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What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

What’s New

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Support for GSM SMS TPDU in HTTP2 body Issue 17784.

  • Wireshark 3.6.1 broke the ABI by removing ws_log_default_writer from libwsutil Issue 17822.

  • Fedora RPM package build failing with RPATH of /usr/local/lib64 Issue 17830.

  • macos-setup.sh: ftp.pcre.org no longer exists Issue 17834.

  • nmap.org/npcap → npcap.com: domain/URL change Issue 17838.

  • MPLS ECHO FEC stack change TLV not dissected correctly Issue 17868.

  • Attempting to open a systemd journal export file segfaults Issue 17875.

  • Dissector bug on 802.11ac packets Issue 17878.

  • The Info column shows only one NGAP/S1AP packet of several packets inside an SCTP packet Issue 17886.

  • Uninstalling Wireshark 3.6.1 on Windows 10 fails to remove the installation directory because it doesn’t remove the User’s Guide subdirectory and all its contents. Issue 17898.

  • 3.6 doesn’t build without zlib Issue 17899.

  • SIP Statistics no longer properly reporting method type accounting Issue 17904.

  • Fuzz job crash output: fuzz-2022-01-26-6940.pcap Issue 17909.

  • SCTP retransmission detection broken for the first data chunk of each association with relative TSN Issue 17917.

  • “Show In Folder” doesn’t work correctly for filenames with spaces Issue 17927.

New and Updated Features

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support

AMP, ASN.1 PER, ATN-ULCS, BGP, BP, CFLOW, CMS, CSN.1, GDSDB, GSM RP, GTP, HTTP3, IEEE 802.11 Radiotap, IPDC, ISAKMP, Kafka, MP2T, MPEG PES, MPEG SECT, MPLS ECHO, NGAP, NTLMSSP, OpenFlow 1.4, OpenFlow 1.5, P_MUL, PN-RT, PROXY, PTP, PVFS, RSL, RTMPT, rtnetlink, S1AP, SCTP, Signal PDU, SIP, TDS, USB, WAP, and ZigBee ZCL

New and Updated Capture File Support

BLF and libpcap

New File Format Decoding Support

There is no new or updated file format support in this release.

Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from https://www.wireshark.org/download.html.

Vendor-supplied Packages

Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages. You can usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management system specific to that platform. A list of third-party packages can be found on the download page on the Wireshark web site.

File Locations

Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These locations vary from platform to platform. You can use Help  About Wireshark  Folders or tshark -G folders to find the default locations on your system.

Getting Help

The User’s Guide, manual pages and various other documentation can be found at https://www.wireshark.org/docs/

Community support is available on Wireshark’s Q&A site and on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark’s mailing lists can be found on the web site.

Bugs and feature requests can be reported on the issue tracker.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.