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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


We covered plenty of things in this chapter. We kicked off by learning basic post-exploitation and moved on to advanced post-exploitation. We also covered migration, obtaining system privileges, timestomp, and obtaining hashes. We also saw how we could use Metasploit for privilege escalation and maintaining access for both Linux and Windows systems.

You had a variety of exercises to complete throughout this chapter. However, if you would like to try more, then try performing the following tasks:

  • Try privilege escalation on a variety of systems, including Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Notice the differences and maintain a list of modules used for escalating privileges on these systems.
  • Install two- to three-year-old copies of Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu operating systems, figure out the kernel version, and try escalating privileges on those machines.
  • Figure out ways to obtain persistence on OSX, BSD, and Solaris operating systems.

In Chapter 5...