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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

Post-exploitation with Armitage

In the previous recipe, we saw how Armitage can be useful in handling multiple targets. Once the targets are exploited, our next step will be to perform various post-exploitation activities. Let us see how Armitage can be handy in the post exploitation phase as well.

Getting ready

We will analyze our exploited Windows XP target and see how we can perform several post-exploitation activities on it.

How to do it...

Once a target has been exploited, we can follow several meterpreter options by right- clicking on its image. There are some commonly used post-exploitation actions available to us such as access, interact, and pivot. We can perform several actions by just making a few clicks. Let us perform the first and most essential phase of post exploitation—privilege escalation. We can find this option by right-clicking on the target image and navigating to Meterpreter | Access | Escalate privileges. Another interesting post-exploitation activity is screenshot which...