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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

Getting started with Armitage

Let us start with a basic setup guide for Armitage. We will cover Armitage setup in Windows and BackTrack in Linux. Armitage comes pre-installed in recent versions of BackTrack. To set up Armitage on Windows, we can download the ZIP file from its official web page

How to do it...

Let us start with setting up Armitage in BackTrack.

  1. Armitage will be pre-installed in BackTrack 5 R2. It can be launched by clicking on Applications on the desktop and then navigating to Backtrack | Exploitation tools | Network Exploitation tools | Metasploit framework | Armitage.

    You will see a GUI that will ask you to set up the connection. It will have the default username and password as msf and test respectively. You can keep the DB driver as postgressql and finally the DB connect string as msf3:"8b826ac0"@

  2. Once these default settings are done, we can start the Armitage GUI by clicking on Start MSF.

    To set up Armitage...