EldoS | Feel safer!

Software components for data protection, secure storage and transfer

SecureBlackbox .NET: SFTP connectivity issue with some "SSHD" server

Recently we got several reports, that SSH and SFTP clients can not connect to the server which identifies itself as "SSHD". The server reports error 2 and closes connection.
The issue happens only in applications running .NET 4.5 and using SecureBlackbox .NET edition.

The error is caused by the bug in server's implementation of 3DES algorithm. While the server declares that this algorithm is supported, in fact it's not. And the client negotiates this algorithm when it's enabled. The solution is trivial - disable 3DES algorithm when connecting to such server. This is done using EncryptionAlgorithms property of the client component.
Unfortunately automatic disabling is not possible as there exists many server versions that name themselves "SSHD".

more about SecureBlackbox®...


Back to news list

|

Back to top

As of July 15, 2016 EldoS Corporation will operate as a division of /n software inc. For more information, please read the announcement.

Got it!