Application name: Metasploit Framework (MSF)
Platforms: Windows macOS Linux
Vendor: Metasploit LLC, subsidiary of Rapid7 LLC
Division / Department: Department of Computer Science
Available to: Students and Faculty
Available in Labs: War Room (C.V. Starr 108)
Links: Official Website
Vulnerability & Exploit Database


The Metasploit Project is a security project supported by the community and managed by Rapid7. The project maintains an extensive database on known vulnerabilities and collection of exploits to aid in penetration testing, IDS signature development, and exploit research.

At the core of the project is the Metasploit Framework (MSF), an open-source platform for developing and executing exploit code against remote target machines. It is one of the most popular tools used by security professionals and researchers to perform security audits, penetration testing, shellcode development, and vulnerability research. The framework streamlines the process of well-known exploitation methods to aid pentesters and reduce exploitation time. It also provides infrastructure that exploit developers and security professionals can build upon to create tools for their own needs. The framework itself is written in Ruby and includes components written in C and assembly. Metasploit comes pre-installed in Kali Linux.