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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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Bypassing client-side antivirus protection using msfencode

In the previous recipe, we focused on how to generate an executable shellcode and use it as a weapon for a client-side attack. But, such executables are easily detectable by the client-side antivirus protection which can prevent execution of such malicious files and raise alarms as well. So what can we do now? We will have to move to the next level of attack vector by bypassing the antivirus protection. Encoding the executables is an effective technique.

Antivirus uses a signature-based technique in which they identify a potential threat by verifying the file's first few lines of code with their signature database. If a match is found, then the file is treated as a threat. We will have to exploit this technique of antiviruses in order to bypass them. msfencode is an effective tool which encodes the shellcodes and makes them less detectable to antiviruses. There are numerous encoding options provided to us by msfencode.

There is an...