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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

Analyzing meterpreter system commands

Let us start using meterpreter commands to understand their functionality. As it is a post exploitation tool, we will require a compromised target to execute the commands. We will be using a Windows 7 machine as a target that we have exploited using browser vulnerability. You can refer to the Internet Explorer CSS recursive call memory corruption recipe in Chapter 4, Client-side Exploitation and Antivirus Bypass, for further details.

Getting ready

After compromising the Windows 7 target machine, we will have a meterpreter session started as we have used the windows/meterpreter/bind_tcp payload. We will start off by using a simple ? command that will list all the available meterpreter commands, along with a short description:

meterpreter > ? 

Take a quick look at the entire list. Many of the commands are self-explanatory.

How to do it...

Let us start with some useful system commands.

  • background: This command is used to set the current session as background...