The open source Metasploit vulnerability testing framework got a major overhaul last week with the release of Metasploit 3.7.
The Metasploit 3.7 release provides an enhanced session tracking backend that is intended to improve performance. Metasploit 3.7 also provides over 35 new exploit modules for security researchers to test, including new ones designed to test Apple’s iOS mobile operating system security.
“The session backend required rewriting large portions of the backend code, some of which had not been touched in over five years,” HD Moore, Rapid7 chief security officer and Metasploit chief architect told InternetNews.com. “This replumbing process is tricky due to the sheer number of modules and libraries that depend on the previous functionality. Our QA team had the hardest job.”