Tool and Usage
|Licenses||BSD 3-clause, Multi-license|
|Latest release||4.11.7 |
Usage and audience
Metasploit Framework is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- Command line interface
- Customization and additions are possible
- Extendable with custom tests and plugins
- Tool is modular
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 400 contributors
- + More than 9000 stars
- + Many maintainers
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Supported by a large company
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
Metasploit Framework is known to work on Linux.
Metasploit Framework alternatives
Similar tools to Metasploit Framework:
The OWTF project (Offensive Web Testing Framework) unites tools for penetrating testing. Most parts are written in Python.
The Browser Exploitation Framework (or BeEF) is a penetration testing tool that focuses on the web browser.
RouterSploit is a framework to test exploitation of embedded devices. It can be used as part of penetrating testing assignments or security assessments.
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