Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

Abhinav Singh

Language: English

Pages: 269

ISBN: 1782166785

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Over 70 recipes to master the most widely used penetration testing framework
* More than 80 recipes/practicaltasks that will escalate the reader's knowledge from beginner to an advanced level
* Special focus on the latest operating systems, exploits, and penetration testing techniques
* Detailed analysis of third party tools based on the Metasploit framework to enhance the penetration testing experience

In Detail

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.

What you will learn from this book
* Set up a complete penetration testing environment using metasploit and virtual machines
* Learn to penetration-test popular operating systems such as Windows7, Windows 2008 Server, Ubuntu etc.
* Get familiar with penetration testing based on client side exploitation techniques with detailed analysis of vulnerabilities and codes
* Avail of exclusive coverage of antivirus bypassing techniques using metasploit
* Master post-exploitation techniques such as exploring the target, keystrokes capturing, sniffing, pivoting, setting persistent connections etc.
* Build and analyze meterpreter scripts in Ruby
* Build and export exploits to framework
* Use extension tools like Armitage, SET etc.


This is a Cookbook which follows a practical task-based style. There are plenty of code and commands used for illustration which make your learning curve easy and quick.

Who this book is written for

This book targets both professional penetration testers as well as new users of Metasploit who wish to gain expertise over the framework. The book requires basic knowledge of scanning, exploitation, and Ruby language

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on. The file created will be completely harmless, but it will execute a DLL injection code to compromise the system. How to do it... Let us analyze a practical implementation of a DLL injection. In this example, our target machine is an unpatched Windows 7 Ultimate machine. The process works by creating a link to share the file which the target will have to access and execute. You will understand the process as we move ahead. We will be using the

whereas a service is system-based. Antivirus can also run some components as a service such as e-mail filters, web access filters, and so on. The killav.rb script cannot kill services. So, even if we kill the processes using killav.rb, the antivirus service will immediately start them again. So even if killav.rb is killing all the antivirus processes and still they are listed every time we use the ps command, then it can be concluded that some component of antivirus is running as a service which

WinSta0 Default 0 WinSta0 Disconnect 0 WinSta0 Winlogon 0 SAWinSta SADesktop Here you can see that all the available desktop stations are associated with session 0. We will see in a while what exactly we mean by session 0. getdesktop: This command returns the current desktop in which our meterpreter session is working.meterpreter > getdesktop Session 0\Service-0x0-3e7$\Default You can relate the output of the getdesktop command with enumdesktops to understand about the current desktop

link: For a better virtual machine performance, it is recommended to have at least 4 GB of available RAM for a 32-bit operating system and 8 GB RAM for 64-bit. In the next recipe, I will show you a cool way to bring down your memory usage while running multiple virtual machines. Once the virtual machine (VM) is created, you can use the "clone" option. This will create an exact copy of your VM so in case some failure occurs in your operating VM,

template for a malicious file format, and selecting a single or mass-mail attack: Finally, you will be prompted to either choose a known mail service such as Gmail and Yahoo or use your own server: 1. Use a gmail Account for your email attack. 2. Use your own server or open relay set:phishing>1 set:phishing> From address (ex: set:phishing> Flag this message/s as high priority? [yes|no]:y Setting up your own server cannot be very reliable as most of the

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