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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

Client-side exploitation with Armitage

Client-side exploitation can be a helpful technique for penetration testing if we are unable to find a vulnerable operating system. As discussed earlier in Chapter 4, Client-side Exploitation and Antivirus Bypass, the client-side exploitation technique utilizes a vulnerability in an application installed on the target system such as Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader. In this recipe we will perform a Java-based client-side exploitation using Armitage on Windows 7.

Getting ready

We can start our penetration testing by launching a simple Nmap scan to figure out the IP address and other information about our target.

How to do it...

To perform a client-side exploitation, follow these steps:

  1. On the left pane of Armitage, go to Exploit | Windows | Browser | java_docbase_bof.

    You will be presented with several parameter options, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. The exploit module asks for SRVHOST and the URI host where we will have to provide the IP address...