Until the release of BackTrack 4 r2, it was possible to get Metasploit working with MYSQL but it was not an altogether seamless experience. Now, however, Metasploit and MYSQL work together “out of the box” so we thought it would be great to highlight the integration. With the Metasploit team moving away from sqlite3, it is vital to be able to make use of a properly threaded database. There have also been quite a number of additional database commands added to Metasploit and documentation tends to be rather sparse online when it comes to the less “glamorous” side of database management.
Aloha Offsec students! You’ve been slapped around by Bob, abused by Nicky and crushed by NNM. Just as you thought it was over, Offensive Security now comes up with a brand new type of pain. This one is for all your hardcore exploit developers out there, who want a real challenge – an Offsec “Exploit Weekend”.