Metasploit 4.6 Released: 138 new modules

Posted: April 11, 2013 in IT Security News
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Metasploit 4.6 Released

Metasploit 4.6 Released

Metasploit 4.6: 138 138 new modules and help for beginners

Took place yesterday, an official release of the framework Metasploit 4.6, which enters into an mandatory arsenal of each pentester.

Compared with the previous version (Metasploit 4.5 was released in December 2012) added 138 new units, including 80 new exploits, 44 new auxiliary module, and 12 modules for use after a break (post-modules). Added exploits routers Linksys E1500/E2500 and Netgear DGN1000B, auxiliary modules for cracking DLink routers and database PostgreSQL.

If we consider that the average added 1.1 new modules a day, you can see that most of these modules are not made in the company Rapid7, while third-party developers. So it is: for the latest release of the code sent to 86 people. Of these, only 11 are working in Rapid7. So Metasploit with a set of modules – the result of the collective work of the best hackers in the world.

Other improvements in Metasploit 4.6:

– Support for OWASP Top 10 2013;
– Improved user interface;
– More efficient spider web sites;
– Support for authentication in Web applications;
– Reports from the councils to address vulnerabilities;
– Wizard for quick pentest;
– Wizard for testing web applications;
– Master the simulation of phishing.

Metasploit Framework – convenient platform for building and debugging exploits. The first version released October 6, 2003 known hacker HD Moore. Now he supports the program, working in the company Rapid7. The framework can be used by system administrators and security specialists to protect computer systems and hackers to gain unauthorized access to remote systems.

Download Metasploit 4.6 for Linux or Windows: Downloads Page

In the presence of the old version, you can simply upgrade by downloading new modules command: “msfupdate”.

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