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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

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The open-source network analyzer Wireshark 2.4.3 was released days ago on Nov 30. The stable PPA finally built the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

Wireshark 2.4.3 is a bug-fix release. Following bugs has been fixed in the release:

  • The IWARP_MPA dissector could crash.
  • The NetBIOS dissector could crash.
  • The CIP Safety dissector could crash.
  • “tshark -G ?” doesn’t provide expected help.
  • File loading is very slow with TRANSUM dissector enabled.
  • SSL Dissection bug.
  • Wireshark crashes when exporting various files to .csv, txt and other ‘non-capture file’ formats.
  • RLC reassembly doesn’t work for RLC over UDP heuristic dissector.
  • HTTP Object export fails with long extension (possibly query string).
  • 3GPP Civic Address not displayed in Packet Details.
  • PEEKREMOTE dissector does not decode 11ac MCS rates properly.
  • Wireshark Crash when trying to use Preferences | Advanced.
  • Read the release note for more.

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, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10, though the title says only 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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The most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark 2.2.5, was finally made into PPA repository more than a week after its release date.

Wireshark 2.2.5 is mainly a bug-fix release. The changes include updated protocol support and the following bug-fixes:

  • Infinite loop: RTMTP dissector, WSP dissector, STANAG 4607 file parser, NetScaler file parser, IAX2 dissector, and NetScaler file parser.
  • Crashes: LDSS dissector, NetScaler file parser, and K12 file parser.
  • Display filter textbox loses focus during live capturing.
  • crashes when saving pcaps, opening pcaps, and exporting specified packets.
  • Dumpcap crashes during rpcap setup.
  • Crash on closing SNMP capture file if snmp credentials are present.
  • And see the release note for more.

How to Install Wireshark 2.2.5 via PPA:

The official stable PPA has built the new release for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

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