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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
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Understanding the basics of module building

So far, we have seen the utility of modules and the power that they can add to the framework. In order to master the framework, it is essential to understand the working and building of modules. This will help us in quickly extending the framework according to our needs. In the next few recipes, we will see how we can use ruby scripting to build our own modules and import them into the framework.

Getting ready

To start building our own module we will need basic knowledge of Ruby scripting. We have already discussed the use and implementation of Ruby in meterpreter scripting. In this recipe, we will see how we can use Ruby to start building modules for the framework. The process is very much similar to meterpreter scripting. The difference lies in using a set of pre-defined lines that will be required in order to make the framework understand the requirements and nature of the module. So let us discuss some of the essential requirements for module...