Metasploit - Basic Commands


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In this chapter, we will discuss some basic commands that are frequently used in Metasploit.

First of all, open the Metasploit console in Kali. You can do so by following the path: Applications → Exploitation Tools → Metasploit.

Metasploit Console

Once you open the Metasploit console, you will get to see the following screen. Highlighted in red underline is the version of Metasploit.

Metasploit Version

Help Command

If you type the help command on the console, it will show you a list of core commands in Metasploit along with their description.

Help Command

msfupdate Command

msfupdate is an important administration command. It is used to update Metasploit with the latest vulnerability exploits. After running this command, you will have to wait several minutes until the update completes.

msfupdate Command

Search Command

Search is a powerful command in Metasploit that you can use to find what you want to locate. For example, if you want to find exploits related to Microsoft, then the command will be −

msf >search name:Microsoft type:exploit

Here, search is the command, name is the name of the object that you are looking for, and type is the kind of script you are searching.

Search Command

Info Command

The info command provides information regarding a module or platform, such as where it is used, who is the author, vulnerability reference, and its payload restriction.

Info Command

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