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 using Meterpreter.
To execute this recipe we will need the following:
Let's begin the recipe by downloading Metasploitable 2. Getting the package from SourceForge is going to be our safest option: