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How To Install Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Metasploit is an open-source framework used to perform deep system security auditing as well as penetration testing to unearth, exploit and validate every other would-be vulnerability. Metasploit generally offers a community and open-source version of Metasploit Framework but it also has commercial versions like Metasploit Pro and Metasploit Express.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Metasploit framework on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Metasploit is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the Metasploit stable version installer to your Ubuntu system:

wget http://downloads.metasploit.com/data/releases/metasploit-latest-linux-x64-installer.run

Next, run the downloaded installer file using the following command below:

./metasploit-latest-linux-x64-installer.run

You should see the Metasploit welcome page:

Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04

Continue to set up your setting until the installation is complete:

Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04

Step 3. Accessing Metasploit Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, now open your web browser and access it using the URL https://localhost:3790. You should see the following screen:

Install Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04

Provide your login information, and other settings, and click on the Create Account button. You should see the following page:

Install Metasploit on Ubuntu 22.04

Metasploit also provides a CLI utility called mfconsole to manage the Metasploit. You can access it using the following command:

msfconsole

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Metasploit. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Metasploit framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Metasploit website.

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r00t

r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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