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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Abhinav Singh
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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

Fuzzing with Metasploit

Fuzz testing or Fuzzing is a software testing technique which consists of finding implementation bugs using random data injection. Fuzz scripts generate malformed data and pass it to the particular target entity to verify its overflow capacity. Metasploit provides several fuzzing modules that can be helpful in exploit development. Let us explore more about the basics of fuzzing and how Metasploit modules can be used as potential fuzzers.

Getting ready

Before we jump to Metasploit fuzzer modules, let us have a brief overview of fuzzing and its types.

Fuzzing is treated as a black box testing technique where we test for the maximum overflow capacity of the software. Fuzzing is actively used to find bugs in applications.

Fuzzers can be used to test software, protocols, and file formats. Fuzzers automate the process of data generation and injection. We can control the size of data or packet to be injected.

A fuzzer would try combinations of attacks on:

  • Numbers (signed/unsigned...