Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1295064
winswitch uses outdated ssh kex exchange methods
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:32:15 EST
Description of problem:
I've try setup new winswitch server on Fedora and connect to them.
But connection from GUI client fails without any details.
On server i see in /var/log/secure:
Jan 1 16:14:26 digitalocean sshd: fatal: Unable to negotiate with 22.214.171.124: no matching key exchange method found. Their offer: diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 [preauth]
After add (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1521264#p1521264) into /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
I got (after some timeout) another error:
Jan 1 16:19:18 digitalocean sshd: error: Hm, kex protocol error: type 30 seq 1 [preauth]
Jan 1 16:27:48 digitalocean sshd: Connection closed by 126.96.36.199 [preauth]
I also found that blog post https://blog.nytsoi.net/2015/07/13/putty-kex-error and it seams relative. Possible winswitch tries connect with old pre-RFC4419 group exchange message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q winswitch
# rpm -q openssh
This seems to be this:
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