Metasploitable 2 vulnerability assessment

Oct. 8, 2017 0 comments Hacking Tutorials Pen Testing & Audits

A vulnerability assessment is a crucial part in every penetration test and is the process of identifying and assessing vulnerabilities on a target system. In this part of the tutorial we will be assessing the vulnerabilities available on the network side of the Metasploitable 2 virtual machine. We will be assessing the web applications on the Metasploitable 2 machine in a later tutorial. In the previous Metasploit enumeration and fingerprinting tutorial we’ve learned that the Metasploitable 2 machine contains a lot of vulnerabilities. We have collected valuable information about the target system which we will be using to find known vulnerabilities both on- and offline. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities will be demonstrated in the next exploitation tutorial. In this tutorial we will be looking at a few different ways to perform vulnerability analysis. We will be manually searching for exploits, use scanning tools like Nmap with scripts and we will be looking at the use of automa...

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