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x/crypto/ssh: Cannot connect to unencrypted server #51860

jfullerton44 opened this issue Mar 22, 2022 · 1 comment

x/crypto/ssh: Cannot connect to unencrypted server #51860

jfullerton44 opened this issue Mar 22, 2022 · 1 comment


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@jfullerton44 jfullerton44 commented Mar 22, 2022

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.18 darwin/arm64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?


What did you do?

Tried to connect to a server that has "none" used for KeyExchanges, Ciphers, and HostKeyAlgorithms. I set all three of these values in ClientConfig but the connection threw an error as the "none" value is currently not allowed for ciphers.

clientConfig := ssh.ClientConfig{
		User:    "user",
		Timeout: 10 * time.Second,
		HostKeyCallback: ssh.InsecureIgnoreHostKey(),
		Config: ssh.Config{
			KeyExchanges: []string{"none"},
			Ciphers:      []string{"none"},
		HostKeyAlgorithms: []string{"none"},

	sshClientConn, chans, reqs, err := ssh.NewClientConn(s.socket, "", &clientConfig)

What did you expect to see?

The client connects to the server without using encryption.

What did you see instead?

Using the above config produces the error

failed to create ssh session: error creating ssh client connection: ssh: handshake failed: ssh: no common algorithm for client to server cipher; client offered: [], server offered: [none]

The none value is accepted for KeyExchanges and HostKeyAlgorithms but for ciphers the none value is not being allowed which does not allow for the ssh client to connect without encryption.

@gopherbot gopherbot added this to the Unreleased milestone Mar 22, 2022
@seankhliao seankhliao added the NeedsInvestigation label Mar 22, 2022
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@seankhliao seankhliao commented Mar 22, 2022

cc @golang/security

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