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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Abhinav Singh
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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

Sharing information with the Dradis framework

In our previous recipes, we learned several techniques for gaining information about our target. While performing penetration tests, we may need to share information with other pen-testers which may be located at other physical locations. In that case, sharing the penetration testing information can be made easier by using the Dradis framework. It is an open source framework for sharing information during security assessments. It has several features which makes it an excellent information-sharing tool. Some of them are:

  • Communicating over SSL

  • Attachment of files and notes

  • Import scan results from Nessus, NeXpose, and so on

  • Can be extended to connect with external systems like a vulnerability database

Although it will not help us in gaining any information about the target, the tool is important for all security professionals in sharing pen-test results and findings.

Getting ready

To launch the Dradis framework in BackTrack, we will have to execute...