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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

Exploring auxiliary modules for scanning

Auxiliary modules are the in-built modules of a Metasploit that can help us perform a variety of tasks. They are different from exploits as they run on the pen-tester's machine and also it does not provide any shell. There are more than 350 different auxiliary modules present in the Metasploit framework, each having specific tasks. Here we will discuss the scanner auxiliary modules.

Getting ready

To use any auxiliary modules, we will have to follow three simple steps in order to make our module ready to launch. Let us go through the three-step process.

  1. Activating the module: The use command is used to set the particular module active and ready to take commands.

  2. Setting specifications: The set command is used to set up the various parameters that the module requires to execute.

  3. Running the module: After completing the first two steps, the run command is used to finally execute the module and generate the result.

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