I.T. Security and Linux Administration

Jan 31 2013   2:25PM GMT

Unable to upgrade Metasploit in Back Track R3?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

So, I ran into the issue of msfupdate not updating Metasploit on my BackTrack installation. It worked fine on my laptop, but wouldn’t on my home server. I didn’t even get the typical SSL library issues that occur on initial install. Heck, even the usual svn update didn’t work for me.

What I found, however, is a relatively easy way to upgrade Metasploit without issues.

First, we need to remove our current installation:

rm -rf /pentest/exploits/framework2/

This will completely remove Metasploit from the system. Next, we need to download the newest data from Metasploit’s servers:

svn co https://www.metasploit.com/svn/framework3/trunk/ /pentest/exploits/framework2

This will download the most recent snapshot of the Metasploit base into our new folder. Then you should be able to run svn update or msfupdate just fine!

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: