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Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing

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Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing

Overview of this book

Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OS and managing its security has spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares the legendary stability of that OS. This lets you focus on using the network penetration, password cracking, forensics tools and not the OS. This book has the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers to make you an expert in Kali Linux penetration testing. First, you are introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities to be able to exploit a system remotely. Next, you will prove that the vulnerabilities you have found are real and exploitable. You will learn to use tools in seven categories of exploitation tools. Further, you perform web access exploits using tools like websploit and more. Security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Passwords are often that weak link. Thus, you learn about password attacks that can be used in concert with other approaches to break into and own a network. Moreover, you come to terms with network sniffing, which helps you understand which users are using services you can exploit, and IP spoofing, which can be used to poison a system's DNS cache. Once you gain access to a machine or network, maintaining access is important. Thus, you not only learn penetrating in the machine you also learn Windows privilege’s escalations. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and support images, you will be able to quickly pen test your system and network.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing
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Weaseling in with Weevely

Weevely creates a PHP backdoor on webservers running PHP. It is pretty straightforward to use, and pretty easy to get onto a webserver. You get to it through Applications | PostExploitation | Weevely:

When you first launch Weevely from the menu, it opens a terminal window and gently chides you about using the script improperly:

This is actually a more helpful doc string than the weevely --help command gives:

We know now that we can generate an agent, which can be dropped on a webserver. We can run a terminal to the target, and we can load an existing session file.

Preparing to use Weevely

Weevely is a Python script, and there are a couple of improvements you will have to make to Python to use Weevely:

root@kali:~# apt-get install python-pip libyaml-dev
root@kali:~# pip install prettytable Mako pyaml dateutils –upgrade
root@kali:~# pip install pysocks --upgrade

If you get in a hurry and skip this step, you might get the following error message:

Creating an agent

To create...