Metasploitable background: What is metasploitable?
“Metasploitable is a Virtual Machine that is built from the ground up with a large amount of security vulnerabilities. It is intended to be used as a target for testing exploits with metasploit.”
Why do we need metasploitable?
One of the problems you encounter when learning how to use an exploitation framework is trying to find and configure targets to scan and attack. Luckily, the Metasploit team is aware of this and released a vulnerable VMware virtual machine called ‘Metasploitable’.
What does metasploitable let us do?
Metasploitable is an intentionally vulnerable Linux virtual machine that can be used to conduct security training, test security tools, and practice common penetration testing techniques.