SSH brute force attempt

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


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.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 2004.


Platforms Affected:

  • Various vendors Any operating system


Not available

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