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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

Penetration testing on the Windows 2003 Server

In the previous recipe, we analyzed how to use the dcom exploit to cause a buffer overflow and exploit our Windows target. In this recipe, we will focus on a similar but logically different environment. The Windows 2003 Server is one of the most widely used enterprise-based operating systems of Microsoft. In this recipe, we will see how we can exploit a Windows 2003 Server. The updated versions of the Windows 2003 Server are patched so the dcom vulnerability doesn't work in it. So we will try different vulnerability in this recipe. We will be using the netapi32.dll vulnerability. First, we will analyze the exploitation process and then analyze the cause of this vulnerability. So let us start our penetration testing.

Getting ready

To start with, let us launch msfconsole and perform a quick scan of the target. It is always recommended that you should follow all the steps in a sequential order to make sure it strengthens the basics. The next step...