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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

Exploiting a Linux (Ubuntu) machine

Linux is also one of the widely used operating systems after Windows. In the previous few recipes, we saw how we can penetrate a Windows machine by exploiting critical flaws in available services. In this recipe, we will deal with the Linux operating systems. We will be using Ubuntu 9.0 in this recipe, but the process will be similar for exploiting any flavor of Linux and Solaris running the Samba service. Let us move ahead with the recipe.

Getting ready

We will start by scanning our target Linux machine to gather information about the available services. Let us perform a quick Nmap scan and analyze its result:

msf > nmap -sT

[*] exec: nmap

Starting Nmap 5.20 ( ) at 2011-11-05 13:35 IST

Warning: Traceroute does not support idle or connect scan, disabling...
Nmap scan report for

Host is up (0.00048s latency).
Not shown: 997 closed ports
80/tcp open http Apache...