Ruby-written Metasploit 3.0 released

News by Frank Washkuch Jr.

The newest version of the Metasploit Framework, built to be friendlier to Microsoft Windows users, has been released to the public after a rewrite in the Ruby programming language.

The newest version of the Metasploit Framework, built to be friendlier to Microsoft Windows users, has been released to the public after a rewrite in the Ruby programming language.

Metasploit 3.0 has improved on earlier versions by easing the automation of exploiting through script, simplifying exploit-writing, increasing code re-use between exploits and improving the integration of evasion techniques. The framework will "continue to provide a friendly outlet for cutting edge exploitation technology," according to a post on the Metasploit website.

The tool, which can run on all operating systems, is used by network professionals to penetration test and verify patch installations.

In a Tuesday blog post – timed with the platform’s release – the Metasploit staff said the Ruby coding language will make network testing quicker and easier.

"Thanks to Ruby’s in-process threading support, it is possible to share a single Metasploit instance with other users, exploit multiple hosts at the same time and run persistent background services while only consuming the system resources of a single person," according to a post by the Metasploit staff.
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