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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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Exploit the host

We will now launch an exploit against a host:

  1. Now that we have attacks that will potentially compromise a host, let's go ahead and select one to run. Let's right-click on our Metasploitable machine, and select Attack | irc | unreal_ircd_3281_backdoor.
  2. You will be presented with options that you may have to scroll through and change. For instance, your LHOST should be the interface toward your target VMs. Make any needed changes, and click on Launch:
Armitage exploit launch dialog
Be patient, it may look like things have stalled or failed, but it will continue.
  1. You will now see that the Metasploitable device icon has changed ...

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