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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.


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.

wireshark 2.2.0

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.


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

How to Install Wireshark 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily

Last updated: November 24, 2015

wireshark 2.0

Wireshark has reached the new table 2.0 release recently and it has been made into Ubuntu 16.04’s official repositories. Here’s how to install Wireshark 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.10 using a PPA.

Wireshark 2.0 features a completely new user interface that provides a smoother, faster user experience. It has been fully rewritten in Qt5. It also has new protocol support, new file format decoding support, new dialogs, capture options, and many other improvements. See the release note.

Wireshark 2.0 in Ubuntu

Install Wireshark 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.10:

UPDATE: The official Wireshark PPA just updated with the 2.0 packages, available for not only Ubuntu 15.10, but also Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04.

1. Add PPA.

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T key combination. When it opens, paste below command and hit enter:

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


Type in your password when it asks, no visual feedback so just type in mind, and hit Enter to continue.

2. Install / Upgrade Wireshark.

If you have a previous installed, launch Software Updater. After checking for updates, you’ll see this popular network protocol analyzer in the list. Install the updates and done.


Or, paste below commands one by one and run to update repository cache and install/upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wireshark

3. Remove PPA.

The PPA also contains many other applications for 15.10 Wily, check HERE. You can keep the PPA or select remove it via below command once Wireshark 2.0 is installed.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:nicola-onorata/desktop && sudo apt-get update

WireShark 1.10.3

Wireshark, the most popular network protocol analyzer has reached v1.10.3. Wireshark 1.10.3 fixed lots of bugs and updated many protocols support.

This tutorial shows how to install Wireshark 1.10.3 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

What’s New in Wireshark 1.10.3:

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

  • The IEEE 802.15.4 dissector could crash.
  • The NBAP dissector could crash. Discovered by Laurent Butti.
  • The SIP dissector could crash.
  • The OpenWire dissector could go into a large loop. Discovered by Murali.
  • The TCP dissector could crash.
    The following bugs has been fixed:

  • new_packet_list: EAP-TLS reassemble does not happen when NEW_PACKET_LIST is toggled.
  • TLS decryption fails with XMPP start_tls.
  • Wrong Interpretation of GTS starting slot.
  • “Follow TCP Stream” shows only the first HTTP req+res.
  • The value of SEND_TO_UE in the DIAMETER Gx dictionary for Packet-Filter-Usage AVP is 0 instead of 1.
  • Crash then try to delete the same entry (length range) twice.
  • Crash if wrong “packet lengths range” entered.
  • Bssgp ⇒ SGSN-INVOKE-TRACE use the wrong function…
  • Minor correction to dissection of DLR frames in Ethernet/IP dissector.
  • WebSphere MQ V7 Bug Fix 8322 TSHM_EBCDIC.
  • EDNS0 “Higher bits in extended RCODE” incorrectly decoded in packet-dns.c.
  • Files with pcap-ng Simple Packet Blocks can’t be read.
  • Bug in RTP dissector if RTP extension is present.
  • Improve “eHRPD Indicator” NVSE dissection in 3GPP2 A11 Registration Request.
  • “make debian-package” fails, missing wsicon32.xpm.
  • Fix typo in MODCOD list of DVB-S2 dissector.
  • Ring buffer crash when tshark gets too far behind dumpcap.
  • PTP Dissector Wrongfully Reports Malformed Packet.
  • Wireshark lua dissector unable to load for media_type=application/octet-stream.
  • Wireshark crash when dissecting packet with NTLMSSP.
  • Padding in uint64 field in DCERPC protocol wrongly reported.
  • DCERPC data_blobs are not correctly dissected when NDR64 encoding is used.
  • Multiple PDUs in the same DCERPC packet are not correctly decrypted.
  • The tshark summary line doesn’t display the frame number or displays it sporadically.
  • Bluetooth: SDP improvements and minor fixes.
  • Duplicate IRC header field abbreviation breaks filter (example: irc.response.command).
    Updated Protocol Support:

    3GPP2 A11, Bluetooth SDP, BSSGP, DCERPC, DCERPC NDR, DCERPC NT, DIAMETER, DNS, DVB-S2, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, H.225, IEEE 802.15.4, IRC, NBAP, NTLMSSP, OpenWire, PTP, RTP, SIP, TCP, WiMax, and XMPP

    Read Wireshare 1.10.3 release note.

    Install Wireshark 1.10.3:

    It’s recommended to upgrade to this version because it fixed lots of vulnerabilities and bugs that affected in versions that are available by default in Ubuntu repository.

    To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to install Wireshark 1.10.3 from PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pi-rho/security
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wireshark

    For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, the version of Wireshark is available in Ubuntu Software Center.

    wireshark 1.10.3 in ubuntu 13.10

    wireshark 1.10.3 in ubuntu 13.10

    WireShark logoAs you may know, WireShark is a network ‘sniffer’ that captures and analyzes packages off the wire. It’s available in Ubuntu Software Center, but it’s a little old. The latest version has reached 1.10.2 and this tutorial will show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

    WireShark 1.10.2 updated the following protocols: ASSA R3, ASN.1 PER, Bluetooth HCI ACL, GTPv2, EtherCAT AMS, HTTP, IEEE 802.11, ISDN SUP, IPFIX, LDAP, NBAP, MQ, Novell SSS, Radiotap, PROFINET MRP, ROHC, SCSI, SIP, STP, and RTPS. Support for pcap-ng and Microsoft Network Monitor was also updated. Moreover, lots of vulnerabilities have been fixed and numerous bugs have been squashed. See the announcement

    Install WireShark 1.10.2:

    For Ubuntu 12.04 Precise:

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whoopie79/ppa

    Update and install wireshark:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wireshark

    For Ubuntu 13.04 Raring:

    Run commands below one by one:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wireshark

    For Ubuntu 13.10 and higher, install it from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates.