telnet vs ssh on Core equipment , looking for reasons why ?

alex at alex at
Tue Jul 31 15:32:50 UTC 2001

> On Tue, 31 Jul 2001 alex at wrote:
> > Monkey in the Middle attack on SSH is very difficult to perform. I'm cc'ing
> > Matt Bishop (bishop at who together with yours truly wrote a
> > paper on this in 1997.
> Hard how? Are you talking about the complexity in coding the exploit app?
> So what! It only has to be written once:

Really? And does it work on all hosts, no matter how they are configured?


> SSHv1
> wget
> tar -zxf dsniff-2.3.tar.gz
> man ./dsniff-2.3/sshmitm.8
> The SSH security model is fundimentally weak against Man in the Middle,
> because it provides no methodology to verify the transmitted key (beyond
> crude manual methods... Not that PKI system used with SSL is all that
> effective either).

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