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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

Microsoft Word RTF stack buffer overflow

In the previous two recipes, we focused completely on browser-based exploits. Now in this recipe, we will focus on another popular Windows tool called Microsoft Office. The RTF buffer overflow flaw exists in both 2010 and 2007 versions of the Office software pack. This vulnerability exists in the handling of pfragments shape property within the Microsoft Word RTF parser. Let us understand this exploit in detail. I am assuming that we have already gained information about our target that it has Office pack installed on his system.

Getting ready

We will start with launching the msfconsole. The exploit we will be using in this recipe can be located at exploit/windows/fileformat/ms10_087_rtf_pfragments_bof. The payload we will be using is windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp to get shell connectivity with the target machine.

How to do it...

The working process will again be similar to what we have seen so far in previous recipes. We will first set our exploit...