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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

wireshark 2.2.0 PPA

Wireshark 2.2.0, new stable release of open-source network analyzer, is finally available for install or upgrade via PPA repository, in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04.

Wireshark 2.2.0 new features:

  • “Decode As” support
  • support exporting packets as JSON
  • new file format decoding support
  • a wide range of new protocol support, including
    • Apache Cassandra
    • USB3 Vision Protocol
    • USIP protocol
    • UserLog protocol
    • Zigbee Protocol Clusters
    • Cisco ttag, and much more.

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How to install Wireshark 2.2 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 14.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 17/18, and the old Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, you can install Wireshark 2.2 from its official PPA by following the steps below one by one:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.

wireshark-official-ppa

2. To upgrade from a previous release, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager for Mint) and install the software updates after checking updates.

upgrade wireshark 2.2

Or install / upgrade Wireshark 2.2 from command line:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wireshark

Uninstall Wireshark 2.2.0:

To uninstall the new release to downgrade it to the stock version of Wireshark in Ubuntu repository, run command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:wireshark-dev/stable