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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

Analyzing an existing module

Now that we have built some background about module building in our previous recipe, our next step will be to analyze existing modules. It is highly recommended that you should look at the scripts of existing modules if you have to learn and dive deeper into module and platform development.

Getting ready

We will analyze a simple ftp module here in order to dive deeper into module building.

We will proceed from where we left off in the previous recipe. We have already discussed the basic template of the module in the previous recipe so here we will start from the main body of the script.

How to do it...

We will be analyzing the ftp anonymous access module. You can find the main script at the following location: pentest/exploits/framework3/modules/auxiliary/scanner/ftp/anonymous.rb

Here is the complete script for your reference:

class Metasploit3 < Msf::Auxiliary

  include Msf::Exploit::Remote::Ftp
  include Msf::Auxiliary::Scanner
  include Msf::Auxiliary::Report...