Book Image

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


In the previous chapter, we learned about several powerful meterpreter commands which can be very helpful in post-exploitation. Meterpreter adds a lot of flexibility to the post-exploitation process by providing a very interactive and useful command interpreter. It not only eases the task, but also makes it more powerful and comprehensive.

In this chapter, we will take meterpreter a step ahead by learning some advanced concepts. So far, we have been using various commands and scripts that Metasploit provides to us, but during the process of penetration testing, a situation may arise when you will have to add your own scripts to meterpreter. The modular architecture of the platform makes it very easy to develop and integrate your own scripts and modules.

We will start this chapter by learning some advanced meterpreter functionalities such as passing the hash, pivoting, port forwarding, and so on. Then, we will move to developing our own meterpreter scripts. In order to understand...