Network Analyzer Wireshark 2.6.3 Released with Various Bug Fixes

Last updated: August 31, 2018


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


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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