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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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Setting up multiple communication channels with the target

In this recipe, we will look at how we can set up multiple channels for communication with the target. We have discussed in the chapter's introduction that the communication between client and server in meterpreter is in encrypted form and it uses Type-Length-Value (TLV) protocol for data transfer. The major advantage of using TLV is that it allows tagging of data with specific channel numbers, thus allowing multiple programs running on the victim to communicate with the meterpreter on the attacking machine. This facilitates in setting up several communication channels at a time.

Let us now analyze how to set up multiple communication channels with the target machine using meterpreter.

Getting ready

Meterpreter provides us with a specific command named execute which can be used to start multiple communication channels. To start with, let us run the execute –h command to see the available options:

meterpreter > execute –h