Dropbear SSH 2012.55

Dropbear is a relatively small SSH 2 server and client.
Dropbear is a relatively small SSH 2 server and client. Dropbear SSH runs on a variety of POSIX-based platforms.

Dropbear is open source software, distributed under a MIT-style license. Dropbear is particularly useful for "embedded"-type Linux (or other Unix) systems, such as wireless routers.

Main features:

  • A small memory footprint suitable for memory-constrained environments - Dropbear can compile to a 110kB statically linked binary with uClibc on x86 (only minimal options selected)
  • Dropbear server implements X11 forwarding, and authentication-agent forwarding for OpenSSH clients
  • Can run from inetd or standalone
  • Compatible with OpenSSH ~/.ssh/authorized_keys public key authentication
  • The daemon, keygen, key converter, and client can be compiled into a single binary (ala busybox)
  • Features can easily be disabled when compiling to save space
  • TCP forwarding support

last updated on:
February 25th, 2012, 10:59 GMT
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
developed by:
Matt Johnston
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What's New in This Release:
  • This version fixes a security bug that could allow code execution as root by an authenticated user if a command="..." option is used in authorized_keys.
  • It also includes various minor fixes and cleanups.
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