LSE toolsLSE toolsssh_scan (103)ssh_scan (103)

Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseMPL 2.0
Programming languageRuby
Latest release0.0.42 []

Project health

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This tool is light on its dependencies, as it only uses Ruby and BinData. The scanner is simple to use, as it is limited in the number of parameters and options. There is also the ability to show the results on the screen or export the data to a JSON file. The latter is great if you want to do further processing of the details, or simply store them for later comparison.

Usage and audience

ssh_scan is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, system hardening, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • Command line interface
  • JSON output supported

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + Many releases available
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Supported by a large company

Author and Maintainers

Supporting company

This project is maintained by Mozilla Foundation



Supported operating systems

Ssh_scan is known to work on Linux.

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This tool is categorized as a SSH configuration scanner.