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[Full-disclosure] Metasploit Framework 3.0 Beta 3 Released

From: H D Moore (fdlistdigitaloffense.net)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2006 - 13:00:13 CST


The Metasploit Framework is an advanced open-source exploit development
platform. The 3.0 tree represents a complete rewrite of the 2.0 codebase
and provides a scalable and extensible framework for security tool
development. The 3.0 Beta 3 release includes support for exploit
automation[1], 802.11 wireless packet injection[2], and kernel-mode
payloads[3].

Windows users are now presented with a RXVT console and an updated Cygwin
environment, which greatly improves the usability of the 3.0 interface on
the Windows platform.

The Metasploit Web Interface is still in development, but this release
includes a preview of what the end functionality will look like. The web
interface provides a "webtop" interface for interacting with the
framework and uses aynschronous javascript to provide live searching. A
early version of Metasploit IDE is also included with the web interface.

Downloads for all platforms can be found here:
 - http://metasploit.com/projects/Framework/msf3/#download
 
The latest version can be pulled directly from Subversion:
 $ svn co https://metasploit.com/svn/framework3/trunk/

Unix users may need to install the openssl zlib and dl ruby modules for
the Framework to load. If you are using Ubuntu you will need to run the
following commands:

# apt-get install libzlib-ruby
# apt-get install libopenssl-ruby
# apt-get install libdl-ruby

Unix users who wish to try the new web interface will need to install
the 'rubygems' package and the 'rails' gem. Please see
www.rubyonrails.com for more information and platform-specific
installation instructions.

Users of other distributions or Unix flavors may want to grab the latest
version of ruby from www.ruby-lang.org and build it from source. We
highly recommend using Ruby version 1.8.4 or newer.Windows users will
need to exit out of any running Cygwin-based applications before running
the installer or using the Framework. The old 3.0 installation should be
uninstalled prior to installing and using this version.

The release packages include Subversion repository information allowing
you to synchronize your Beta 3 installation with the live development
tree. The Windows installer includes a "MSFUpdate" menu item that uses
Subversion to download the latest updates.Unix users will need to install
the Subversion client change into the framework directory and
execute 'svn update'.

On Unix systems, Subversion will complain about the self-signed
certificate in use at metasploit.com. Please verify that the fingerprint
matches the one below before accepting it:

===
- Hostname: metasploit.com
- Valid: from Jun 3 06:56:22 2005 GMT until Mar 31 06:56:22 2007 GMT
- Issuer: Development The Metasploit Project San Antonio Texas US
- Fingerprint: 1f:a2:8e:ad:14:57:53:75:b7:ab:de:67:e8:fa:17:49:76:f2:ee:ad
===

Enjoy!

- The Metasploit Staff

1. http://tinyurl.com/yadb4p
2. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2040914,00.asp
3. http://tinyurl.com/yx5q79

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