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144w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Naehrwert has updated SCETool to version 0.2.8 which now includes SPP parsing among the changes outlined below.

Download: PS3 SCETool v0.2.8 / ZLib1.dll File (Required)

For those unaware, SCETool is a PS3 key crypto tool that supports a wide range of binary file types (SELF, RVK, PKG, SPP, OTHER).

To quote via Twitter: SCETool 0.2.8 (intermediate release)

Version 0.2.8 (intermediate release):

  • Fixed minor bugs where scetool would crash.
  • Added SPP parsing.
  • Decrypting RVK/SPP will now write header+data to file.



PS3 SCETool v0.2.8 by Naehrwert Updated, Adds SPP Parsing

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#12 - smokyyuwe - 175w ago
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Today naehrwert (twitter.com/naehrwert) released an update to scetool. No new information was added.

For those interested version 0.1.1 can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/?11zdtap5fqqz8cb

#11 - miandad - 175w ago
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thx for info , when they release it .. !

and i'm noob dont know about reverse the eid.. can you ask them about Lv2diag.self signed for 3.60 or 3.70+ for downgrade?

#10 - PS4 News - 176w ago
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Here are a few quick updates from naehrwert (twitter.com/naehrwert) for those following:

  • haha just figured the eid3 algo, nice!
  • KaKaRoToKS and I added basic NPDRM support to scetool
  • SELF generation works now for SPU and PPU, except for compressing the data and NPDRM
  • added SPU SELF generation to scetool

Also from his site: nwert.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/individual-infos/

Individual Infos

One of the PS3′s console specific cryptography works as follows:

At factory time there is a console specific key generated, probably from a private constant value and a console specific seed. Maybe that’s the key used for encrypting bootldr and metldr. Fact is, that metldr stores another console specific keyset (key/iv) to LS offset 000000. That keyset is probably calculated from the first one. At factory time the isolated root keyset (how I call it) is used to encrypt the console’s “Individual Infos”, like eEID.

But not the whole eEID is encrypted the same way, special seeds are used to calculate key/iv pairs for the different sections. And not even that is true for every eEID section, because for e.g. EID0 another step is needed to generate the final section key(set). Each of the isolated modules using such an “Individual Info” has a special section that isoldr uses to generate the derived key(set)s.

But the generation works in a way, that the section data is encrypted with aes-cbc using the isolated root keyset, so it is not possible to calculate the isolated root keyset back from the derived key(set)s, because aes shouldn’t allow a known plaintext attack. So far I can decrypt some of EID0′s sections, EID1, EID2 and EID4. EID5 encryption should be similar to EID0′s but I lack the generation keys for that one.

#9 - PS4 News - 178w ago
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Today Naehrwert has released PS3 SCETool v0.0.4 for those interested.

Download: PS3 SCETool v0.0.4

From his Tweet (twitter.com/#!/naehrwert/status/145481343411830784) the changes are as follows:

scetool 0.0.4 http://www.mediafire.com/?c10cwi77n7h4o3o

(added 32 bit ELF "unselfing")

isoldr_emulate http://pastie.org/3001424

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#8 - Bartholomy - 178w ago
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Eidtool is what we need, rest is useless I think

#7 - PS4 News - 179w ago
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Below are some more updates from naehrwert for those following..

scetool 0.0.3 http://www.mediafire.com/?ykjil6hn2xai5qw

output for vsh.self pastie.org/2958961

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Added ELF64 support to scetool!

but I extended eidtool by some new functions

#6 - PS4 News - 179w ago
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Here is a follow-up from his blog today as well for those following: nwert.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/about-spu-channels-64-72-and-73/

If you are reversing the PS3′s isolated SPU modules, you will eventually notice channels 64, 72 and 73. Here are some C functions, that roughly describe how they work:

About SPU channels 64, 72 and 73


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It seems that lv1ldr is storing it’s version into a special storage area.

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And e.g. isoldr reads the version from the storage area and compares it to it’s own version. If the check fails, isoldr will just stop execution.

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I wonder what else is stored in the area and how long the data in it persists, so my next idea is to code an isolated elf, that allows me to specify the value written to channel 64 and then dumps the data from channel 73.

#5 - Ezio - 179w ago
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Friday is a new legal application developed by naehrwert to remarry bd drive.

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shame he will never release the eid tool

Yeah, unfortunately he decided to not share his eid tool when it will be ready.

#4 - tulla2010 - 179w ago
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shame he will never release the eid tool

#3 - Bartholomy - 179w ago
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Yep. WE mortals don't do nothing with this stuff. But i suppose it's an advancement about a free solution...

Oh, some news: And no, I won't release eidtool. If you want the algorithms, you'll have to start reversing

Cool, we can close this chapter too