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May 12, 2009 // 8:23 pm - It appears once exploit fever hits, it washes over everyone completely and utterly.

Following the ChickHEN 5.03 exploit from the other day, PSP homebrew developer wololo of Wagic: The Gathering fame has now found a Libtiff Exploit for FW 5.50!

Download: Libtiff Exploit for PSP Firmware 5.50

Want proof? Here, we'll give you not just one, but two videos showing wololo's exploit crash in action:






Libtiff Exploit for PlayStation Portable Firmware 5.50 Found!

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#4 - gtxboyracer - May 12, 2009 // 10:17 pm
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Interesting..

The comment above mine about the PS3 - maybe there is a image type that will cause the PS3 to go into a HEN mode? that would wicked.. but i know i'm dreaming now.

Edit: http://wololo.net/wagic/2009/05/13/libtiff-crash-on-550/

Libtiff crash on 5.50?
May 13, 2009
I saw today a buzz on various websites about a youtube video showing a tiff file crashing OFW 5.50, apparently a file created by me.

I am not directly related to this video.

I haven’t looked at the file yet, but it is possible that this is an OLD file I created a while ago and which has proven to be unexploitable beyond firmware 4.20. See here and here (note how old these posts are)

There is also a possibility that someone else found a crash and decided to use my name in the file for some reason, but I find this highly unlikely.

So my official statement right now is the following: Not a fake, not an exploit, just a crash

#3 - zomgheals - May 12, 2009 // 9:55 pm
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^ Title says it.

If you put on stick and copy it over, ps3 will freeze.

Edit: After restarting the PS3, the picture was copied over but was unsupported.

#2 - PS4 News - May 12, 2009 // 9:08 pm
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You could be right... I can't recall if the old PSP LibTIFF exploits initially just caused it to lock up (as a PoC) and then developers used them to run code or not.

I guess time will tell for sure..

#1 - gtxboyracer - May 12, 2009 // 8:56 pm
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This just locks it up, not putting it into HEN mode? don't think much will come of this.. but its good that people are actively attempting to break the PSP.