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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

Chapter 3. Exploitation and Gaining Access

In the Chapter 2, Identifying and Scanning Targets, we had a precise look at scanning multiple services in a network while fingerprinting their exact version numbers. We had to find the exact version numbers of the services running so that we could exploit the vulnerabilities residing in a particular version of the software. In this chapter, we will make use of the strategies learned in the Chapter 2, Identifying and Scanning Targets, to successfully gain access to some systems by taking advantage of their vulnerabilities. We will learn how to do the following:

  • Exploit applications using Metasploit
  • Test servers for successful exploitation
  • Attack mobile platforms with Metasploit
  • Use browser-based attacks for client-side testing
  • Build and modify existing exploit modules in Metasploit

So let us get started.