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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

Building a "Windows Firewall De-activator" meterpreter script

So far we have used several meterpreter scripts such as killav.rb and persistence.rb. Let's start discussing about developing our own meterpreter script. Ruby knowledge is essential for writing any module in Metasploit. You should have basic understanding of Ruby. There is not enough documentation available to learn directly about meterpreter scripting. The simplest and best practice is to learn Ruby language and side by side keep looking at the codes of various available modules. You can also read the Metasploit developer guide to understand about the different libraries provided by the framework which you can use while writing your own modules. The documentation can be found at

The script we will develop here is a Windows Vista/7 firewall de-activator script. It will make use of the Windows command called netsh and meterpreter will execute the command on...