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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


In the previous chapter, we focused on penetration testing the target operating system. Operating systems are the first level of penetrating the target because an unpatched and outdated operating system can be easy to exploit and it will reduce our effort of looking for other methods of penetrating the target. But the situation can vary. There can be cases in which a firewall may block our scan packets and, thus, prevent us from gaining any information about the target operating system or open ports.

There can also be a possibility that the target has automatic updates which patches the vulnerabilities of the operating system at regular intervals. This can again kill all the attacks of penetrating the target. Such security measures can prevent us from gaining access to the target machine by exploiting known vulnerabilities of the operating system in use. So we will have to move a step ahead. This is where client-side exploitation and antivirus bypassing techniques comes into...