Would you like to learn how to use a tool that can generate payloads for you? In this course, Privilege Escalation and Client Execution with MSFVenom, you will gain the ability to generate a variety of shell code payloads to fit your exploit, target, and situation. First, you will learn how to generate a payload within a standalone executable. Next, you will discover options within MSFVenom to change the payload capabilities. Finally, you will explore how to generate a payload for use in an existing exploit. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of payload generation with MSFVenom needed to exploit vulnerabilities.
Tool Introduction Welcome to Pluralsight and this red team tools course featuring msfvenom, the open‑source tool developed as part of the Metasploit Framework and maintained by Rapid7. Venom is a tool that penetration testers, ethical hackers, bug hunters, and security testers can use to generate shell code payloads for inclusion in their exploits. Venom generates a variety of payloads and even encrypts them to help you exploit vulnerable software and gain escalated access through a bind or a reverse shell. Msfvenom's name consists of two parts. The msf in the name stands for Metasploit Framework, and venom is the name used in place of the two tools that were combined to form it, msfpayload and msfencode. Come join me as we explore different uses for msfvenom and generate our own shell code payloads that we will use to gain access to some vulnerable hosts.