Ok, I am new at this but am familiar with linux and windows. I have been able to successfully exploit machines with other exploits.
Both Backtrack 4 and Windows XP are on VMWare workstation
Attacker: Backtrack 4 lates SVN of Metasploit
I am able to successfully create the pdf file then ftped it to the windows box. I opened the handler on the backtrack side. Then, on the windows box I launched the pdf and I get a blank page as explected. I then check backtrack and it is still waiting for connection. I thought that maybe I typed in the wrong IP or port numbers but it all matched up.
I set it up like this when creating the pdf:
LHOST:my backtrack box IP
I ran wireshark on both boxes to find only to find that when I execute the pdf nothing happens, IP wise. There is no traffic leaving the XP box. I see SYN-AKS when I ping and try to connect to backtrack web. What the heck? Am I doing something wrong? obviously....