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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
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Binding a shell to the target for remote access

In the previous recipe, we analyzed how to exploit a Windows SP2 machine and add a new user account. But the connection was terminated immediately after the execution of exploit. In this recipe, we will move a step ahead and bind a shell to the target so that we can set up a remote connectivity with the target and gain control over it. The process is similar to the one mentioned in the previous recipe. All we have to do is use a different payload that can start a shell for us on the target machine.

Getting ready

We will again start off by launching our msfconsole and our target is the same as in the Penetration testing on a Windows XP SP2 machine recipe. We will use the same dcom vulnerability and then use a different payload this time to bind a shell to the target.

How to do it...

To bind a shell to the target, follow these steps:

  1. We will begin by selecting the dcom exploit against our target machine. We will set up the various exploit parameters...