MSF Community Post Exploitation

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A number of penetration testers stop at this point since they have obtained obtained a shell with administrative access on the target machine. This is a huge mistake since post-exploitation is just as important as getting that initial shell. Information gathered at this stage can be used to gain access to an organization's crown jewels. With a session already established with the target machine, we simply click on the Session #, which is 3 in this case.


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Clicking on the Session 3 presents us with several options, but we are only interested in the 'Post-Exploitation Modules' at this point, so we simply click on it and select our desired post-exploitation module. For purposes of this illustration, we will be using the 'Linux Gather Dump Password Hashes for Linux Systems' post-exploitation module, so we just click on it:


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General information about the module is presented to us. If the session information is correct, we simply click on 'Run Module'


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Module is run and the desired output is presented to us. We can then attempt to crack some of those passwords, which may have been re-used on other critical pieces of the infrastructure.


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This marks the end of our post-exploitation section. There are more powerful post-exploitation modules than the one that was illustrated on this page, so we encourage you to some try of them on your own!



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