Metasploit Framework

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Tool and Usage

Metasploit is a framework that consists of tools to perform security assignments. It focuses on the offensive side of security and leverages exploit modules.

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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.


  • Metasploit Framework is written in Ruby
  • 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

Author and Maintainers

Metasploit Framework is under development by HD Moore and maintained by Rapid7.


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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Project details
Latest release4.11.7 [2016-01-07]
LicensesBSD 3-clause, Multi-license

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GitHub iconMetasploit GitHub project
 Metasploit project website

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