Install Wireshark 2.0.3 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 & LinuxMint

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Wireshark an open source protocol analyzer software mainly used to monitor the traffic in a network ,recently version 2.0.3 released and easy to install it  via Official PPA.


Changelog in Wireshark 2.0.3

The  version 2.0.3 comes with fix of vulnerabilities and bugs and new support to protocols
  • The NCP dissector could crash.
  • TShark could crash due to a packet reassembly bug.
  • The IEEE 802.11 dissector could crash.
  • The PKTC dissector could crash.
  • The PKTC dissector could crash.
  • The IAX2 dissector could go into an infinite loop.
  • Wireshark and TShark could exhaust the stack.
  • The GSM CBCH dissector could crash.
  • MS-WSP dissector crash.

Protocol Support:

6LoWPAN, ACAP, Asterix, BGP, DMP, DNS, DTLS, EAP, FMTP, GPRS LLC, GSM A, GSM A GM, GSM CBCH, GSM MAP, GTPv2, HTTP, IAX2, IEEE 802.11, iWARP MPA, MS-WSP, MySQL, NCP, NFS, PKTC, QUIC, R3, RTP, SMB, SPRT, TCP, ZEP, ZigBee, ZigBee NWK, ZigBee ZCL SE, and ZVT


Installation Instructions

Step 1 : Add the official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
Step 2 : update the repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3 : install wireshark 2.0.3 
sudo apt-get install wireshark

During installation it will ask you to press yes or no for allowing the non super user to execute wireshark.

If you want to modify the settings after some times run the below command
sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common 
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