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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

Using pushm and popm commands

Metasploit offers two great commands--namely pushm and popm. The pushm command pushes the current module onto the module stack, while popm pops the pushed module from the top of the module stack. However, this is not the standard stack available to processes. Rather, it is the utilization of the same concept by Metasploit; it is otherwise unrelated. Using these commands gives us speedy operations, which saves a lot of time and effort.

Consider a scenario where we are testing an internal server with multiple vulnerabilities. We have two exploitable services running on every system on the internal network. To exploit both the services on every machine, we require a fast switching mechanism between modules for both the vulnerabilities. In such cases, we can use pushm and popm commands. We can test a server for a single vulnerability using a module and can then push the module on the stack and load the other module. After completing tasks with the second module,...