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Metasploit 3.4 Takes Aim at Java Apps

May 20, 2010, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The Metasploit open source vulnerability testing framework is out this week with a new release boosting its exploit count and adding new Java, brute force and exploit automation technologies.

"Alongside the new Metasploit 3.4 release, Rapid7, the lead commercial vendor behind the project, is releasing a commercial version dubbed Metasploit Express 3.4, offering a new user interface and enhancements aimed at improving ease of use. Metasploit Express was first announced at the end of April and hits general availability this week with the 3.4 release.

"A key area of improvement in the Metasploit 3.4 release is in the Meterpreter system.

""The Meterpreter is a critical component of Metasploit in that it provides the ability to perform advanced post-exploit automation on a target system," HD Moore, Rapid7 CSO and Metasploit chief architect, told InternetNews.com. "The changes that we made for 3.4.0 are part of a long-term overhaul to make Meterpreter faster, more effective and easier to develop custom scripts with.""

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