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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

Using Metasploit's browser_autpwn2 to attack a client

Metasploit Framework includes a huge collection of client-side exploits, many of them are meant to exploit known vulnerabilities in web browsers and there is a module that has the ability to detect the version of browser the client is using and picks the best exploit to trigger, this module is browser_autopwn or browser_autopwn2, in its newest version.

In this recipe, we will set up an attack with browser_autopwn2 and get it ready for a victim to come in.

How to do it...

  1. Start msfconsole.

  2. We will use version 2 of Browser Autopwn (BAP2):

    use auxiliary/server/browser_autopwn2
  3. Let's take a look at what configurable options it has:

    show options
  4. We will set our Kali server to receive connections:

    set SRVHOST
  5. Then, we will create a path /kittens for the server to respond to:

    set URIPATH /kittens
  6. This module triggers a multitude of exploits, including some for Android; suppose we are setting up an attack with PCs as targets and don't want...