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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Advanced exploitation toolkit

BackTrack is pre-loaded with some of the best and most advanced exploitation toolkits. Metasploit Framework (http://www.metasploit.com) is one of them. We have chosen to explain it in greater detail and presented a number of scenarios that would effectively increase the productivity and enhance your experience with penetration testing. The framework was developed in Ruby programming language and supports the modularization such that it makes it easier for the penetration tester with optimum programming skills to extend or develop custom plugins and tools.

The architecture of a framework is divided into three broad categories Libraries, Interfaces, and Modules. A key part of our exercises is to focus on the capabilities ...

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