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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

We do not ship official 32-bit Windows packages for Wireshark 4.0 and later. If you need to use Wireshark on that platform, we recommend using the latest 3.6 release. Issue 17779

If you’re running Wireshark on macOS and upgraded to macOS 13 from an earlier version, you might have to open and run the “Uninstall ChmodBPF” package, then open and run “Install ChmodBPF” in order to reset the ChmodBPF Launch Daemon. Issue 18734.

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • TShark cannot capture to pipe on Windows correctly. Issue 17900.

  • Wireshark wrongly blames group membership when pcap capabilities are removed. Issue 18279.

  • Packet bytes window broken layout. Issue 18326.

  • RTP Player only shows waveform until sequence rollover. Issue 18829.

  • Valid Ethernet CFM DMM packets are shown as malformed. Issue 19198.

  • Crash on DICOM Export Objects window close. Issue 19207.

  • The QUIC dissector is reporting the quic_transport_parameters max_ack_delay with the title \"GREASE\" Issue 19209.

  • Preferences: Folder name editing behaves weirdly, cursor jumps. Issue 19213.

  • DHCPFO: Expert info list does not show all expert infos. Issue 19216.

  • Websocket packets not decoded and displayed for Field type=Custom and Field name websocket.payload.text. Issue 19220.

  • Cannot read pcapng file captured on OpenBSD and read on FreeBSD. Issue 19230.

  • UI: While capturing the Wireshark icon changes from green to blue when new file is created. Issue 19252.

  • Conversation: heap-use-after-free after wmem_leave_file_scope. Issue 19265.

  • IP Packets with DSCP 44 does not indicate "Voice-Admit" Issue 19270.

  • NAS 5GS Malformed Packet Decoding SOR transparent container PLMN ID and access technology list. Issue 19273.

  • UI: Auto scroll button in the toolbar is turned on when manually scrolling to the end of packet list. Issue 19274.

New and Updated Features

There are no new or updated features in this release.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support

BT SDP, CBOR, CFM, CP2179, CQL, DHCPFO, DICOM, F1AP, GSM DTAP, IEEE 802.11, IPv4, NAS-5GS, PFCP, PKT CCC, QUIC, RTP, TFTP, WebSocket, and XnAP

New and Updated Capture File Support

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

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.

You can learn protocol analysis and meet Wireshark’s developers at SharkFest.

How You Can Help

The Wireshark Foundation helps as many people as possible understand their networks as much as possible. You can find out more and donate at wiresharkfoundation.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.