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You Compile Me Our very own wchen-r7 added the ability to compile C code in metasploit, including (select) dependencies by creating a wrapper for metasm. Right now, support for windows.h is the first salvo in custom compiling tools within the metasploit interface! Hack all…

Metasploit Wrapup

Chaining Vulnerabilities Philip Pettersson discovered vulnerabilities in certain PAN OS versions that could lead to remote code execution and hdm wrote a Metasploit module for the exploit chain. The exploit chain starts off with an authentication bypass, which allows the module to access a page…

Metasploit Wrapup

May the fourth be with you… Get comfortable, put on your headphones or turn up your speaker volume, and enjoy this guitar rendition of the Ewok Celebration, commonly known as Yub Nub while catching up on Metasploit updates for the week. PHP Debugging Xdebug is…

Hiding Metasploit Shellcode to Evade Windows Defender

Being on the offensive side in the security field, I personally have a lot of respect for the researchers and engineers in the antivirus industry, and the companies dedicated to investing so much in them. If malware development is a cat-and-mouse game, then I would…

Metasploit Wrapup

After last week's seriously serious write-up, this week we will return to our norml normal, lighthearted (and Metasploit-hearted) wrap-ups, though we remain fans of terrible 80s movies. Drupalgeddon 2: Webdev Boogaloo After last month's Drupal exploit came to light, nearly a dozen developers have been…

Drupalgeddon Vulnerability: What is it? Are You Impacted?

First up: many thanks to Brent Cook, William Vu and Matt Hand for their massive assistance in both the Rapid7 research into “Drupalgeddon” and their contributions to this post. Background on the Drupalgeddon vulnerability The Drupalgeddon 2 vulnerability announcement came out in late March (2018-03-28…

Getting Started in Ethical Hacking

A while back, a Twitter user asked us the following question: I have a friend who is looking into ethical hacking. She is also a broke college student so do you know of any free for affordable resources she can use? Ethical hackers use their…

Metasploit Wrapup

You may have noticed that our weekly wrapups tend to be very light-hearted. A few might say our blog is humourous. Some might even argue that they incorporate low-brow internet jokes and an excessive quantity of memes. Well, I'm here to say we've turned over…

Metasploit Wrapup

What's Your Favorite Security Site? When you are browsing sites on the Internet, you may notice some sites will include your public IP address on their pages. But what if you came across a site that also showed your IP address from your private network…

Metasploit Wrapup

Mobile Moose This week marked the beginning of our time in the new office. Everything got packed up and moved: computers, chairs, Rudy’s cups, and odd soy sauce packets in the back of the drawers. One consequence of moving to downtown Austin is that…

Metasploit Wrapup

Spring has come again to Austin, TX, home of the Rapid7 Metasploit team. While the season here brings pollen and allergies, it also brings fields full of bluebonnets and folks taking pictures before they all disappear. Let's celebrate by looking at what's popped up in…

Metasploit Wrapup

Adding some named pipes to everyone's favorite series of tubes UserExistsError already added 64-bit named pipe payloads, and this week, we got an extra-special upgrade: now Metasploit has 32-bit named pipe payloads! It may feel wrong not setting a port, but connecting to existing network…

The Taste of Our Dog Food (aka, Red Team OPSEC)

This is a guest post from a long-time Metasploit contributor and community member. Over the next few months, Rapid7 will be publishing a series of guest posts featuring unique perspectives on Metasploit Framework and highlighting some of our community’s favorite functionality, hidden gems, and…

Metasploit Wrapup

Return of the GSoC! The Metasploit project is proud to return to Google Summer of Code this year. Student applications are open until March 27th, so there's still time to get in! Coding begins on May 14th, and we're eager to hear what you'd like…

Metasploit Wrapup

With the Northeast U.S. getting hit with back-to-back nor’easters this week, it’s probably a good idea to head back inside and wait it out until spring arrives. So toss another log on the fire, grab a hot drink, raise a toast to…

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