Wireshark 4.0.5 Released – What’s New!

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Wireshark, One of the world’s most popular network packet analyzers, released Wireshark 4.0.5 with the fixes of several bugs, updated protocol support, and a few enhancements.

Wireshark is widely used worldwide as one of the most popular tools for analyzing network protocols and is used for several purposes.

Network administrators and security analysts use Wireshark packet analyzer to analyze packets of information within a network and troubleshoot problems that may arise. A wide range of organizations uses this tool to manage their business activities.

The last version of Wireshark 4.0.4 was released on March 3, 2023; this is the second update in 2023.

Wireshark Team claims they do not ship official 32-bit Windows packages for Wireshark 4.0 and later.

Here is a Brief Timeline of the History of Wireshark:

  • 1998: Gerald Combs creates the first version of Wireshark under Ethereal.
  • 1999: Ethereal is released as open-source software under the GPL.
  • 2006: Ethereal is renamed to Wireshark due to trademark issues.
  • 2008: Wireshark 1.0 has a new user interface and support for more protocols.
  • 2010: Wireshark 1.4 is released with improved performance and support for wireless protocols.
  • 2013: Wireshark 1.10 is released with a new, more customizable user interface.
  • 2015: Wireshark 2.0 is released with a new packet decoding engine and support for new protocols.
  • 2019: Wireshark 3.0 has a new user interface and support for more protocols.
  • 2020: Wireshark 3.3.0 Released – Updated Futures, New Protocol & Updated Capture File Support
  • 2021: Wireshark 3.6 is released with improved support for 5G and other new technologies—last release to support 32-bit Windows. 
  • 2022: Wireshark 4.0 is released with changes in many filters and added many new protocols support. 
  • 2023: Wireshark 4.0.4 is released with multiple changes.


The Wireshark packet analyzer is available for several different operating systems, including the following:-

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • BSD

Wireshark 4.0.5 – What’s New!

Updated Protocol Support

DHCP, DIS, DNS, ERF, FF, genl, GQUIC, GSM A-bis OML, HL7, IEEE 802.11, ITS, LAPD, netfilter, netlink-route, netlink-sock_diag, nl80211, RLC, RPCoRDMA, RTPS, SCTP, SMB, UDS, VNC, and WCP

Wireshark 4.0.5 comes with the fixes for the following Fixes:

Vulnerabilities Fixes:

  • wnpa-sec-2023-09 RPCoRDMA dissector crash. Issue 18852.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-10 LISP dissector large loop. Issue 18900.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-11 GQUIC dissector crash Issue 18947.

Bug Fixes:

  • Wireshark ITS Dissector RTCMEM wrong protocol version selector 2 – should use 1—issue 18862.
  • Wireshark treats the letter E in SSRC as an exponential representation of a number—issue 18879.
  • VNC RRE Parser skips over data—issue 18883.
  • sshdump coredump when –remote-interface is left empty. Issue 18904.
  • Fuzz job crash output: fuzz-2023-03-17-7298.pcap. Issue 18917.
  • Fuzz job crash output: fuzz-2023-03-27-7564.pcap. Issue 18934.
  • RFC8925 support (dhcp option 108) Issue 18943.
  • DIS dissector shows an incorrect state in the packet list info column. Issue 18967.
  • RTP analysis shows incorrect timestamp error when timestamp is rolled over. Issue 18973.
  • Asterisk (*) key crash on Endpoint/Conversation dialog. Issue 18975.
  • The RTP player waveform now synchronizes better with audio.


You can Download the latest version of the application from the link here.

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