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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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Exploiting the module structure

It is very essential to understand the exploit module structure as it will help us in proper analysis of different exploit modules. As the Metasploit framework is an open source project, its development depends on the contribution from the community. Developers from around the globe convert proof of concepts of various exploits into the Metasploit module, so that it can be used by everyone. Hence, you can also contribute to the community by converting newly discovered exploits into modules. Also, there can be a situation where you need a particular exploit which is not in the framework. Knowledge about the exploit module structure will help you in easily converting the exploit into a module.

Getting ready

Let us start the recipe with understanding the modular structure of exploits within the framework. It is similar to an auxiliary structure with some specific fields. You can find the exploit modules in the /pentest/exploits/framework3 directory. Let us analyze...