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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

Extended post-exploitation with Metasploit

We have already covered a few of the post-exploitation modules in the previous chapters. However, here we will focus on the features that we did not cover. Throughout the last chapter, we focused on exploiting the systems, but now we will focus only on the systems that are already exploited. So, let us get started with the most basic commands used in post-exploitation in the next section.

Basic post-exploitation commands

The core meterpreter commands are those that are available on most of the exploited systems using a meterpreter payload, and provide the necessary core functionalities for post-exploitation. Let us get started with some of the most basic commands that will help you with post-exploitation.

The help menu

We can always refer to the help menu's list of all the various commands that are usable on the target by issuing help or ?, as shown in the following screenshot:

Background command

While carrying out post-exploitation, we may run into a...