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Tool and Usage

SSHsec scans a system running the SSH protocol and retrieves its configuration, host keys, and Diffie-Hellman groups.

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Usage and audience

SSHsec is commonly used for information gathering, penetration testing, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

SSHsec is under development by Tom Flanagan.


Supported operating systems

SSHsec is known to work on Linux.

SSHsec alternatives

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Project details
Latest release1.4.0 [2017-07-08]
Last updatedApril 4, 2018

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This tool is categorized as a configuration audit tool, SSH configuration scanner, and SSH security audit tool.

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