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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 HTTP services with Metasploit

Metasploit allows us to perform fingerprinting of various HTTP services. Additionally, Metasploit contains a large number of exploit modules targeting different kinds of web servers. Hence, scanning HTTP services not only allows for fingerprinting the web servers, but it builds a base of web server vulnerabilities that Metasploit can attack later. Let us use the http_version module and run it against the network as follows:

Let's execute the module after setting up all the necessary options such as RHOSTS and Threads as follows:

The http_version module from Metasploit has successfully fingerprinted various web server software and applications in the network. We will exploit some of these services in Chapter 3, Exploitation and Gaining Access. We saw how we could fingerprint HTTP services, so let's try figuring out if we can scan its big brother, the HTTPS with Metasploit.