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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

Handling multiple targets using the tab switch

In the previous few recipes, we have seen how the Armitage GUI eases the process of exploitation. In this recipe, we will see another advantage of using Armitage. When we are dealing with multiple targets in Metasploit, we have to switch between sessions in order to manage them. This process of switching between multiple targets is further eased up in Armitage by using different tabs. Let us see how it is done.

How to do it...

In the previous recipe, we have compromised our Windows XP target. We still have two more targets available to us. We can exploit our Windows 2008 Server by right-clicking on it and selecting an exploit. Alternatively, we can also start a new console by going to View | Console. This will start a new console where we can use the command line to compromise the target.

How it works...

Let us set up a multi-handler and exploit the target by using the client-side vulnerability.

msf > use exploit/multi/handler

msf exploit...