Coloring Rules in Wireshark

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Wireshark Coloring Rules Notes

A great site with additional coloring rules offered to the community: http://wiki.wireshark.org/ColoringRules

All default coloring rules are stored in a file Computer> Local Disk> Program Files> Wireshark> colorfilters.

Profile coloring rules are stored in files at USER> Appdata> Roaming> Wireshark> profiles> PROFILENAME> colorfilters

Here is a sample output of the default file:

# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE! It was created by Wireshark
@Bad TCP@tcp.analysis.flags@[0,0,0][65535,24383,24383]
@HSRP State Change@hsrp.state != 8 && hsrp.state != 16@[0,0,0][65535,63222,0]
@Spanning Tree Topology Change@stp.type == 0x80@[0,0,0][65535,63222,0]
@OSPF State Change@ospf.msg != 1@[0,0,0][65535,63222,0]
@ICMP errors@icmp.type eq 3 || icmp.type eq 4 || icmp.type eq 5 || icmp.type eq 11 || icmpv6.type eq 1 || icmpv6.type eq 2 || icmpv6.type eq 3 || icmpv6.type eq 4@[0,0,0][0,65535,3616]
@ARP@arp@[55011,59486,65534][0,0,0]
@ICMP@icmp || icmpv6@[49680,49737,65535][0,0,0]
@TCP RST@tcp.flags.reset eq 1@[37008,0,0][65535,63121,32911]
@SCTP ABORT@sctp.chunk_type eq ABORT@[37008,0,0][65535,63121,32911]
@TTL low or unexpected@( ! ip.dst == 224.0.0.0/4 && ip.ttl < 5 && !pim) || (ip.dst == 224.0.0.0/24 && ip.ttl != 1)@[37008,0,0][65535,65535,65535]
@Checksum Errors@cdp.checksum_bad==1 || edp.checksum_bad==1 || ip.checksum_bad==1 || tcp.checksum_bad==1 || udp.checksum_bad==1 || sctp.checksum_bad==1 || mstp.checksum_bad==1@[0,0,0][65535,24383,24383]
@SMB@smb || nbss || nbns || nbipx || ipxsap || netbios@[65534,64008,39339][0,0,0]
@HTTP@http || tcp.port == 80@[36107,65535,32590][0,0,0]
@IPX@ipx || spx@[65534,58325,58808][0,0,0]
@DCERPC@dcerpc@[51199,38706,65533][0,0,0]
@Routing@hsrp || eigrp || ospf || bgp || cdp || vrrp || gvrp || igmp || ismp@[65534,62325,54808][0,0,0]
@TCP SYN/FIN@tcp.flags & 0x02 || tcp.flags.fin == 1@[41026,41026,41026][0,0,0]
@TCP@tcp@[59345,58980,65534][0,0,0]
@UDP@udp@[28834,57427,65533][0,0,0]
@Broadcast@eth[0] & 1@[65535,65535,65535][32768,32768,32768]

Here is the LAB1 Profile Color Filter file created in or Exploring Packet Analysis with Wireshark course:

# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE! It was created by Wireshark
@# Window Size@tcp.window_size < 1300@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]
@* Window Update@expert.message == “Window update”@[0,25700,0][37008,61166,37008]
@Bad TCP@tcp.analysis.flags@[0,0,0][65535,24383,24383]
@HSRP State Change@hsrp.state != 8 && hsrp.state != 16@[0,0,0][65535,63222,0]
@Spanning Tree Topology Change@stp.type == 0x80@[0,0,0][65535,63222,0]
@OSPF State Change@ospf.msg != 1@[0,0,0][65535,63222,0]
@ICMP errors@icmp.type eq 3 || icmp.type eq 4 || icmp.type eq 5 || icmp.type eq 11 || icmpv6.type eq 1 || icmpv6.type eq 2 || icmpv6.type eq 3 || icmpv6.type eq 4@[0,0,0][0,65535,3616]
@ARP@arp@[55011,59486,65534][0,0,0]
@ICMP@icmp || icmpv6@[49680,49737,65535][0,0,0]
@TCP RST@tcp.flags.reset eq 1@[37008,0,0][65535,63121,32911]
@SCTP ABORT@sctp.chunk_type eq ABORT@[37008,0,0][65535,63121,32911]
@TTL low or unexpected@( ! ip.dst == 224.0.0.0/4 && ip.ttl < 5 && !pim) || (ip.dst == 224.0.0.0/24 && ip.ttl != 1)@[37008,0,0][65535,65535,65535]
@Checksum Errors@cdp.checksum_bad==1 || edp.checksum_bad==1 || ip.checksum_bad==1 || tcp.checksum_bad==1 || udp.checksum_bad==1 || sctp.checksum_bad==1 || mstp.checksum_bad==1@[0,0,0][65535,24383,24383]
@SMB@smb || nbss || nbns || nbipx || ipxsap || netbios@[65534,64008,39339][0,0,0]
@HTTP@http || tcp.port == 80@[36107,65535,32590][0,0,0]
@IPX@ipx || spx@[65534,58325,58808][0,0,0]
@DCERPC@dcerpc@[51199,38706,65533][0,0,0]
@Routing@hsrp || eigrp || ospf || bgp || cdp || vrrp || gvrp || igmp || ismp@[65534,62325,54808][0,0,0]
@TCP SYN/FIN@tcp.flags & 0x02 || tcp.flags.fin == 1@[41026,41026,41026][0,0,0]
@TCP@tcp@[59345,58980,65534][0,0,0]
@UDP@udp@[28834,57427,65533][0,0,0]
@Broadcast@eth[0] & 1@[65535,65535,65535][32768,32768,32768]

Here are some additional rules that may be of interest:

Wireless:

@# PPI Signal < ‐80 (Weak Signal Strength at Antenna Location)@ppi.80211‐
common.dbm.antsignal < ‐80@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]
@# RadioTap Signal < ‐80 (Weak Signal Strength at Antenna
Location)@radiotap.dbm_antsignal < ‐80@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]

Other:

@# High Delta Display Time (adjust as needed)@frame.time_delta_displayed >
0.500000000@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]
@# DHCP NACK (DHCP Server Does Not Like Target)@(bootp.option.type == 53)
&& (bootp.option.value == 06)@ [35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]]
@# HTTP Error Code@http.response.code > 299 @[63479,41891,21588][0,0,0]
@# ICMP Type 3/Code 4 (Black Hole Detection?)@icmp.type == 3 and icmp.code
== 4@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]
@# SIP Error Responses@sip.Status‐Code >= 300@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]
@# TCP Length == 536 (MTU Issue Along
Path?)@tcp.len==536@[35723,0,0][65535,42405,0]

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