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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

Meterpreter filesystem commands

In this recipe, we will move ahead with filesystem commands. These commands can be helpful in exploring the target system to perform various tasks such as searching for files, downloading files, and changing directory. You will notice how easy it is to control the target machine using meterpreter. So let us start working with some of the useful filesystem commands.

How to do it...

We will start with the simple pwd command which lists our present working directory on the target machine. Similarly, we can use the cd command to change our working directory to our preferred location:

meterpreter > pwd

meterpreter > cd c:\

meterpreter > pwd

As you can see, we first listed our working directory using the pwd command and then changed our working directory to c: by using the cd command. We can also use the ls command to list the available files in the current directory.

Now that we can work with directories, our next task will...