Devs found exploit in PS4’s kernel and published its code in GitHub
Developers Specter and Team Fail0verflow have found a new exploit in Sony PlayStation 4’s v4.05 kernel where it allows to run arbitrary codes. Therefore, enabling anyone to use PlayStation 4 to run pirated games and homebrew software/games.
This would be a headache for any games console maker, let alone Sony. For a long time, game consoles are known to have conservative access to prevent any opening to run jailbreaks on the console. And if anyone did find a vulnerability will face a legal case. Such was the situation with Hotz when Sony dragged him to court in 2011. As a result, he had to promise he would never ever hack Sony hardware. It also brought in a notorious reputation about Sony.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Here's the 4.05 kernel exploit, fully implemented. Enjoy! Write-up coming soon! https://t.co/MQR0lzCu9Y
— Specter (@SpecterDev) December 27, 2017
Earlier, Team Fail0verflow did run Linux on the PlayStation 4. But its recent findings is rather promising and can be accessed via GitHub where anyone can use to get the exploit. This will be a headache for Sony in the new year as it won’t be practical for them to go behind everyone using this exploit.
Sony did not release any official statement regarding this exploit at the time of writing.
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— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) January 2, 2018