Script which can be used to reconstruct pcap and perform packet modifications from tshark json output.
This repository contains more recent and experimental changes compared to Wireshark (https://github.com/wireshark/wireshark/tree/master/tools/json2pcap).
Command tshark -T json -x and new tshark -T jsonraw output adds into hex-data output in JSON also the information on which position each field is dissected in the original frame, what is the field length, the bitmask (for not byte aligned fields) and the type. This information can be used for latter processing. One use-case is the json2pcap script included in wireshark, which assembles the protocol layers back together from upper to lowers layers. This allows revers json to pcap conversion and also the packet modification/editing/rewriting.
usage: json2pcap.py [-h] [-p] infile [infile ...] Utility to generate pcap from json format. Packet modification: In input json it is possible to modify the raw values of decoded fields. The output pcap will include the modified values. The algorithm of generating the output pcap is to get all raw hex fields from input json and then assembling them by layering from longest (less decoded fields) to shortest (more decoded fields). It means if the modified raw field is shorter field (more decoded field) it takes precedence against modification in longer field (less decoded field). If the json includes duplicated raw fields with same position and length, the behavior is not deterministic. For manual packet editing it is always possible to remove any not required raw fields from json, only frame_raw is field mandatory for reconstruction. Packet modification with -p switch: The python script is generated instead of pcap. This python script when executed will generate the pcap of 1st packet from input json. The generated code includes the decoded fields and the function to assembly the packet. This enables to modify the script and programmatically edit or encode the packet variables. The assembling algorithm is different, because the decoded packet fields are relative and points to parent node with their position (compared to input json which has absolute positions). positional arguments: infile json generated by tshark -T jsonraw or by tshark -T json -x optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -p, --python generate python payload instead of pcap (only 1st packet)
Copyright 2017, Martin Kacer <kacer.martin[AT]gmail.com>
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