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Wireshark is one of the world's foremost network protocol analyzers, and is the standard in many parts of the industry. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998. Hundreds of developers around the world have contributed to it, and it it still under active development.

Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:

  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Multi-interface: Along with a standard GUI, Wireshark includes TShark, a text-mode analyzer which is useful for remote more...

What's New

Version 1.12.6:
  • Vulnerabilities
    • wnpa-sec-2015-19 - WCCP dissector crash.
    • wnpa-sec-2015-20 - GSM DTAP dissector crash.
  • Bugs
    • Wireshark 1.12.1 crashes on startup on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
    • Wireshark does not display X.400 addresses correctly.
    • Reproducible crash in "Edit column details" dialog.
    • Subnet name more...


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • X11 or XQuartz

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Date 18 Jun 2015
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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