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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

Using the killav.rb script to disable antivirus programs

In the previous recipe, we focused on various techniques that can be implemented to bypass the client-side antivirus protection and open an active session. Well, the story doesn't end here. What if we want to download files from the target system, or install a keylogger, and so on. Such activities can raise an alarm in the antivirus. So, once we have gained an active session, our next target should be to kill the antivirus protection silently. This recipe is all about de-activating them. Killing antivirus is essential in order to keep our activities undetected on the target machine.

In this recipe, we will be using some of the meterpreter scripts available to us during an active session. We have an entire chapter dedicated to meterpreter scripts so here I will just give a quick introduction to meterpreter scripts and some useful meterpreter commands. We will be analyzing meterpreter in great detail in our next chapter.

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