SSH brute force attempt

ssh-brute-force (17475) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

SSH (Secure Socket Shell) is a secure remote access protocol. Multiple connection attempts from the same source address to the same destination address in a short amount of time are a sign of a brute force attempt. A remote attacker may be using an automated program to attempt to guess the login credentials and gain access to the victim's system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 2004.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • SSH SSH
  • Various vendors Any operating system

Reported:

Not available

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