Posts tagged Linux

4 min Linux

Patching CVE-2017-7494 in Samba: It's the Circle of Life

With the scent of scorched internet still lingering in the air from the WannaCry Ransomworm [] , today we see a new scary-and-potentially-incendiary bug hitting the twitter news. The vulnerability - CVE-2017-7494 - affects versions 3.5 (released March 1, 2010) and onwards of Samba, the defacto standard for providing Windows-based file and print services on Unix and Linux systems. We strongly recommend that s

2 min Endpoint Security

Live Vulnerability Monitoring with Agents for Linux

A few months ago, I shared news of the release of the macOS Insight Agent. Today, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the the Linux Agent within Rapid7's vulnerability management solutions []. The arrival of the Linux Agent completes the trilogy that Windows and macOS began in late 2016. For Rapid7 customers, all that really matters is you've got new capabilities to add to your kit. Introducing Linux Agents Take advantage of the

2 min Windows

Metasploit Framework Open Source Installers

Rapid7 has long supplied universal Metasploit installers for Linux and Windows. These installers contain both the open source Metasploit Framework as well as commercial extensions, which include a graphical user interface, metamodules, wizards, social engineering tools and integration with other Rapid7 tools. While these features are very useful, we recognized that they are not for everyone. According to our recent survey of Metasploit Community users, most only used it for the open source comp

1 min Metasploit

Metasploit on Kali Linux 2.0

As you are aware, Kali 2.0 [] has been released this week and getting quite a bit of attention, as it should. Folks behind Kali have worked really hard to bring you the new version of Kali Linux that everyone is excited about. If you have already started to play with the new version, you probably have realized that something is different, that is; Metasploit Community / Pro is no longer installed by default. Where is Metasploit Community / Pr

4 min Nexpose

GHOSTbuster: How to scan just for CVE-2015-0235 and keep your historical site data

A recently discovered severe vulnerability, nicknamed GHOST, can result in remote code execution exploits on vulnerable systems. Affected systems should be patched and rebooted immediately. Learn more about [/2015/01/27/ghost-in-the-machine-is-cve-2015-0235-another-heartbleed] CVE-2015-0235 and its risks [/2015/01/27/ghost-in-the-machine-is-cve-2015-0235-another-heartbleed]. The Nexpose 5.12.0 content update provides coverage for the GHOST vulnerability. Once the Nexpose 5.12.0 content update

2 min Linux

GHOST in the Machine - Is CVE-2015-0235 another Heartbleed?

CVE-2015-0235 is a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Linux systems using older versions of the GNU C Library (glibc versions less than 2.18). The bug was discovered by researchers at Qualys and named GHOST in reference to the _gethostbyname function (and possibly because it makes for some nice puns). To be clear, this is NOT the end of the Internet as we know, nor is it further evidence (after Stormaggedon) that the end of the world is nigh. It's also not another Heartbleed. But it

5 min Release Notes

Simplify Vulnerability Management with Nexpose 5.6

We are pleased to announce the next major release of Nexpose, version 5.6.  This release focuses on providing you the most impactful remediation steps to reduce risk to your organization and extends our current configuration assessment functionality. New Look and Feel The most visible change in Nexpose 5.6 is the new look and feel of the user interface.  The action header is now smaller to maximize screen space and usability, and the new colour scheme makes it easier to focus on important areas

2 min Metasploit

Metasploit Now Supports Kali Linux, the Evolution of BackTrack

Today, our friends at Offensive Security announced Kali Linux [], which is based on the philosophy of an offensive approach to security. While defensive solutions are important to protect your network, it is critical to step into the shoes of an attacker to see if they're working. Kali Linux is a security auditing toolkit that enables you just that: test the security of your network defenses before others do. Kali is a free, open sour

5 min Product Updates

Update to the Metasploit Updates and msfupdate

The Short Story In order to use the binary installer's msfupdate, you need to first register your Metasploit installation. In nearly all cases, this means visiting https://localhost:3790 [https://localhost:3790/] and filling out the form. No money, no dense acceptable use policy, just register and go. Want more detail and alternatives? Read on. Background A little over a year ago, Metasploit primary development switched to Git as a source control platform and GitHub as our primary source hos

3 min Metasploit

Using BackTrack 5 R3 with Metasploit Community or Metasploit Pro

Update: Kali Linux now superseded BackTrack as a platform. We strongly recommend using Kali Linux over BackTrack if you are going to run Metasploit. More info here [] . As of version 5 R3, BackTrack comes pre-installed with Metasploit 4.4, so it's now easier to use Metasploit Community Edition or Metasploit Pro on BackTrack. Here is how it's done: * After BackTrack boots, enter startx t

3 min Metasploit

Using BackTrack 5 R2 with Metasploit Community or Metasploit Pro

As of version 5 R2, BackTrack comes pre-installed with Metasploit 4.1.4, so it's now easier to use Metasploit Community Edition or Metasploit Pro on BackTrack. Here is how it's done: * After BackTrack boots, enter startx to get into the UI. * Install BackTrack in a virtual machine using the Install BackTrack icon in the top left corner. This is recommended so that Metasploit remembers its product key; otherwise, you would have to register Metasploit each time. * Log in with user root,

6 min Nexpose

Integrating Nexpose Community and Metasploit Community in Backtrack 5 R2

I recently packaged up the new Nexpose release so that Backtrack users can have an up-to-date version of Nexpose, straight from the Backtrack repos. This seemed like a great time to also go over installing Nexpose Community and integrating it with the already-installed Metasploit Community. 1. Getting Started Before we get started, I would recommend grabbing a copy of Backtrack 5 R2 64-bit. The machine you want to use will need to have at a minimum 2GB of RAM and at least 5GB space on the hard

5 min Metasploit

Adventures in the Windows NT Registry: A step into the world of Forensics and Information Gathering

As of a few days ago [], the Metasploit Framework has full read-only access to offline registry hives. Within Rex you will now find a Rex::Registry namespace that will allow you to load and parse offline NT registry hives (includes Windows 2000 and up), implemented in pure Ruby. This is a great addition to the framework because it allows you to be sneakier and more stealthy while gathering information on a remote computer. You no longer need

2 min Metasploit

More Fun with BSD-derived Telnet Daemons

In my last post [/2011/12/28/bsd-telnet-daemon-encrypt-key-id-overflow], I discussed the recent BSD telnetd vulnerability and demonstrated the scanner module added to the Metasploit Framework. Since then, two new exploit modules have been released; one for FreeBSD versions 5.3 - 8.2 [] and another for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 [

3 min Metasploit

Installing Metasploit Community Edition on BackTrack 5 R1

Update: I just published a new blog post for using Metasploit on BackTrack 5 R2 []. BackTrack 5 R1 comes pre-installed with Metasploit Framework 4.0. Unfortunately, Metasploit Community, which brings a great new Web UI and other functionality, was introduced in version 4.1, so it's not included by default. Updating Metasploit Framework using the msfupdate command will not install the Web UI. In addition, BT5 only makes