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PS3 Lv0ldr / Bootldr Exploit Reverse-Engineering Details by Naehrwert

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109w ago - Following up on the previous PS3 Lv0ldr / Bootldr clarifications by marcan42 and wololo, today PlayStation 3 hacker naehrwert has shared some details based on reverse-engineering the exploit used to dump it.

To quote from his blog: The Exploit

As the exploit that was used to dump lv0ldr/bootldr/howeveryouliketocallit is public now, let's have a closer look at it to understand what's going on. Here is what I have reversed from lv0 (it shares the syscon portion of the code with its SPU counterpart):

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The syscon library implements some high level functions, e.g. to shutdown the console on panic or to read certain configuration values. Every of this functions internally uses another function to exchange packets with syscon and the exchange function uses the read_cmpl_msg one to get the answer packet. The top-level function will pass a fixed size buffer to the exchange function.

So if we are able to control syscon packets, e.g. by emulating MMIO (and thanks to IBM we are), we can change the packet size between the two packet readings and overwrite the caller stack. And if we first copy a little stub to shared LS and let the return address point to it, we can easily dump the whole 256 kB.

Nothing more left to say now, let's wait and see if this is going to be fixed in future firmware versions (we just have to check lv0 fortunately).

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#32 - drphuz - 114w ago
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If someone could cough up the riv/pub to go with this we can get something started for sure

#31 - cfwprophet - 114w ago
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Uhm.. for what i know the lv0 key is a static key and stored in BL. From that point of few... there is no 2.xx, 3.xx, 4.xx or any other fw based lv0 key. Fake.

#30 - pinoytechno - 114w ago
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thanks ps3 news please update us thanks, need more pray for this 4.25

#29 - PS3 News - 114w ago
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It's been about 10 hours since I mailed the anonymous source asking about the other values and no reply back yet.. will give it until tomorrow though before losing hope.

#28 - technodon - 114w ago
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here is the core_OS from 4.25 if anyone wants to try and decrypt lv0 or lv1 with this key?

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