MetaSploit launches version 3.1, improves Windows GUI, supports iPhone

Summary:The Metasploit Project released version 3.1 of its exploit development and attack framework.

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.

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Topics: iPhone, Mobility, Operating Systems, Security, Software, Windows

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