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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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Common exploit mixins

Mixins are a comprehensive mechanism in Ruby language to include functionality into a module. Mixins provide a way to have multiple-inheritance in a single-inheritance language like Ruby. Using mixins in exploit modules can help in calling different functions that the exploit will require. In this recipe, we will learn about some important Metasploit exploit mixins.

How to do it...

Let us take a quick look at some of the common exploit mixins. Then, we will see its implementation in an existing exploit module.

  • Exploit::Remote::TCP: This mixin provides TCP functionality to the module. It can be used to set up a TCP connection. connect() and disconnect() functions are responsible for setting up and terminating connections respectively. It requires different parameters, such as RHOST, RPORT, SSL.

  • Exploit::Remote::UDP: This mixin is used for UDP functionality in the module. UDP is generally treated as a faster mode of connectivity over TCP so it can also be a handy option...