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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


So far we have laid more stress on the pre-exploitation phase in which we tried out various techniques and exploits to compromise our target. In this chapter, we will lay stress on the post-exploitation phase—what we can do after we have exploited the target machine. Metasploit provides a very powerful post-exploitation tool named meterpreter that provides us with many features that can ease our task of exploring the target machine. We have already seen the use of meterpreter and post-exploitation in the previous chapter of antivirus bypass. In this chapter, we will understand in detail about meterpreter and how to use it as a potential tool for the post-exploitation phase.

We have been using payloads in order to achieve specific results but they have a major disadvantage. Payloads work by creating new processes in the compromised system. This can trigger alarms in the antivirus programs and can be caught easily. Also, a payload is limited to perform only some specific tasks...