Book Image

Metasploit Bootcamp

By : Nipun Jaswal
Book Image

Metasploit Bootcamp

By: Nipun Jaswal

Overview of this book

The book starts with a hands-on Day 1 chapter, covering the basics of the Metasploit framework and preparing the readers for a self-completion exercise at the end of every chapter. The Day 2 chapter dives deep into the use of scanning and fingerprinting services with Metasploit while helping the readers to modify existing modules according to their needs. Following on from the previous chapter, Day 3 will focus on exploiting various types of service and client-side exploitation while Day 4 will focus on post-exploitation, and writing quick scripts that helps with gathering the required information from the exploited systems. The Day 5 chapter presents the reader with the techniques involved in scanning and exploiting various services, such as databases, mobile devices, and VOIP. The Day 6 chapter prepares the reader to speed up and integrate Metasploit with leading industry tools for penetration testing. Finally, Day 7 brings in sophisticated attack vectors and challenges based on the user’s preparation over the past six days and ends with a Metasploit challenge to solve.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Working with FTP servers using Metasploit

The module we will be using for this demonstration is ftp_version.rb from scanners in the auxiliary section.

Scanning FTP services

Let us select the module using the use command and check what different options are required by the module for it to work:

We can see we have a number of modules to work with. However, for now, let us use the ftp_version module, as shown in the following screenshot:

To scan the entire network, let's set RHOSTS to (0-255) and also increase the number of threads for a speedy operation:

Let's run the module and analyze the output:

We can see we have scanned the entire network and found two hosts running FTP services, which are TP-LINK FTP server and FTP Utility FTP server. So now that we know what services are running on the target, it will be easy for us to find any matching exploit if the version of these FTP services is vulnerable.

We can also see that some lines are displaying the progress of the scan and generating...