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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

Meterpreter API and mixins

In the past one and a half chapters, we have learned extensively about using meterpreter as a potential post exploitation tool. You might have realized the important role of meterpreter to make our penetration task easier and faster. Now, from this recipe, we will move ahead and discuss some advanced concepts related to meterpreter. We will dive deeper into the core of Metasploit to understand how meterpreter scripts function and how we can build our own scripts.

From a penetration tester's point of view it is very essential to know how to implement our own scripting techniques so as to fulfill the needs of the scenario. There can be situations when you have to perform tasks where the meterpreter may not be enough to solve your task. So you can't sit back. This is where developing our own scripts and modules become handy. So let us start with the recipe. In this recipe, we will discuss about meterpreter API and some important mixins, and then in later recipes, we...