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Encryption Algorithm

See original GitHub issue

I’m using ssh-audit --lookup= to look up information on all the supported algorithms (encryption ciphers, key exchange, host key and MAC) in WinSCP 5.17.7.

A list of WinSCP’s supported algorithms can be produced using the command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\" /info.

There is one algorithm supported by WinSCP that’s not present in the ssh-audit database which is the encryption algorithm

A comment in the WinSCP source code suggests that des-cbc and are the same thing: /* Same as ssh_des_cbc, but with a different SSH-2 ID */, see:

The SSH-2 ID referred to in the comment relates to the ninth property of an ssh_cipheralg struct:


The ssh-audit database already contains des-cbc, do you have any objection to adding so it’s possible to run a complete audit of WinSCP?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:5 (5 by maintainers)

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jtestacommented, Sep 29, 2020

Done! I wasn’t going to rush in and steal it from you, but since you asked… 😉

thecliguycommented, Sep 29, 2020

OK, that’s fair enough. Do you need a PR for this or will you add the next time you commit to master?

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