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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

Scanning with NeXpose

In the previous recipe, we discussed Nessus as a potential vulnerability scanner. In this recipe, we will cover another important vulnerability scanner NeXpose.

NeXpose is a popular tool by Rapid7 which performs the task of vulnerability scanning and importing results to the Metasploit database. The usage of NeXpose is similar to Nessus which we learned in the previous recipe, but let's have a quick overlook of how to get started with NeXpose. I will leave the task of exploring it deeper as an assignment for you.

Getting ready

To start the NeXpose from the msf console, we will first have to connect the database to Metasploit, and then load the plugin to connect it with the NeXpose server to start the process of target scanning. Let us execute these steps in the command line.

msf > db_connect msf3:[email protected]:7175/msf3 

msf > load nexpose

msf > nexpose_connect darklord:toor@localhost ok

[*] Connecting to NeXpose instance at with username...