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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

Post-exploitation modules

So far, we have worked a lot on the post exploitation phase using various powers of meterpreter. However, we also have a separate dedicated list of modules that can enhance our penetration testing experience. As they are post exploitation modules, we will need an active session with our target. We can use any of the methods described in previous chapters to gain access to our target.

Getting ready

The post module is a collection of some of the most interesting and handy features that you can use while penetration testing. Let us quickly analyze some of them here. Here we are using an unpatched Windows 7 machine as our target with an active meterpreter session.

How to do it...

You can locate the post modules in modules/post/windows/gather. Let us start with a simple enum_logged_on_users module. This post module will list the current logged in users in the Windows machine.

We will execute the module through our active meterpreter session. Also, keep in mind to escalate...