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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

Internet Explorer unsafe scripting misconfiguration vulnerability

Let us start with the first browser-based client side exploit. The elementary process of using any client-side exploit module is similar to the ones we discussed in previous chapters. The only difference lies in transferring the exploit to the target. Unlike operating system-based exploits, client-side exploits require manual execution of the exploit and payload at the target machine. You will understand it clearly, once we proceed with the recipe. So let us quickly dive into implementing the attack.

Getting ready

We will start with launching our msfconsole and selecting the relevant exploit. The process is similar to what we have been discussing so far in previous chapters. Then, we will move ahead to select a payload which will help us set a shell connectivity with the target machine. The exploit we will be dealing with in this recipe is exploit/windows/browser/i.e. unsafe scripting.


This exploit is known to affect Internet...