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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

Converting exploit to a Metasploit module

So far, we have used exploit modules in order to compromise our target. In this recipe, we will take our module usage experience to the next level. We will try and develop a complete exploit module using an available proof of concept. Knowledge of converting exploits to a module is essential in order to convert any new exploit into a framework module and perform penetration testing without waiting for updates to come from the Metasploit team. Also, it is not possible that every exploit will be available in the form of a module within the framework. So let us move ahead with the recipe and see how we can build our own exploit modules using an available PoC.

Getting ready

To start with, let us select any exploit which we can convert into a module. Let us consider the gAlan Zero day exploit that can be downloaded from

gAlan is an audio-processing tool (both on-line and off-line) for X Windows and Win32. It allows...