Exploiting Your First Machine
With some of the basics behind us and an understanding of how to set variables within msfconsole, letâs exploit our first machine. To do so, fire up your Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Ubuntu 9.04 virtual machines. Weâll use Metasploit from within Back|Track.
If you used the vulnerability scanners discussed in ChapterÂ 4 against your virtual Windows XP SP2 machine, you will have encountered the vulnerability weâll exploit in this chapter: the MS08-067 exploit. Weâll begin by finding this vulnerability on our own.
As your skills as a penetration tester improve, the discovery of certain open ports will trigger ideas about how you might exploit a particular service. One of the best ways to conduct this check is ...
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