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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Abhinav Singh
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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

Pivoting with meterpreter

So far, we have covered most of the major meterpreter commands and script. You must have noticed how powerful meterpreter can be during post exploitation phase. In this recipe, we will discuss one of the coolest and my favorite concept called pivoting. Let us begin with the recipe by first understanding the meaning of pivoting, why is it needed and at last how can Metasploit be useful for pivoting.

Getting ready

Before starting with the recipe, let us first understand pivoting in detail. Pivoting refers to the method used by penetration testers that uses a compromised system to attack other systems on the same network. This is a multi-layered attack in which we can access even those areas of the network which are only available for local internal use such as the intranet. Consider the scenario shown in the following diagram.

The attacker can compromise the outside nodes of a network which are connected to the Internet. These nodes are then connected with a firewall...