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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

Exploit usage quick tips

Before starting to use exploits and payload on target machines, we will first have to know some basics about them. It is very essential to understand the usage of exploits so that you can overcome some common errors that may arise due to misconfiguration of parameters. So, let us begin with some basics of using exploits and how to set parameter values.

Getting ready

In order to start using exploits on your target, the first thing required is to scan the target for open ports and services. Once you have gathered enough information about the target, the next step is to select exploits accordingly. So let us analyze some of the exploit commands that can be launched directly from msfconsole.

How to do it...

Here is a list of commands that will be helpful during exploit usage:

  • msf > show exploits and msf > show payloads: These two commands will display all the available exploits and payloads in the Metasploit directory.

  • msf > search exploit: This command will search...