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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

Target service scanning with auxiliary modules

Let us now try out some targeted scanning for specific services running on a range of IP addresses, or on a single target host. Various service-based scans are available; VNC, FTP, SMB, and so on. Auxiliary modules can be really handy in such situations when we are looking for specific types of services on our target.

Getting ready

Let us find out what service-based scanning auxiliary modules are available to us. We can navigate through the following path:

root@bt:/pentest/exploits/framework3/modules/auxiliary/scanner# ls
backdoor   emc 	ip    	mysql	pop3   	sap   ssh    	vnc
db2    	finger  lotus 	netbios  portscan   sip   telephony voice
dcerpc 	ftp 	misc  	nfs  	postgres   smb   telnet 	vxworks
dect   	http	motorola  ntp  	rogue  	smtp  tftp   	x11
discovery  imap	mssql 	oracle   rservices  snmp  upnp

As we can see, there are lots of options for service scan modules which can be very handy during penetration testing. Let us quickly work...