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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

Port forwarding with meterpreter

Discussion of pivoting is never complete without talking about port forwarding. In this recipe, we will continue from our previous recipe on pivoting and see how we can port forward the data and request from the attacking machine to the internal network server via the target node. An important thing to note here is that we can use the port forwarding to access various services of the internal server, but if we have to exploit the server then we will have to use the complete concept discussed in the previous recipe.

Getting ready

We will start from the same scenario which we discussed in the previous recipe. We have compromised the target node which is a Windows 7 machine and we have added the route information to forward all the data packets sent on the network through the meterpreter session. Let us take a look at the route table.

msf  exploit(handler) > route print

Active Routing Table

   Subnet             Netmask            Gateway...