Metasploit is a framework for developing, testing, and executing exploits against a target system. It is commonly used by security professionals and researchers to perform penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, as well as by attackers to execute real-world attacks.
The Metasploit framework includes a collection of exploits, payloads, and other tools that can be used to target a variety of systems and applications. Exploits are programs or techniques that take advantage of vulnerabilities in a target system in order to gain unauthorized access or perform other malicious actions. Payloads are programs or data that are delivered to a target system as part of an exploit, and can be used to execute arbitrary code or perform other actions on the system.
Metasploit allows users to easily search for and select the appropriate exploit and payload for a given target, and provides various options for customizing and delivering the attack. It also includes a range of post-exploitation tools, such as ones for collecting information about the target system, escalating privileges, and establishing a persistent presence on the system.