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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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Privilege escalation and process migration

In this recipe, we will focus on two very useful commands of meterpreter. The first one is for privilege escalation. This command is used to escalate the rights/authority on the target system. We might break in as a user who has less privilege to perform tasks on the system. So, we can escalate our privilege to the system admin in order to perform our tasks without interruption. The second command is for process migration. This command is used to migrate from one process to another process without writing anything on the disk.

How to do it...

In order to escalate our privilege, meterpreter provides us with the getsystem command. This command automatically starts looking out for various possible techniques by which the user rights can be escalated to a higher level. Let us analyze different techniques used by the getsystem command:

meterpreter > getsystem –h

Usage: getsystem [options]

Attempt to elevate your privilege to that of local system...