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Metasploit Bootcamp

By : Nipun Jaswal
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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

Scanning MSSQL servers with Metasploit

Let us now jump into Metasploit-specific modules for testing the MSSQL server and see what kind of information we can gain by using them.

Using the mssql_ping module

The very first auxiliary module that we will be using is mssql_ping. This module will gather service information related to the MSSQL server.

So, let us load the module and start the scanning process as follows:

We can clearly see that mssql_ping has generated an excellent output of the fingerprinted MSSQL service.

Brute-forcing MSSQL passwords

Metasploit also offers brute-force modules. A successful brute-force does exploit low entropy vulnerabilities; if it produces results in a reasonable amount of time it is considered a valid finding. Hence, we will cover brute-forcing in this phase of the penetration test itself. Metasploit has a built-in module named mssql_login, which we can use as an authentication tester for brute-forcing the username and password of an MSSQL server database.

Let us...