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November 20, 2012 // 11:23 pm - 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).


PS3 Lv0ldr / Bootldr Exploit Reverse-Engineering Details by Naehrwert

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#255 - PS4 News - May 11, 2015 // 3:08 am
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I hear ya lol, some people like to dig up old threads I spose... if I had to guess, they found it from a search engine, landed here and decided to reply not realizing it was quite dated.

#254 - Agret - May 11, 2015 // 3:06 am
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Dude why the necro post this thing is years old

#253 - FalconIA - May 9, 2015 // 10:29 am
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Thank you to sharing these keys.

#252 - alcabcucu - December 7, 2014 // 5:08 am
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SO I understand this allows you to fix eboot files, am i right?

#251 - justinster123 - December 5, 2014 // 11:06 am
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woah, maybe now i can decrypt eboot.bin 3.6+

#250 - matija90 - November 28, 2014 // 4:57 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
You can try the Our MFW 1.0.0 Build 0.2.6.0 Update here which may be of use: http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-cfw-mfw/ps3mfw-builder-1-0-0-our-mfw-1-0-0-build-2-0-0-is-released/

thank you

#249 - hoangduchi - November 25, 2014 // 3:34 am
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thank you.

#248 - PS4 News - November 24, 2014 // 5:56 am
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You can try the Our MFW 1.0.0 Build 0.2.6.0 Update here which may be of use: http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-cfw-mfw/ps3mfw-builder-1-0-0-our-mfw-1-0-0-build-2-0-0-is-released/

#247 - Badger1975 - November 24, 2014 // 3:15 am
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Where can you get the most recent PS3 keys?

#246 - myteethareshiny - October 24, 2014 // 11:54 am
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So do these work with Cheat Enabler?

Never mind, I figured it out.