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Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez
Book Image

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez

Overview of this book

Web applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform and operating system that provides a huge array of testing tools, many of which can be used specifically to execute web penetration testing. This book will teach you, in the form step-by-step recipes, how to detect a wide array of vulnerabilities, exploit them to analyze their consequences, and ultimately buffer attackable surfaces so applications are more secure, for you and your users. Starting from the setup of a testing laboratory, this book will give you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test: from gathering information about the system and the application to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing and the use of vulnerability scanners to both basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. Finally, we will put this into the context of OWASP and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of the book, you will have the required skills to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Downloading the page for offline analysis with HTTrack

As stated on HTTrack's official website (

"It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer."

We will be using HTTrack in this recipe to download the whole content of an application's site.

Getting ready

HTTrack is not installed by default in Kali Linux, so we will need to install it, as shown:

apt-get update
apt-get install httrack

How to do it...

  1. Our first step will be to create a directory to store the downloaded site and then enter it:

    mkdir bodgeit_httrack
    cd bodgeit_httrack
  2. The simplest way to use HTTrack is by adding the URL that we want to download to the command:


    It is important to set the last "/"; if it is omitted, HTTrack will return a 404 error because there is no "bodgeit" file in the root of the server.

  3. Now, if we go to...