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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

Exploiting applications with Metasploit

Consider yourself performing a penetration test on a class B range IP network. Let's first add a new workspace for our test and switch to it, as shown in the following screenshot:

We added a new workspace by issuing the workspace command followed by the -a switch followed by the name of our new workspace. We switched our workspace to the one we just created by issuing the workspace command again followed by the name of the workspace, which, in our case is ClassBNetwork.

Throughout Chapter 2, Identifying and Scanning Targets, we used the tcp portscan auxiliary module heavily. Let's use it again and see what surprises we have on this network:

Nothing fancy! We merely have two open ports, that is, port 80 and port 22. Let's verify the information found in the scan by issuing the hosts command and the services command, as shown in the following screenshot:

We can see that the information captured in the scan now resides in Metasploit's database. However, we...