Wireshark network analyzer 2.4.4 was released a week ago. Now it’s finally available in PPA repository for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10.
Wireshark 2.4.4 is a small release with mainly bug-fixes and updated protocol support. Bug-fixes in the release include:
- Multiple dissectors could crash.
- The IxVeriWave file parser could crash.
- The WCP dissector could crash.
- Disabled the Linux kernel’s BPF JIT compiler due to security vulnerable.
- Some keyboard shortcut mix-up has been resolved
- Remote interfaces are not saved.
- Wireshark & Tshark 2.4.2 core dumps with segmentation fault.
- SSH remote capture promiscuous mode.
- For more, see the release note.
How to Install Wireshark 2.4.3 in Ubuntu:
Wireshark has a stable PPA with the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.
1. To add the PPA, open terminal from Unity Dash / App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys, and then run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.
2. For those who have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) to upgrade it to the latest:
Or run the commands below in terminal to install / upgrade wireshark:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wireshark
How to restore:
To restore to the stock version of Wireshark in Ubuntu main repositories, purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:wireshark-dev/stable