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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Daniel Teixeira, Abhinav Singh, Nipun Jaswal, Monika Agarwal
Book Image

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Daniel Teixeira, Abhinav Singh, Nipun Jaswal, Monika Agarwal

Overview of this book

Metasploit is the world's leading penetration testing tool and helps security and IT professionals find, exploit, and validate vulnerabilities. Metasploit allows penetration testing automation, password auditing, web application scanning, social engineering, post exploitation, evidence collection, and reporting. Metasploit's integration with InsightVM (or Nexpose), Nessus, OpenVas, and other vulnerability scanners provides a validation solution that simplifies vulnerability prioritization and remediation reporting. Teams can collaborate in Metasploit and present their findings in consolidated reports. In this book, you will go through great recipes that will allow you to start using Metasploit effectively. With an ever increasing level of complexity, and covering everything from the fundamentals to more advanced features in Metasploit, this book is not just for beginners but also for professionals keen to master this awesome tool. You will begin by building your lab environment, setting up Metasploit, and learning how to perform intelligence gathering, threat modeling, vulnerability analysis, exploitation, and post exploitation—all inside Metasploit. You will learn how to create and customize payloads to evade anti-virus software and bypass an organization's defenses, exploit server vulnerabilities, attack client systems, compromise mobile phones, automate post exploitation, install backdoors, run keyloggers, highjack webcams, port public exploits to the framework, create your own modules, and much more.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Chapter 1. Metasploit Quick Tips for Security Professionals

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Installing Metasploit on Windows
  • Installing Linux and macOS
  • Installing Metasploit on macOS
  • Using Metasploit in Kali Linux
  • Setting up a penetration testing lab using VMware
  • Setting up SSH connectivity
  • Connecting to Kali using SSH
  • Configuring Metasploit to use PostgreSQL
  • Creating workspaces
  • Using the database
  • Using the hosts command
  • Understanding the services command