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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

Testing MySQL with Metasploit

It's well known that Metasploit supports extensive modules for Microsoft's SQL server. However, it supports a number of functionalities for other databases as well. We have plenty of modules for other databases in Metasploit that support popular databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. In this chapter, we will cover Metasploit modules for testing a MySQL database.

If you are someone who comes across MSSQL more often, I have covered MSSQL testing with Metasploit in my Mastering Metasploit book series.


Refer to MSSQL testing from the Mastering Metasploit book series at:

So let's conduct a port scan to see if a database has a target machine running on the IP address, as follows:

We can clearly see we have port 3306 open, which is a standard port for the MySQL database.

Using Metasploit's mysql_version module

Let's fingerprint the version of the MySQL instance...