Metasploitable2 Walkthrough

For this walk-though I use the Metasploit framework to attempt to perform a penetration testing exercise on Metasploitable 2. I employ the following penetration testing phases: reconnaisance, threat modelling and vulnerability identification, and exploitation. Since this is a mock exercise, I leave out the pre-engagement, post-exploitation and risk analysis, and reporting phases. Set-up This metasploitable walk-through is performed in a virtual lab environment. Two virtual machines (VMs) are used. The first is a Kali VM and the second is the Metasploitable2 VM.

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Error importing into Virtualbox

Open visualisation format (OVF) is an open standard for packaging and distributing virtual appliances. Essentially this is meant to ensure portability of software and virtual machines across different hypervisors, such as vmware, virtualbox, etc. However, I got an error when importing an OVF file into virtualbox Version 5.0.12 r104815 “Host resource of type “Other Storage Device (20)” is supported with SATA AHCI controllers only, line 47.” Error reading "XXXXXX.ovf": Host resource of type "Other Storage Device (20)" is supported with SATA AHCI controllers only, line 47.

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Metasploitable2 Walk-through

*(This is an interim post and will be updated progressively. This note will be removed once done.)* This post extends the walk-though on the initial version of Metasploitable at http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/metasploitable-walkthrough.html. It should be noted that some commands and output may have been truncated for the purposes of brevity. Set-up The set-up included two machines in a virtual test environment using VirtualBox. The first was a Metasploitable virtual machine (VM) and the

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CentOS 6.4 VirtualBox VM won’t boot up after doing an update/upgrade!!!

Often times, I employ a CentOS VirtualBox virtual machine (VM) as a development, testing and staging environment, I love the flexibility of virtual environments for testing and development work before moving my work to production environments. Recently I ran a yum update and yum upgrade on a CentOS 6.4 VM and subsequently rebooted it, only to be greeted by a blank screen following bootup. A quick search of virtual TTY terminals yielded a login

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