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Xplico 1.2.2

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Xplico 1.2.2 is now available.


  • Migration from GeoIP to GeoIP2
  • nDPI updated
  • CakePHP 2.10.17
  • Bugfix


Xpico 1.2.1: Xplico vulnerability

Mehmet D. İNCE from discovered several vulnerability related to the Xplico software. He identified three different vulnerability, two classified as “Hight severity” and one as “Medium severity”. The number assigned for this vulnerability of Xplico is CVE-2017-16666. More details here.
Thanks to Mehmet’s detail report and the collaboration of  Mehmet and of Doug Burks of Security Onion Solutions, vulnerabilities have been resolved.
This release fix these issues. It is recommended and exhorts to upgrade your Xplico installations.

Thanks again to Mehmet D. İNCE and to Doug Burks.
Gianluca Costa

Xplico 1.2.0

Xplico 1.2.0 is now available.


  • Migration from PHP5 to PHP7
  • CakePHP 2.8
  • nDPI updated
  • IMAP bug fix
  • Bugfix: reported on Security Onion


Xplico 1.1.2: CapAnalysis

capanalysisAs some of you might know CapAnalysis is open source. To analyze the pcap files CapAnalysis uses Xplico with some specific dissectors.

With this release of Xplico we complete the open source migration of CapAnalysis.

Everyone can use CapAnalysis not only by installing it but also by freely using it from the demo site.  The demo gives the possibility to upload up to 20MB of PCAP files. No password is required and all data are deleted automatically at 00:00 UTC the day after the creation of dataset.

From the point of view of Xplico users this release doesn’t introduce new features.

The code can be found on GitHub.

Xplico 1.0.1

Xplico 1.0.1 is now available!


  • nDPI integration
  • performace improved
  • FTP dissector improved
  • Added the prism dissector
  • CLI execution bug fixed
  • PCAP-over-IP SSL encryption
  • IRC dissector improved
  • File reconstruction from Fragmented Payloads improved
  • FaceBook Chat updated
  • FaceBook Message (partial)
  • HTTP without initial packets (packets lost)
  • RTP dissector improved
  • PCAP2WAV, RTP2WAV interface added


Ubuntu 12.04 and VirtualBox Image

The VirtualBox image of Xplico 1.0.0 can be downloaded here.

Xplico for Ubuntu 12.04 can be installed following the howto or it can be downloaded here.

We are developing the new version, some new features, like the use of nDPI library, may be tested with the Demo (Xplico in the cloud) . Any feedback is welcome.

Thanks to Carlos Gacimartín.


Xplico 1.0.0 Released

Xplico 1.0.0 is now available!


  • SQLite dispatcher performance improved
  • added the PPI dissector
  • added the syslog dissector
  • added “Bogus IP length” correction with checksum verification disabled
  • new Facebook Chat dissector for the new Facebook chat protocol
  • SIP dissector improved
  • IMAP dissector improved and bugs fixed
  • DNS dissector PIPI improved
  • Yahoo Webmail bugs fixed
  • Live/Hotmail WebMail Spanish version
  • GeoMap improved
  • PCap-over-IP

Xplico Repository (Ubuntu 11.04 or higher)

To install Xplico in your Ubuntu Server or in your Desktop now you can use the official Xplico repository. With four simple steps you can have Xplico running and updated.

sudo bash -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -s -c) main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 791C25CE
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xplico



Xplico 0.7.1: DEFT Linux 7

We are pleased to announce the DEFT Linux 7 and the new release of Xplico.

Xplico 0.7.1 fixes some bugs:DEFT Linux 7

  • RTP bug fixed
  • dispatcher core functionality bug fixed
  • mfile manipulator bug fixed
  • XI bugs fixed
  • added DB migration tool

We are working to 1.0.0 version and you can try it here.

If you are a fun of Xplico, please vote for it 2011 Toolsmith Tool of the Year.


CERT Linux Forensics Tools

Thanks to Larry Rogers the new release of Xplico can be downloaded from the CERT Linux Forensics Tools Repository. The RPM are available for Fedora 16, 15, 14 and 13.
The announcement says:

xplico-0.7.1-1.{fc13,fc14,fc15,fc16}.{i386,x86_64}.rpm – xplico is an Internet traffic decoder. See the Xplico website for the list of changes in this version. Note that RHEL/CentOS is not supported due to a lack of Python Version 3 support.


Xplico 0.7.0: Gmail and language localization

This version introduces improvement on Webmail sniffing/decoding and the language localization.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17 (NASA)Changelog:

  • upgraded the XI to Cakephp 1.3
  • added the ICMPv6 dissector
  • Ethernet dissector improved (for ICMPv6)
  • one of two Xplico’s deadlock is solved
  • fixed the communication bug between xplico and the manipulators
  • SDP dissector bug fixed
  • SIP and TCP dissectors improved
  • WebMail manipulator and all Python3 scripts improved (ready to new webmail entry… see pol 😉 )
  • added pcap file name on CLI report
  • capture modules log improved
  • new GeoIP version: 1.4.8
  • added IPv6 Hop-by-Hop options
  • Xplico and all Manipulators with dual stack (IPv4, IPv6)
  • XI language localization (each fix is ​​well come): Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • DNS bug fixed
  • added the MDNS dissector
  • added AOL WebMail
  • added Yahoo! WebMail
  • added Yahoo! Mail for Andorid Mobile
  • added Gmail

We thank:

  • briaeros007 (member of the forum) for his test about IPv6 functionality on Xplico’s applications
  • James Fisher, he has found and fixed a bug in the HTTP dissector

Enjoy Xplico!