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  1. Guacamole
  2. GUACAMOLE-703

SSH Handshake Failed



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Not A Bug
    • Affects Version/s: 0.9.14, 1.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: SSH
    • Labels:


      Update: Built a brand new Guac 1.0.0 install, same issue. Further details below.

      When attempting to use Guacamole 1.0.0 to connect via SSH to an Appliance that has a proprietary shell (non-bash), SSH connects to the server via Guac, however disconnects after password is submitted.

      Event logs on Guac server show 'SSH Handshake Failed', but no other info. Able to connect to the appliance using Putty, Terraterm SSH clients, and able to SSH from Guac server CLI also without issue. 

      Only occurs on SSH servers where the vendor has implemented their own restricted shell, e.g. as many pre-packaged virtual appliances have. 

      Guac Server OS: CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)

      SSH Server: Server version: SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.3

      Log excerpts below. 

      GUAC Log:

      Jan 15 18:53:33 <hostname> guacd[7046]: User "@abf93eb1-fef9-4bb6-908d-bd5316093b0d" joined connection "$92e78549-bd3e-4743-97e6-54925ada845a" (1 users now present)
      Jan 15 18:53:33 <hostname> server: 18:53:33.404 [http-bio-8443-exec-4] INFO  o.a.g.tunnel.TunnelRequestService - User "guacadmin" connected to connection "15".
      Jan 15 18:53:38 <hostname> guacd[7046]: SSH handshake failed.
      Jan 15 18:53:38 <hostname> guacd[7046]: User "@abf93eb1-fef9-4bb6-908d-bd5316093b0d" disconnected (0 users remain)
      Jan 15 18:53:38 <hostname> guacd[7046]: Last user of connection "$92e78549-bd3e-4743-97e6-54925ada845a" disconnected

      In the below log except, taken from a working client (PUtty), the Guac server usually disconnects between the <—XXXXXXXXX—> parts of the sequence straight after the user provides the password, appears to be when the server switches to it's proprietary shell. 

      From a (Working) SSH Client Log to the affected SSH Server/Appliance:

      Event Log: Server version: SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.3
      Event Log: We believe remote version has SSH-2 channel request bug
      Event Log: Using SSH protocol version 2
      Event Log: Doing Diffie-Hellman group exchange
      Event Log: Doing Diffie-Hellman key exchange with hash SHA-256
      Event Log: Host key fingerprint is:
      Event Log: Initialised AES-256 SDCTR client->server encryption
      Event Log: Initialised HMAC-SHA-256 client->server MAC algorithm
      Event Log: Initialised AES-256 SDCTR server->client encryption
      Event Log: Initialised HMAC-SHA-256 server->client MAC algorithm
      Event Log: Sent password
      Event Log: Access granted
      Event Log: Opening session as main channel
      Event Log: Opened main channel                                 
      Event Log: Allocated pty (ospeed 38400bps, ispeed 38400bps)                                
      Event Log: Started a shell/command
      Incoming packet #0x9, type 93 / 0x5d (SSH2_MSG_CHANNEL_WINDOW_ADJUST) 

      Install versions of libssh as requested:

      libssh2.x86_64 1.4.3-12.el7 @base
      libssh2-devel.x86_64 1.4.3-12.el7 @base
      openssh.x86_64 7.4p1-16.el7 @anaconda
      openssh-clients.x86_64 7.4p1-16.el7 @anaconda
      openssh-server.x86_64 7.4p1-16.el7 @anaconda




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              sullivanepatrick Patrick Sullivan
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