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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
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Generating binary and shellcode from msfpayload

So far, we have discussed many techniques that can be used for penetrating the target machine using the client-side attacks. All those techniques involved exploiting vulnerability in the various pieces of application software that run on the client machine. But, there can be a scenario when the previously discussed techniques may not work. These attacks leave us to the mercy of the vulnerable application software which we will have to exploit in order to gain access.

Metasploit provides us with another feature in which we can execute a client-side attack without worrying about exploiting the application software running on the target machine. msfpayload is the solution for it. Let us give a quick introduction to msfpayload and move ahead with our recipe to practically implement it.

msfpayload is a command-line instance of Metasploit that is used to generate various file types of shellcodes available in the Metasploit repository. The various...