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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

SQL injection and DOS attack modules

Metasploit is friendly for both penetration testers as well as hackers. The reason for this is that a penetration tester has to think from the hacker's perspective in order to secure their network, services, applications, and so on. The SQL injection and DOS modules helps penetration testers in attacking their own services in order to figure out if they are susceptible to such attacks. So let's discuss some of these modules in detail.

Getting ready

The SQL injection module uses a known vulnerability in the database type to exploit it and provide unauthorized access. The vulnerability is known to affect Oracle 9i and 10g. Metasploit contains several modules that use a known exploit in the Oracle database in order to break them through query injection. The modules can be found in modules/auxiliary/sqli/oracle.

How to do it...

Let us analyze an oracle vulnerability named Oracle DBMS_METADATA XML vulnerability. This vulnerability will escalate the privilege...