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Learning Metasploit Exploitation and Development by Aditya Balapure

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Chapter 2. Metasploit Framework Organization

In this chapter we will investigate the organization of Metasploit Framework. Metasploit Framework is an open source project created by HD Moore in 2003, and then acquired by Rapid7 LLC on October 21, 2009. Metasploit 2.0 was released in April 2004 and this version included 19 exploits with over 27 payloads. There has been constant development since then and now we have Metasploit 4.5.2, which includes hundreds of exploits and payloads. Moore created this framework for exploit code development and attacking vulnerable remote systems. It is considered one of the best penetration testing tools with support for vulnerability assessment using Nessus and other famous tools. The development of this project ...

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