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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

Setting up a persistent connection with backdoors

We started this book with a pre-exploitation technique where we focused on information gathering. Then, we moved ahead to the exploitation phase where we learned different ways of compromising the target. Then, we learned some useful post-exploitation techniques that can be implemented after compromising the target. Now, in this recipe we will learn the ever-exploitation technique in which we will try to establish a persistent connection with our target, so that we can connect to it at our will. As the attacker, or the target machine, cannot be always available, backdooring the target can be effective for setting persistent connections.

Getting ready

Meterpreter provides us with two scripts which can perform the task of backdooring the target. They are Metsvc and Persistence. The working of both the scripts is similar.Let us deal with both these scripts one by one.


Both these meterpreter scripts create files on the target system so it can...