Book Image

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

Working with scanner auxiliary modules

Let us begin our experimentation with scanner modules. We have already learnt about scanning in detail using Nmap. In this recipe, we will analyze some of the ready-made scanning modules which ships with the framework. Even though Nmap is a powerful scanning tool, still there can be situations where we have to perform a specific type of scan, such as scanning for the presence of a MySQL database.

Metasploit provides us with a complete list of such useful scanners. Let us move ahead and practically implement some of them.

Getting ready

To find the list of available scanners, we will have to browse to /pentest/exploits/framework3/modules/auxiliary/scanner.

You can find a collection of more than 35 useful scan modules which can be used under various penetration testing scenarios.

How to do it...

Let us start with a basic HTTP scanner. You will see that there are many different HTTP scan options available. We will discuss few of them here.

Consider the dir_scanner...