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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

Porting and testing the new exploit module

In the previous recipe, we learned about developing a complete exploit module for Metasploit using the available proof of concept. In this recipe, we will save the module in an appropriate location and then test it to see whether everything goes fine.

Getting ready

It is very essential to take care of the folder where we are going to store our exploit module. This can help you in keeping a track of different modules and also facilitates the framework in understanding the basic module usage. Now that you have the complete module script, let us find out an appropriate location to save it.

How to do it...

As this is an exploit module, targeting the Windows operating system which affects a particular file format, we will have to select the module location accordingly. Looking at the modules/exploits/windows directory you can find a specific folder for fileformat exploit modules. This is the location where we can save our module. Let us save it as galan_fileformat_bof...