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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

Summary and exercises

Throughout this chapter, we covered scanning extensively over various types of services such as databases, FTP, HTTP, SNMP, NetBIOS, SSL, and more. We looked at how the stuff works for developing custom modules and dismantled some library functions and modules. This chapter will help you answer the following set of questions:

  • How do you scan FTP, SNMP, SSL, MSSQL, NetBIOS, and various other services with Metasploit?
  • Why is it necessary to scan both TCP and UDP ports?
  • How can a Metasploit module be edited inline for fun and profit?
  • How are various libraries added to Metasploit modules?
  • Where do you look for functions used in a Metasploit module to build a new module?
  • What is the format of a Metasploit module?
  • How do you print status, information, and error messages in Metasploit modules?

You can try the following self-paced exercises to learn more about the scanners:

  • Try executing system commands through MSSQL using the credentials found in the tests
  • Try finding a vulnerable...