No operating system is stricken with as many vulnerabilities as Windows, and it's often a race to release the latest patches to fix things. From an attacker's point of view, knowing which patches are present on a Windows machine can make or break successful exploitation. Today, we will be covering three methods of patch enumeration, using Metasploit, WMIC, and Windows Exploit Suggester.
For Metasploit, we will use a post module to find missing patches. With WMIC, we will run commands directly from a shell on the system to view quick fix engineering patches. And using Windows Exploit Suggester, we will compare the installed patches on the system with a database of vulnerabilities. We will be using Kali Linux to attack an unpatched version of Windows 7.
Method 1: Metasploit
~# msfconsole [-] ***rting the Metasploit Framework console.../
[-] * WARNING: No database support: No database YAML file
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