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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
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Internet Explorer CSS recursive call memory corruption

This is one of the most recent exploits available for the Windows platform running IE browser. This exploit is known to affect Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server with IE 8 as the default browser. The working process of this exploit is similar to the one we just discussed in the previous recipe. So let us quickly test it. Our target machine is a Windows 7 ultimate edition with IE 8 (unpatched) running as the default browser.

Getting ready

We will start with launching the msfconsole. Our exploit in this recipe is exploit/windows/browser/ms11_003_ie_css_import and our payload will be windows/meterpreter/bind_tcp which will help in gaining shell connectivity with the target machine.

How to do it...

We will start the same way we have been doing so far. First, we will select the exploit. Then, we will select the payload and pass on the various parameter values required by the exploit and the payload. Let us move ahead with all these steps in...