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Metasploit by Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns, Jim O'Gorman, David Kennedy

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Chapter 6. Meterpreter

In this chapter, we’ll dive deeper into this “hacker’s Swiss army knife” that can significantly improve your post exploitation experience. Meterpreter is one of the flagship products in Metasploit and is leveraged as a payload after a vulnerability is exploited. A payload is the information returned to us when we trigger an exploit. For example, when we exploit a weakness in a Remote Procedure Call (RPC), trigger the exploit, and select Meterpreter as the payload, we would be given a Meterpreter shell to the system. Meterpreter is an extension of the Metasploit Framework that allows us to leverage Metasploit’s functionality and further compromise our target. Some of this functionality includes ways to cover your tracks, ...

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