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Learning Metasploit Exploitation and Development

Aditya Balapure

Develop advanced exploits and modules with a fast-paced, practical learning guide to protect what's most important to your organization, all using the Metasploit Framework
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782163589
Paperback294 pages

About This Book

  • Step-by-step instructions to learn exploit development with Metasploit, along with crucial aspects of client-side exploitation to secure against unauthorized access and defend vulnerabilities
  • This book contains the latest exploits tested on new operating systems and also covers the concept of hacking recent network topologies
  • This tutorial encourages you to really think out of the box and test your ability to beat the vulnerabilities when the chances appear slim

Who This Book Is For

This book targets exploit developers, vulnerability analysts and researchers, network administrators, and ethical hackers looking to gain advanced knowledge in exploitation development and identifying vulnerabilities. The primary goal is to take readers wishing to get into more advanced exploitation discovery and reaching the next level.

Prior experience exploiting basic stack overflows on both Windows and Linux is assumed. Some knowledge of Windows and Linux architecture is expected.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Lab Setup
Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox
Installing WindowsXP on Oracle VM VirtualBox
Installing BackTrack5 R2 on Oracle VM Virtual Box
Chapter 2: Metasploit Framework Organization
Metasploit interfaces and basics
Exploit modules
Payloads – in-depth
Chapter 3: Exploitation Basics
Basic terms of exploitation
Chapter 4: Meterpreter Basics
Working of the Meterpreter
Meterpreter in action
Chapter 5: Vulnerability Scanning and Information Gathering
Information Gathering through Metasploit
Active Information Gathering
Working with Nmap
Working with Nessus
Report importing in Metasploit
Chapter 6: Client-side Exploitation
What are client-side attacks?
Chapter 7: Post Exploitation
What is post exploitation?
Chapter 8: Post Exploitation – Privilege Escalation
Understanding Privilege Escalation
Chapter 9: Post Exploitation – Cleaning Up Traces
Disabling firewalls and other network defenses
Chapter 10: Post Exploitation – Backdoors
What is a backdoor?
Creating an EXE backdoor
Chapter 11: Post Exploitation – Pivoting and Network Sniffing
What is pivoting?
Pivoting in a network
Sniffing in a network
Chapter 12: Exploit Research with Metasploit
Exploit writing tips and tricks
Writing exploits
Scripting with Metasploit
Chapter 13: Using Social Engineering Toolkit and Armitage
Understanding the Social Engineering Toolkit

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the basics of exploitation
  • Gather information for a victim
  • Get to grips with vulnerability assessment with the best tools using Metasploit
  • Exploit research with Metasploit
  • Discover the latest exploits for the new operating systems
  • Find out about the post exploitation tricks such as backdoors, sniffing, and cleaning traces
  • Exploit development using Metasploit
  • Learn about the client side exploitation tricks

In Detail

Metasploit is an open source exploit framework that provides you with heaps of exploits, as well as tools to assist you in creating your own exploits. This includes the ability to generate a large range of shellcodes for different purposes and platforms that can be customized to attack your target. The recent improvements in network security mechanisms have given rise to new trends and techniques of compromising a network. This book deals with these recent trends and attack tips to compromise the weakest to the strongest of networks. Metasploit Exploitation and Development describes actual penetration testing skills and ways to penetrate and assess different types of networks.

Metasploit Exploitation and Development is a perfect fit for hackers who want to develop some real exploitation skills. This book has been designed with a practical approach which emphasizes hands-on rather than theoretical reading. It covers all the new exploits for new operating systems and tips from the experience of real hackers. This is a best buy book for learning the art of exploitation and skills of a penetration tester.

Metasploit Exploitation and Development is a guide to real network hacking with the best tricks to master the art of exploitation.

This book has been designed in well-defined stages so the reader learns more effectively. From the actual setup to vulnerability assessment, this book provides an individual with in-depth knowledge of an expert penetration tester. The book deals with vulnerability assessment exercises with some of the industrially-used tools and report-making tips. It covers topics such as client exploitation, backdoors, post exploitation, and also exploitation development with Metasploit.
This book has been developed with a practical hands-on approach so that readers can effectively try and test what they actually read.

Metasploit Exploitation and Development covers the experience of real network hacking with some of the latest operating systems. The readers will go through a journey in which they will learn from basic to advanced levels of the art of exploitation.

This book covers real hacking and exploitation of the current vulnerabilities in some of the latest operating systems.


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