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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

Scanning HTTPS/SSL with Metasploit

Metasploit contains the SSL scanner module that can uncover a variety of information related to the SSL service on a target. Let us quickly set up and run the module as follows:

We have the SSL module from auxiliary/scanner/http, as shown in the preceding screenshot. We can now set the RHOSTS, a number of threads to run, and RPORT if it is not 443, and execute the module as follows:

Analyzing the preceding output, we can see that we have a self-signed certificate in place on the IP address and other details such as CA authority, e-mail address, and much more. This information becomes vital to law enforcement agencies and in cases of fraud investigation. There have been many cases where the CA has accidentally signed malware spreading sites for SSL services.

We learned about various Metasploit modules. Let us now delve deeper and look at how the modules are built.