PacktLib: BackTrack 5 Cookbook

BackTrack 5 Cookbook


About the Authors

About the Reviewers


Up and Running with BackTrack


Installing BackTrack to a hard disk drive

Installing BackTrack to a USB drive with persistent memory

Installing BackTrack on VirtualBox

Installing BackTrack using VMware Tools

Fixing the splash screen

Changing the root password

Starting network services

Setting up the wireless network

Customizing BackTrack


Preparing kernel headers

Installing Broadcom drivers

Installing and configuring ATI video card drivers

Installing and configuring NVIDIA video card drivers

Applying updates and configuring extra security tools

Setting up ProxyChains

Directory encryption

Information Gathering


Service enumeration

Determining the network range

Identifying active machines

Finding open ports

Operating system fingerprinting

Service fingerprinting

Threat assessment with Maltego

Mapping the network

Vulnerability Identification


Installing, configuring, and starting Nessus

Nessus – finding local vulnerabilities

Nessus – finding network vulnerabilities

Nessus – finding Linux-specific vulnerabilities

Nessus – finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities

Installing, configuring, and starting OpenVAS

OpenVAS – finding local vulnerabilities

OpenVAS – finding network vulnerabilities

OpenVAS – finding Linux-specific vulnerabilities

OpenVAS – finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities



Implementing exploits from BackTrack

Installing and configuring Metasploitable

Mastering Armitage – the graphical management tool for Metasploit

Mastering the Metasploit Console (MSFCONSOLE)

Mastering the Metasploit CLI (MSFCLI)

Mastering Meterpreter

Metasploitable MySQL

Metasploitable PostgreSQL

Metasploitable Tomcat

Metasploitable PDF

Implementing the browser_autopwn module

Privilege Escalation


Using impersonation tokens

Local privilege escalation attack

Mastering the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)

Collecting victims' data

Cleaning up the tracks

Creating a persistent backdoor

Man-in-the-middle attack (MITM)

Wireless Network Analysis


Cracking a WEP wireless network

Cracking a WPA/WPA2 wireless network

Automating wireless network cracking

Accessing clients using a fake AP

URL traffic manipulation

Port redirection

Sniffing network traffic

Accessing an e-mail by stealing cookies

Voice over IP (VoIP)


Using Svmap

Finding valid extensions

Monitoring, capturing, and eavesdropping on VoIP traffic

Using VoIPong

Mastering UCSniff

Mastering Xplico

Capturing SIP authentication

Mastering VoIP Hopper

Causing a denial of service

Attacking VoIP using Metasploit

Sniffing DECT phones

Password Cracking


Online password attacks

Cracking HTTP passwords

Gaining router access

Password profiling

Cracking a Windows password using John the Ripper

Using dictionary attacks

Using rainbow tables

Using NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)

Using ATI Stream

Physical access attacks

BackTrack Forensics


Intrusion detection and log analysis

Recursive directory encryption/decryption

Scanning for signs of rootkits

Recovering data from a problematic source

Retrieving a Windows password

Resetting a Windows password

Looking at the Windows registry entries