ssh-audit – SSH Server Auditing

ssh-audit is a tool for ssh server auditing.


  • SSH1 and SSH2 protocol server support;
  • grab banner, recognize device or software and operating system, detect compression;
  • gather key-exchange, host-key, encryption and message authentication code algorithms;
  • output algorithm information (available since, removed/disabled, unsafe/weak/legacy, etc);
  • output algorithm recommendations (append or remove based on recognized software version);
  • output security information (related issues, assigned CVE list, etc);
  • analyze SSH version compatibility based on algorithm information;
  • historical information from OpenSSH, Dropbear SSH and libssh;
  • no dependencies, compatible with Python 2.6+, Python 3.x and PyPy;




usage: [-bnv] [-l ] <host[:port]>

-1, --ssh1 force ssh version 1 only
-2, --ssh2 force ssh version 2 only
-b, --batch batch output
-n, --no-colors disable colors
-v, --verbose verbose output
-l, --level= minimum output level (info|warn|fail)

– batch flag -b will output sections without header and without empty lines (implies verbose flag).
– verbose flag -v will prefix each line with section type and algorithm name.

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