The Metasploit Project released version 3.1 of its exploit development and attack framework. Key additions include a better Windows interface and support for the iPhone.
Metasploit, the brainchild of H D Moore, is an open source tool that outlines attack vectors. In a blog post announcing the launch of Metasploit 3.1 Moor said multiple researchers have contributed code to Metasploit.
Among the key features of Metasploit 3.1:
- A graphical user interface, full support for the Windows platform, and over 450 modules, including 265 remote exploits.
- A bevy of new exploits. Moore notes: "Notable exploits in the 3.1 release include a remote, unpatched kernel-land exploit for Novell Netware, written by toto, a series of 802.11 fuzzing modules that can spray the local airspace with malformed frames, taking out a wide swath of wireless-enabled devices, and a battery of exploits targeted at Borland's InterBase product line."
- Code from the "Hacking the iPhone" effort.
Other links worth checking out:
- The Metasploit 3.1 user guide
- Computerworld: Metasploit attack app gets update
- Ryan Naraine: Metasploit 3 adds iPhone support to hacking arsenal