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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

Making use of resource scripts

Metasploit offers automation through resource scripts. The resource scripts eliminate the need to set the options manually, setting up everything automatically, thereby saving the large amount of time needed to set up the payload and the module's options.

There are two ways to create a resource script--namely by creating the script manually or using the makerc command. I recommend the makerc command over manual scripting since it eliminates typing errors. The makerc command saves all the previously issued commands in a file, which can be used with the resource command. Let us see an example:

We can see in the preceding screenshot that we launched an exploit handler module by setting up its associated payload and options such as LHOST and LPORT. Issuing the makerc command will save all these commands in a systematic way into a file of our choice, which in this case is multi_hand. We can see that makerc successfully saved the last six commands into the multi_hand...