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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

Understanding the Windows DLL injection flaws

In this recipe, we will deal with a special kind of vulnerability that does not directly exist in the Windows operating system. In fact, it exists in various application software that run on Windows. This remote attack vector deals with a class of vulnerabilities that affects how applications load external libraries. We will give an oversight of this issue to analyze it closely.

Getting ready

This attack vector involves creation of a vulnerable path or directory that the target will have to execute in order to trigger it. The directory can be a file, extracted archive, USB drive, network share, and so on. The file created will be completely harmless, but it will execute a DLL injection code to compromise the system.

How to do it...

Let us analyze a practical implementation of a DLL injection. In this example, our target machine is an unpatched Windows 7 Ultimate machine. The process works by creating a link to share the file which the target will...