Where can i found the documentation of the exploits and payloads available in metasploit.
I am looking for a documentation that tells what does the exploit or the payload do, and possibly a description and how it works.
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When you select a module such as exploit or payload in msfconsole, type the info command and it is going to show you the description of the module detailing what the module does. You can get the same information on the rapid7's online module pages as well.
An example (taken from Offensive Security's Metasploit Unleashed is given below:
msf exploit(ms09_050_smb2_negotiate_func_index) > info Name: Microsoft SRV2.SYS SMB Negotiate ProcessID Function Table Dereference Module: exploit/windows/smb/ms09_050_smb2_negotiate_func_index Version: 14774 Platform: Windows Privileged: Yes License: Metasploit Framework License (BSD) Rank: Good Provided by: Laurent Gaffie <email@example.com> hdm <firstname.lastname@example.org> sf <email@example.com> Available targets: Id Name -- ---- 0 Windows Vista SP1/SP2 and Server 2008 (x86) Basic options: Name Current Setting Required Description ---- --------------- -------- ----------- RHOST yes The target address RPORT 445 yes The target port WAIT 180 yes The number of seconds to wait for the attack to complete. Payload information: Space: 1024 Description: This module exploits an out of bounds function table dereference in the SMB request validation code of the SRV2.SYS driver included with Windows Vista, Windows 7 release candidates (not RTM), and Windows 2008 Server prior to R2. Windows Vista without SP1 does not seem affected by this flaw. References: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS09-050.mspx http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2009-3103 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36299 http://www.osvdb.org/57799 http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Sep/0039.html http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-050.mspx msf exploit(ms09_050_smb2_negotiate_func_index) >
Update: Lately, Metasploit has started adding documentation to each of the module submitted and for the ones already included in the framework. These are available in the documentation directory under the same path as that of the exploit. For example, the documentation for the exploit module
exploit/windows/smb/ms08_067_netapi can be found at
Metasploit Unleashed (https://www.offensive-security.com/metasploit-unleashed/) is some documentation that has information on what tools exist in the metasploit framework, what their purpose is and how to use them. It is written by Offensive Security, who are part of/fund Kali Linux.