Re: Pentesting lab



Um, you just said that Metasploit is a script kiddies tool. Not sure if your define script kiddies tools as "free" and professional tools as "expensive," but that statement is ludicrous. Most (all?) pros that I have ever heard of/met/read use Metasploit. You can't go wrong with it and frankly, I'd stand it up against Core Impact any day of the week. The difference is that Core has a better interface.

But, seriously, Metasploit isn't a skiddie tool, it's a powerful tool that happens to be free.

/rant

On 2/10/2010 5:25 PM, woman wrote:
Hi,

Just keep your expectation on low level when you will tell at the work
interview about that you are using metasploit.
In the real word at the security companies this tool is considered as
tool for kids under age 12.

Additional thing:
Someone here wrote about malware analysis. I don't think that you have
to study both subjects at one time:
One subject is pen-testing and second subject is malware analysis.

For doing pen-testing you have to gain a huge knowledge NETWORKING -->
protocols and relevant RFC , devices; bridges, routers, switches, etc
...
For doing malware analysis you have to know Operating System
infrastructure --> processes, memory, etc ... and of course C and
Assembly

My advise : just leave malware analysis for later time.

-----------
Woman


On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 7:20 PM, s3c.b3n<securitybender@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This link is really amazing.

Thanks a lot

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:32 PM, charles watathi
<charleswatathi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi,

For a detailed review of what you can setup when coming up with a
pentesting lab, kindly check the link below. It includes most of the
labs you should setup,security challenges and where you can go and
"train"

http://blog.securitymonks.com/2009/08/23/learning-by-doing-hacker-challenges-and-practice-sites/

Regards
Charles

On 1/4/10, Elliot Fernandes<elliotfernandes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
For pentesting windows your setup seems good, but not enough. Try to get
more, like: you'd need to test out attacking SNMP, bruteforcing SSH, ....
and also have a large wordlist ready for all of this, and generate some
rainbow tables. You'd need these for password attacks.

--- On Mon, 1/4/10, Swaminathan, Balaji<Balaji.Swaminathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

From: Swaminathan, Balaji<Balaji.Swaminathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Pentesting lab
To: "Elliot Fernandes"<elliotfernandes@xxxxxxxxx>, "s3c.b3n"
<securitybender@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: pen-test@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, January 4, 2010, 5:01 PM

Exactly....I am doing the same thing in addition to running
Win Server
2k3...Backtrack and Metasploit as attacker are good and
flexible to use.
As you mentioned Netbios ports alone, I feel, are not
enough...Wat do
you say...? In addition i am installing SQL, SMTP, IIS and
etc and then
fine tuning them depending upon the exploit success rate.
Is that fine
or anything more left to be focused?

Thank you for pointing out malware testing.


Regards,

Balaji Swaminathan .M


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Subject: RE: Pentesting lab

You could run vmware, and install windows xp service pack
2. service
pack 2 is used by most people in the windows world, they
havent
completely shifted to vista or windows 7. It's already
running
vulnerable services mostly on ports 135,139, and 445 tcp.
You just need
the latest version of metasploit to test it. For analyzing
malware
there's a script in python called malware analyzer
http://www.beenuarora.com/code/analyse_malware.py . But
you will need
the PE module from google code http://code.google.com/p/pefile in the
same folder. The malware analyzer is amazingly good for
analyzing
botnet-binaries and viruses and such. You'll also need Olly
Debug and
IDA pro. Have two VMs ready, one windows for the victim,
and linux,
preferably backtrack for the attacker. That should about
do. Oh, you
could also have a Honeypot ready to catch exploits from the
wild. you
could have them separated from your normal network.




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