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What is Metasploit?

Metasploit is an open-source pentesting framework utilized by security engineers around the world. Maintained by Rapid 7, Metasploit is a collection of not only thoroughly tested exploits but also auxiliary and post-exploitation tools.

Installation and first steps


$ curl > msfinstall && \
 chmod 755 msfinstall && \

Initialize the database

To initialize the database:

$ msfdb init

After Metasploit has started, check that we've connected to the database:

$ msfconsole
msf5 > db_status 
[*] Connected to msf. Connection type: postgresql.