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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


Let us start this chapter with a formal introduction to exploits. Exploit can be a piece of software, a chunk of data or a sequence of commands that takes advantage of vulnerability or a bug in another software to execute user-intended instructions. These user-intended instructions can cause unusual behavior in the vulnerable software. Exploits play a vital role in penetration testing as it can provide an easy entry into the target system.

So far, we have used the power of exploits extensively to perform penetration testing. The point to note here is that we cannot directly use any stand-alone proof of concept or exploit code into the Metasploit framework. We will have to convert it into a framework understandable module. The process is similar to development of auxiliary modules with some additional fields. This chapter will cover every detail that you need to know while you are working with exploits within the framework. We will not be covering those aspects which are related...