"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
"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.""