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The popular network packet analyzer Wireshark released version 2.6.5 yesterday afternoon with numerous bug-fixes.

Following vulnerabilities, bugs has been fixed in Wireshark 2.6.5:

  • The Wireshark dissection engine could crash.
  • The DCOM dissector could crash.
  • The LBMPDM dissector could crash.
  • The MMSE dissector could go into an infinite loop.
  • The IxVeriWave file parser could crash.
  • The PVFS dissector could crash.
  • The ZigBee ZCL dissector could crash.
  • VoIP Calls dialog doesn’t include RTP stream when preparing a filter.
  • Closing Enabled Protocols dialog crashes wireshark.
  • Unable to Export Objects → HTTP after sorting columns.
  • DNS Response to NS query shows as malformed packet.
  • Encrypted Alerts corresponds to a wrong selection in the packet bytes pane.
  • ESP will not decode since 2.6.2 – works fine in 2.4.6 or 2.4.8.
  • Wireshark tries to decode EAP-SIM Pseudonym Identity.
  • Infinite read loop when extcap exits with error and error message.
  • OPC UA Max nesting depth exceeded for valid packet.
  • TShark 2.6 does not print GeoIP information.
  • ISUP (ANSI) packets malformed in WS versions later than 2.4.8.
  • Handover candidate enquire message not decoded.
  • TShark piping output in a cmd or PowerShell prompt stops working when GeoIP is enabled.
  • ICMPv6 with routing header incorrectly placed.
  • IEEE 802.11 Vendor Specific fixed fields display as malformed packets.
  • text2pcap -4 and -6 option should require -i as well.
  • text2pcap direction sensitivity does not affect dummy ethernet addresses.
  • MLE security suite display incorrect.
  • Message for incorrect IPv4 option lengths is incorrect.
  • TACACS+ dissector does not properly reassemble large accounting messages.
  • NLRI of S-PMSI A-D BGP route not being displayed.

Install Wireshark 2.6.5 in Ubuntu:

Balint Reczey maintains the Wireshark packages for Ubuntu. The new 2.6.5 package will be published in Ubuntu universe repository.

Make sure the security and updates repositories are enabled in Software & Updates -> Updates.

Once the new release package is published, you’ll receive Wireshark updates through Software Updater.

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The open-source network packet analyzer Wireshark 2.6.3 was released a few days ago with various bug-fixes and updated protocol support.

Wireshark 2.6.3 fixed following bugs:

  • Bluetooth AVDTP dissector crash.
  • Bluetooth Attribute Protocol dissector crash.
  • Radiotap dissector crash.
  • Wireshark Hangs on startup initializing external capture plugins.
  • Qt: SCTP Analyse Association Dialog: Segmentation fault when clicking twice the Filter Association button.
  • Incorrect presentation of dissected data item (NETMASK) in ISAKMP dissector.
  • Decode NFAPI: CONFIG.request Error.
  • udpdump frame too long error.
  • ISDN – LAPD dissector broken since version 2.5.0.
  • ASTERIX Category 062 / 135 Altitude has wrong value.
  • Wireshark cannot decrypt SSL/TLS session if it was proxied over HTTP tunnel.
  • TLS records in a HTTP tunnel are displayed as “Encrypted Handshake Message”.
  • BTATT Dissector: Temperature Measurement: Celsius and Fahrenheit swapped.
  • Diameter AVP User Location Info, Mobile Network Code decoded not correctly.
  • Heartbeat message “Info” displayed without comma separator. Bug 15079.

Install The Latest Wireshark via PPA in Ubuntu:

As the PPA packages are always a few days late than the release date, check the PPA link before getting started.

Wireshark stable PPA contains most recent packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you’ve the previous Wireshark 2.4.x installed on your system, remove it first via command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark

3. Finally run following commands one by one in terminal to install Wireshark 2.6.x:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wireshark

Uninstall:

To remove the software, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark wireshark-*

And remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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Wireshark network packet analyzer 2.6 stable series now is available to install in all current Ubuntu releases via the stable PPA.

Wireshark 2.6 was released 3 months ago in Apirl. It mainly features:

  • Support for HTTP Request sequences
  • Support for MaxMind DB files. Support for GeoIP and GeoLite Legacy databases has been removed.
  • The Windows packages are now built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.
  • The IP map feature (the “Map” button in the “Endpoints” dialog) has been removed.

Install Wireshark 2.6 via PPA in Ubuntu:

So far the PPA contains Wireshark 2.6.1 for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04.

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you’ve the previous Wireshark 2.4.x installed on your system, remove it first via command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark

3. Finally run following commands one by one in terminal to install Wireshark 2.6:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wireshark

Uninstall:

To remove the software, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark wireshark-*

And remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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Wireshark network analyzer reached 2.4.5 release a few days ago. Lots of vulnerabilities and bugs has been fixed in the release.

Wireshark 2.4.5 has fixed following issues:

  • The IEEE 802.11 dissector could crash.
  • Multiple dissectors could go into large infinite loops.
  • The UMTS MAC dissector could crash.
  • The DOCSIS dissector could crash.
  • The FCP dissector could crash.
  • The SIGCOMP dissector could crash.
  • The pcapng file parser could crash.
  • The IPMI dissector could crash.
  • The SIGCOMP dissector could crash.
  • The NBAP disssector could crash.
  • AutoScroll does not work.
  • Unable to create Filter Expression Button for a yellow filter.
  • Other fixes and updated protocol support. See release note.

How to Install Wireshark in Ubuntu:

Wireshark has a stable PPA with the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

You may first check the PPA link for package version before doing following steps.

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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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