How to Install Wireshark 2.4.4 in Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04

January 20, 2018

wireshark

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.

wireshark-official-ppa

2. For those who have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) to upgrade it to the latest:

upgrade wireshark

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

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One response to How to Install Wireshark 2.4.4 in Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04

  1. Aman Ranjan Verma June 14, 2018 at 6:04 am

    It’s working. Thank you.