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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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Changing file attributes using timestomp

In the previous recipe, we read about some of the important and useful meterpreter file system commands that can be used to perform various tasks on the target machine. Meterpreter contains another interesting command called timestomp. This command is used to change the Modified-Accessed-Created-Entry (MACE) attributes of a file. The attribute value is the date and time when any of the MACE activities occurred with the file. Using the timestomp command, we can change these values.

Getting ready

Before starting with the recipe, there is a question that may strike in your mind. Why change the MACE values? Hackers generally use the technique of changing the MACE values so as to make the target user feel that the file has been present on the system for long and that it has not been touched or modified. In case of suspicious activity, the administrators may check for recently modified files to find out if any of the files have been modified or accessed....