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How to Install Wireshark 2.4.3 on Ubuntu via PPA

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Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.


Wireshark 2.4.3 Changelog: 
The following bugs have been fixed:

  • 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.
  • packet-knxnetip.c:936: bad bitmask ?.
  • packet-q931.c:1306: bad compare ?.
  • 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.
  • Wireshark prefers packet.dll in System32\\Npcap over the one in System32.
  • PEEKREMOTE dissector does not decode 11ac MCS rates properly.
  • Visual Studio Community Edition 2015 lacks tools named in developer guide.
  • TCP: Malformed data with Riverbed Probe option.
  • Wireshark Crash when trying to use Preferences | Advanced.
  • Right click on SMB2 Message ID and then Apply as Column causes Runtime Error.
  • Return [Enter] should apply change (Column title - Button Label toolbars).
  • Wireshark crashes if "rip.display_routing_domain" is set to TRUE in preferences file.
  • Entry point inflatePrime not found for androiddump.exe and randpktdump.exe.
  • BGP: IPv6 NLRI is received with Add-path ID, then Wire shark is not able to decode the packet correctly.
  • Wrong SSL decryption when using EXTENDED MASTER SECRET and Client certificate request (mutual authentication).
  • Frame direction isn’t always set if it comes from the pcapng record header rather than the packet pseudo-header. 


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Installation instructions: 

    We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install Wireshark with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...


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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install wireshark

     Optional, to remove wireshark, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove wireshark

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