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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

Wrapping up and generating manual reports

Let us now discuss how to create a penetration test report and see what is to be included, where it should be included, what should be added or removed, how to format the report, the usage of graphs, and so on. Many people, such as managers, administrators, and top executives, will read the report of a penetration test. Therefore, it's necessary for the findings to be well organized so that the correct message is conveyed to those involved and is understood by the target audience.

The format of the report

A good penetration testing report can be broken down into the following elements:

  • Page design
  • Document control
  • Cover page
  • Document properties
  • List of the report's contents
  • Table of contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Executive/high-level summary
  • Scope of the penetration test
  • Severity information
  • Objectives
  • Assumptions
  • Summary of vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability distribution chart
  • Summary of recommendations
  • Methodology/technical report
  • Test details
  • List of vulnerabilities
  • Likelihood...