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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
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Building your own post-exploitation module

Now we have covered enough background about building modules. Here, we will see an example of how we can build our own module and add it into the framework. Building modules can be very handy as they will give us the power of extending the framework depending on our need.

How to do it...

Let us build a small post exploitation module that will enumerate all the installed applications on the target machine. As it is a post exploitation module, we will require a compromised target in order to execute the module.

To start with building the module, we will first import the framework libraries and include the required dependencies:

require 'msf/core'
require 'rex'  
require 'msf/core/post/windows/registry'
class Metasploit3 < Msf::Post    
        include Msf::Post::Windows::Registry  

        def initialize(info={})  
               super( update_info( info,
           'Name'          => 'Windows Gather Installed             Application...