Installing Metasploit 4.0.0 on Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8

The installation instructions are quite well documented on the Rapid7 documentation site[1]; But in my usual style of duplicating data on the Internet, I have documented my efforts below. The key requirements of Xcode and macports was already addressed on this particular machine :)

Note: It's important to ensure that any anti-virus (AV) software is temporarily disabled and appropriate scanning exceptions added, this is to prevent the AV from quarenteening the exploits and payloads that some with metasploit.

  1. sudo bash
  2. port selfupdate
  3. port install ruby19 +nosuffix
  4. echo $PATH # Ensure that /opt/local/bin appears before /usr/bin, else edit ~/.bash_profile file and source it; ". ~/.bash_profile" or "source ~/.bash_profile"
  5. port install mysql5-server
  6. gem install mysql
  7. cd /opt
  8. wget http://updates.metasploit.com/data/releases/framework-4.0.0.tar.bz2
  9. bunzip2 framework-4.0.0.tar.bz2
  10. tar xvf framework-4.0.0.tar
  11. cd msf3
  12. svn update
  13. ln -s /opt/msf3/msf* /opt/local/bin/

  1. https://community.rapid7.com/docs/DOC-1037
  2. http://www.metasploit.com/download/

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