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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

Using a scraper meterpreter script

So far, we learned about several meterpreter commands. Here, we will take a look at an important meterpreter script which can help us in exploring our target deeper. The next chapter extensively covers meterpreter scripts so here we will just focus on using the script. During penetration testing, you might require lot of time to dig out information on the target. So having a local backup of useful information can be really handy for penetration testers so that even if the target is down, they still have information to work on. It also makes sharing of information with other testers easy. Scraper accomplishes this task for us.

Getting ready

The scraper meterpreter script can dig out lots of information about the compromised target such as registry information, password hashes, and network information, and store it locally on the tester's machine.

In order to execute a Ruby script on the target using meterpreter, we can use the run command. Executing the run...