Hydra: SSH2

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15888


It may be possible to determine SSH passwords through brute force.


This plugin runs Hydra to find SSH2 accounts and passwords by brute force.

To use this plugin, enter the 'Logins file' and the 'Passwords file' under the 'Hydra (NASL wrappers options)' advanced settings block.


Change the passwords for the affected accounts.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15888

File Name: hydra_ssh2.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Published: 2004/12/01

Modified: 2012/07/27

Dependencies: 14772, 15868, 10267

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Secret/hydra/logins_file, Secret/hydra/passwords_file, /tmp/hydra/force_run