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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Abhinav Singh
Book Image

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Abhinav Singh

Overview of this book

Metasploit® software helps security and IT professionals identify security issues, verify vulnerability mitigations, and manage expert-driven security assessments. Capabilities include smart exploitation, password auditing, web application scanning, and social engineering. Teams can collaborate in Metasploit and present their findings in consolidated reports. The goal of the software is to provide a clear understanding of the critical vulnerabilities in any environment and to manage those risks.Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook targets both professionals and beginners to the framework. The chapters of the book are logically arranged with an increasing level of complexity and cover Metasploit aspects ranging from pre-exploitation to the post-exploitation phase thoroughly. The recipe structure of the book provides a good mix of both theoretical understanding and practical implementation. This book will help readers in thinking from a hacker's perspective to dig out the flaws in target networks and also to leverage the powers of Metasploit to compromise them. It will take your penetration skills to the next level.The book starts with the basics such as gathering information about your target and gradually covers advanced topics like building your own framework scripts and modules. The book goes deep into operating systems-based penetration testing techniques and moves ahead with client-based exploitation methodologies. In the post- exploitation phase, it covers meterpreter, antivirus bypass, ruby wonders, exploit building, porting exploits to framework, and third party tools like armitage, and SET. Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook is the required guide to penetration testing and exploitation.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Port scanning – the Nmap way

Port scanning is an active information gathering technique in which we will now start dealing with our target directly. Port scanning is an interesting process of information gathering. It involves a deeper search of the target machine. Nmap is the most powerful and preferred scanner for security professionals. The usage of Nmap varies from novice to an advanced level. We will analyze the various scan techniques in detail.

Getting ready

Starting nmap from Metasploit is easy. Launch the msf console and type in nmap to display the list of scan options that Nmap provides.

msf > nmap

How to do it...

We will analyse four different types of Nmap scans which can be very helpful during penetration testing. Nmap provides lots of different modes for scanning the target machine. Here, we will focus on four scan types namely TCP connect scan, SYN stealth scan, UDP scan, and ACK scan. The different scan options of Nmap can also be combined in a single scan in order to perform...