December 2011

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25 Dec 2011

[Quick notes] Metasploit payload types

To start with, a vulnerability is a weakness in the target system which creates a security risk - that it can be exploited.
An exploit is a way, a piece of code that can trigger & take advantage of a vulnerability.
A payload is the actual component in the attack which 'do' things for an attacker.
Therefore, a payload must have at least 2 components in it:

1. Communications capability - set up communication channel for the attacker
2. Functionality - defines what all actions an attacker can perform
Metasploit provides 2 types of payloads:

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