Task 8.8: Exploiting Vulnerabilities with Metasploit

Patching continues to be of critical importance to the security professional. The importance of a good patch-management program cannot be emphasized enough. Sometimes management may ask to see why such activities are so important. The objective of this task is to demonstrate how easily an unpatched computer can be exploited.


The organization for which you work has become more concerned about security and would like you to demonstrate the need for patch management. You have been asked to target an unpatched system and show how easily such systems can be attacked.

Scope of Task


This task should take about 15 minutes.


For this task, you will need two Windows computers, ...

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