OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on. Users of telnet, rlogin, and ftp may not realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted, but it is. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.
Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a
- ssh(1), sshd(8): Fix weakness in CBC padding oracle countermeasures that allowed a variant of the attack fixed in OpenSSH 7.3 to proceed. Note that the OpenSSH client disables CBC ciphers by default, sshd offers them as lowest-preference options and will remove them by default entriely in the next release. Reported by Jean Paul Degabriele, Kenny Paterson, Martin
- OS X 10.2 or later