sshttp alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace sshttp? During the review of sshttp we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. sslh (SSL/SSH multiplexer)
  2. Cowrie (SSH/telnet honeypot)
  3. Dockpot (SSH honeypot based on Docker)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to sshttp.

Alternatives (by score)

78

sslh

Introduction

A typical use case for multiplexing is to allow serving several services on one port. Port 443 is commonly used, as that is typically opened on firewalls to allow HTTPS traffic. By multiplexing it, you can also use SSH or other services on the same port.

Project details

93

Cowrie

Introduction

Cowrie is a honeypot to emulate SSH and telnet services. It can be used to learn attack methods and as an additional layer for security monitoring.

Project details

Cowrie is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars

    Typical usage

    • Information gathering
    • Learning
    • Security monitoring
    • Threat discovery

    Cowrie review

    56

    Dockpot

    Introduction

    Using an SSH honeypot is a good way to learn about common attacks on the SSH service. It can provide insights on the number of scans and probes on the network.

    Project details

    Dockpot is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Learning
    • Threat discovery

    Dockpot review

    81

    Fail2ban

    Introduction

    Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks

    Project details

    Fail2ban is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Network traffic filtering
      • Security monitoring

      Fail2ban review

      64

      HonSSH

      Introduction

      HonSSH is a high-interaction SSH honeypot to collect information about attackers that target the SSH service.

      Project details

      HonSSH is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - Unknown project license

      Typical usage

      • Learning
      • Threat discovery

      HonSSH review

      74

      known_hosts_bruteforcer

      Introduction

      This utility is useful when you obtained a known_hosts file, but can't decipher the hashed hostnames from it.

      Project details

      known_hosts_bruteforcer is written in Perl.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No updates for a while

      Typical usage

      • Digital forensics
      • Penetration testing

      known_hosts_bruteforcer review

      67

      OpenSSH

      Introduction

      OpenSSH is a much-used connectivity tool for remote administration of Linux systems. It uses the SSH protocol and encrypts all traffic to eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other related attacks.

      Project details

      60

      ssh-audit

      Introduction

      The ssh-audit tool is of great help when scanning SSH servers to discover possible improvements. It is written in Python and with a simple 'git clone' it can already be started. You typically would use a tool like this to improve your own SSH configurations or as part of a security assignment.

      Project details

      ssh-audit is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code is easy to read and understand
      • + Tool is easy to use
      • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
      • + Very low number of dependencies
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Application security
        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment

        ssh-audit review

        64

        SSH Honeypot

        Introduction

        SSH Honeypot is as the name implies a honeypot to emulate the SSH service. It can be used to learn about threats and commands used by attackers.

        Project details

        SSH Honeypot is written in C.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Learning
          • Threat discovery

          SSH Honeypot review

          84

          ssh_scan

          Introduction

          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.

          Project details

          ssh_scan is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment
            • System hardening
            • Vulnerability scanning

            ssh_scan review

            60

            SSHsec

            Introduction

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

            Project details

            SSHsec is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering
              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              SSHsec review

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