This past month has seen a number of additions to our free Metasploit Unleashed training course, primarily in our on-going effort to build out the Metasploit Module Reference section. The Metasploit team has been developing at a rapid pace with new features and modules being frequently added. We are also continuing to go through the course content itself and verify the functionality of the provided material.
This month we have again been steadily updating the Metasploit Module Reference section of Metasploit Unleashed and also added some great new content covering the setup and usage of databases with Metasploit under BackTrack4 R2. This month also saw the introduction of the excellent GUI front-end, Armitage.
We are very happy to announce that our Penetration Testing with BackTrack online labs now include installations of Metasploit Pro. Deep within our lab network, students who Try Harder will encounter credentials for these installations that will allow them to enjoy the use of a tool that simplifies many of the tasks that they had to perform manually.
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.
This past month has been busy yet we have been steadily updating the free Metasploit Unleashed Training course with the largest growing area being the Module Reference section. This month has also seen updates to the Fast-Track and Social-Engineer Toolkit sections of the wiki.
As promised, our free Metasploit Unleashed Training course is now being regularly maintained and has seen many new additions in the past month. As new features are being added to the Metasploit Framework, we are attempting to add them to the Wiki in order to keep our content fresh and up-to-date to ensure we are providing a valuable resource to our readers. One of the more significant and ambitious changes is the addition of a Module Reference section where we will be adding coverage for as many modules as we can, allowing readers to get a better idea of what results they can expect from a given module.