Metasploit software helps security and IT professionals identify security issues, verify vulnerability mitigations, and manage expert-driven security assessments. Capabilities include smart exploitation, password auditing, web application scanning, and social engineering. Teams can collaborate in Metasploit and present their findings in consolidated reports. The goal of the software is to provide a clear understanding of the critical vulnerabilities in any environment and to manage those risks.
Here is a brief table of contents for Singh's book:
Chapter 1: Metasploit Quick Tips for Security Professionals covering: configuration, installation, basic use, and storing results in a database
Chapter 2: Information Gathering and Scanning covering: passive and active gathering, social engineering, scanning, Nessus, NeXpose, and Dradis
Chapter 3: Operating System-based Vulnerability Assessment covering: exploits, Windows XP, remote shells, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Linux, and DLL injection
Chapter 4: Client-side Exploitation and Antivirus bypass covering: IE, Word, Adobe Reader, payloads, and killing anti-virus
Chapter 5: Using Meterpreter to Explore the Compromised Target covering: Meterpreter commands, privilege escalation, communication channels, and snooping on Windows targets
Chapter 6: Advanced Meterpreter Scripting covering: hash dumps, back doors, pivoting, Railgun, pivoting, and killing firewalls
Chapter 7: Working with Modules for Penetration Testing covering: Auxiliary modules, admin modules, SQL injection, post-exploitation, and creating new modules
Chapter 8: Working with Exploits covering: mixins, msfvenum, going from exploit to Metasploit module, and fuzzing
Chapter 9: Working with Armitage covering: Getting started, information gathering, and targeting multiple machines
Chapter 10: Social Engineering Toolkit covering: Installation, configuration, spear-phishing, website attacks, and infectious media generation.
To summarize, if you are looking for a Metasploit book in cookbook format than this book would be a good choice.