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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

Global variables in Metasploit

Working on a particular range or a specific host, we can always use the setg command to specify the LHOST and RHOST options. Setting the options with the setg command will set the RHOST or LHOST options globally for every module loaded. Hence, the setg command eliminates the use of setting up these specific options repeatedly. We can also make use of the setg command over other options, such as LPORT, RPORT, and payload. However, different services run on different ports, and we may need to alter the payloads as well. Hence, setting up options that do not change from a module to another module is a better approach. Let us have a look at the following example:

We assigned RHOST with the setg command in the preceding screenshot. We can see that no matter how many times we change the module, the value of RHOST remains constant for all modules, and we do not need to enter it manually in every module. The get command fetches the value of a variable from the current...