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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Installing and configuring Metasploitable

In this recipe, we will install, configure, and start Metasploitable 2. Metasploitable is a Linux-based operating system that is vulnerable to various Metasploit attacks. It was designed by Rapid7, the owners of the Metasploit Framework. Metasploitable is an excellent way to get familiar with executing commands using Meterpreter.

Getting ready

The following requirement needs to be fulfilled:

  • A connection to the Internet is required to complete this recipe
  • 8 GB of available space on your VirtualBox PC
  • An unzipping tool (in this case we are using 7-Zip on a Windows machine)

How to do it...

Let's begin the lesson by downloading Metasploitable 2. Getting the package from SourceForge is going to be our safest option. ...

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