Blog Posts Tagged with "Metasploitable"

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Metasploitable 2.0 pt 4: Cracking Linux Passwords and Pentesting with Grep

August 20, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Because we had a root shell, we were able to grab the Linux password hashes from the system by simply copying them and pasting them on our local machine. We were then able to use John the Ripper to crack them. We now have passwords to play with...

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Metasploitable 2.0 Tutorial pt 3: Gaining Root from a Vulnerable Service

August 17, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

There are numerous Metasploitable how-to’s out there, but a lot of them focus on the standard services. In real life, which is the service that will most likely go unpatched? The main web server or some secondary service that was installed for a project and then forgotten about? So let’s get started...

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Metasploitable 2.0 Tutorial pt 2: Scanning for Network Services

August 14, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Okay, we put in 192.168.12.20 and it scanned it and returned the version of Samba that was running on it. But what if we wanted to scan the whole network for just systems running Samba. This is where the beauty of the RHOSTS command comes into play. Instead of just scanning the single host, let’s scan all 256 clients...

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Metasploitable 2.0 Tutorial: Checking for Open Ports with Nmap

August 03, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

I mentioned recently that we would take a closer look at Metasploitable 2.0, the purposefully vulnerable Linux virtual machine used for learning security tactics and techniques. In this intro, we will quickly cover obtaining Metasploitable 2.0 and scanning it for open ports and services...

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Metasploitable: Gaining Root on a Vulnerable Linux System

May 22, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Metasploitable is a great platform to practice and develop your penetration testing skills. In this tutorial, I will show you how to scan the system, find one of the vulnerable services, and then exploit the service to gain root access...

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Practice Linux Penetration Testing Skills with Metasploitable

May 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Okay, you have been reading up on computer security, and even played around with Backtrack some. You have been gaining some penetration testing skills, but now you want to try them out. What do you do? There are several sites that exist that allow you to (legally) test your abilities...

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