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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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A deeper look into the killav.rb script

Continuing from our previous recipe, we focused on how to kill running antivirus processes on the target machine using the killav.rb script. But, what if the processes are still running or they were not killed even after using the script? There can be two reasons for it. Either the killav.rb doesn't include those processes in its list to kill or the antivirus process is running as a service. In this recipe, we will try to overcome the problems. So let's quickly move on to our recipe.

Getting ready

We will start with the same meterpreter session where we ended our previous recipe. We have used the killav.rb script once, but still the antivirus processes are running. We can view the running processes by using the ps command.

PID     Name                   User                  Path
 ---     ----                   ----                  ----
 1060 svchost.exe    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM    C:\Windows\System32\.

 1096 svchost.exe    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM  ...