Installing Metasploit 3.0 On Ubuntu 7.10

The Metasploit Project is an open source computer security project which provides information about security vulnerabilities and aids in penetration testing and IDS signature development. Its most well-known sub-project is the Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing exploit code against a remote target machine. Other important sub-projects include the Opcode Database, shellcode archive, and security research. (Wikipedia).


Installing Metasploit

Before installing metasploit we need to install the following packages:

$ sudo apt-get install ruby libruby rdoc
$ sudo apt-get install libyaml-ruby
$ sudo apt-get install libzlib-ruby
$ sudo apt-get install libopenssl-ruby
$ sudo apt-get install libdl-ruby
$ sudo apt-get install libreadline-ruby
$ sudo apt-get install libiconv-ruby
$ sudo apt-get install rubygems

Once the dependencies have been installed, we are ready to install metasploit.

We now need to download the metasploit 3.0. Use the following link for download:

Accept the license.

The location (for download) is not important. After the download is complete we need to untar it:

$ tar -xvzf framework-3.0.tar.gz


Updating Metasploit

Before we run metasploit, its a good idea to update its database. Change to metasploit folder:

$ cd metasploit-3.0


$ svn update

Note: in case you don't have subversion installed use the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install subversion


Running Metasploit

To run metasploit use the following command:

$ ./msfconsole
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