Wireshark 2.2.7 Released with Updated Protocol Support

Wireshark, the open-source cross-platform network protocol analyzer, has reached the new stable 2.2.7 release a few days ago.

Wireshark 2.2.7 fixed vulnerabilities in the DOF and DHCP dissectors, infinite loop issues in the Bazaar, SoulSeek, DNS, and DICOM dissectors, as well as a memory exhaustion bug in the openSAFETY dissector.

Also several crashes in the MSNIP, ROS, RGMP, and IPv6 dissectors, and various other bugs has been fixed in this release. See the release note.

Updated Protocol Support:

Wireshark 2.2.7 brings updated protocol support for Bazaar, BT ATT, BT L2CAP, DHCP, DICOM, DNP3, DNS, DOF, DWARF, ICMP, IEEE 802.11, IPv6, ISUP, LTE RRC, MSNIP, Netflow, Netsync, openSAFETY, OSITP, QUAKEWORLD, Radiotap, RGMP, ROS, RTCP, SIGCOMP, SMB, SoulSeek, and XOT.

Unfortunately, no new capture files, nor capture interfaces were added in this maintenance release.

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How to Install Wireshark 2.2.7 in Ubuntu:

The official Wireshark stable PPA does not update for the new release at the moment of writing this tutorial.

However, you can add the repository by opening terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and running command:

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

Input your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.


After that, once the PPA updated with the new Wireshark packages, you’ll receive the updates via Software Updater, along with other system updates.

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