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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

Finding vulnerabilities and attacking targets

Moving ahead from our previous recipe, here we will see how we can automatically look for known vulnerabilities for the targets that we discovered in our Nmap scan. Armitage automates the process of discovering exploits for targets based on open ports and vulnerabilities existing in the operating system. This automation process will not always yield correct results as the exploits searched totally depends on the results returned from the Nmap scan. If the OS discovery is false, then the exploit will not work.

Getting ready

Let us launch our Armitage panel and connect to Metasploit. Then, launch the Nmap scan to look for available targets. We have covered these steps in the previous two recipes. Let us find vulnerabilities in our targets using Armitage.

How to do it...

Once the targets have been discovered, Armitage has a Attacks option which can look for known exploits based on open ports and OS vulnerabilities for the targets discovered. To find...