Bugs & Vulnerabilities
Unknown / unpatched
Webkit buffer overflow
RSX VRAM Access
Memory corruption and NULL pointer in Unreal Tournament III 1.2
unsure if it applies to PS3
MacOS X 10.5/10.6 libc/strtod(3) buffer overflow
unsure if it applies to PS3
OpenPrinter() stack-based buffer overflow
PS3xploit Kernel Exploit
Unpatched: To be disclosed.
Leakage of PTCH body plaintext over SPI on all BGA SYSCONs
When reading the body via the EEPROM read command, in all cases, the MISO of the SPI will leak the plaintext of the PTCH body to someone who might be interacting with the EEPROM interface. Note that this ONLY happens when SC interacts with patch body and some specific areas.
04 C8 34 30 BD E4 9F 27 16 DE 5C C1 E7 A3 DA 9C 7F 5B 29 9A 5A 48 5C 14 ED B2 DE 28 84 43 68 82 98 87 4E D4 62 51 01 A9 24 34 02 B3 FF 26 63 17 77 8E 95 56 B1 5F 9F 22 93 46 DE 4E 3A 5E 8A D3
3C 3A 04 3F 25 A6 68 09 02 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 (0x26B0) 3C 3A 04 3F 71 AD 00 00 09 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 (0x26C0) 3C 3A 04 3F 8E D5 75 0D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 (0x26D0) 3C 3A 04 3F 80 86 48 0B 0B 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 (0x26E0)
Lv2 sys_fs_mount stack overflow
Stack buffer overflow with required privileges when passing a length greater than 10. It now checks for length less than or equal to 10. If larger than 10, the length gets set to 10.
Patched: sometime before 4.40 (only fw I checked)
RSX Syscall bug
In most syscalls sony reduces a pointer to 32 bits and would use a special function to write to that pointer.
however, in certain rsx syscalls, sony forgot about it, allowing the attacker to write to any part of lv2 memory.
Lv2 sys_prx_register_module stack overflow
Stack buffer overflow which is fixed around 4.3x or 4.4x. Does not require any privileges.
Lv2 578 Syscall stack overflow
Stack buffer overflow which is fixed around 4.3x or 4.4x. Requires root privileges. Syscall is compiled with stack cookies.
AES CTR vulnerability on SELFs (and ebootroms maybe?)
Sometimes SCE reused the same AES CTR keys and IVs in different Certified Files.
See also .
Patched: since some PS Vita prototype FWs as their Certified Files started having always different IVs.
Maybe not patched on ebootroms.
PARAM.SFO stack-based buffer overflow
Patched: since 2012-05-01 (4.40 and later)
Proof of Concept
Unsigned code can be added to the PARAM.SFO because the console does not recognize special characters.
Working on 4.31. Patched: since 2012-05-01 (4.40 and later).
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AVP patch bypass exploit
Patched: since 3.70 and later.
PSN security intrusion
Patched: since 3.61 enforced password change
Sony PSN Account Service - Password Reset Vulnerability
Patched: since 2012-05-01
ECDSA private key non-random fail
See fail0verfl0w talk.
Patched: since 3.56
Patched: since 3.56
USB config heap-based buffer overflow (PSjailbreak/PSGroove)
Patched: since 3.42 and later
Leap year bug
Patched: since 3.40 and later
Patched: since 3.21 and later
Patched: since 3.10 and later
Open Remote Play
Patched: since 2.80 and later
Patched: since 2.50 and later
System Software Downgrade with hardware flasher
See also: Downgrading with Hardware flasher.
Patched: since 2.20 and later (by adding CoreOS hashing in Syscon to be checked by hypervisor; worked around by patching hypervisor on 3.56 and lower capable consoles).
Full RSX access in OtherOS
Patched: since 2.10 and later
Web browser DoS via a large integer value for the length property of a Select object
Patched: since 4 sept 2009
Remote Play UDP packets DoS
Affected: 2.10 and PSP 3.10 OE-A
Patched: since 13 nov 2008
Resistance: Fall of Man network update exploit
Warhawk network update exploit
Game Bugs patched via Firmware
Afro Samurai Black Screen
Black screen as a failed attempt to call:
Occours in Firmware 3.01
BLUS30264 NPUB90215 BLES00516
In order to correct this problem start up your Playstation 3 system and while on the XMB (Cross Media Bar/System Menu) go to "Settings" and select "Sound Settings" from here select "Audio Multi-Output" and set this option to "OFF". You should be able to play the Afro Samurai Demo or update the retail game properly to the latest patch after this.
Patched: in Firmware (VSH) since (unknown)
It's not a bug! It's a scekrit feature!
Renesas verify function works on 4 byte values in All renesas/nec SysCon chips
All nec/renesas syscon chips has their verify function working for a 4 byte array but 256 byte size, increasing the probability of finding the correct bytes as opposed to the intended 256 bytes
(Universal) Renesas checksum function works on 256 byte values (ALL SYSCON CHIPS, stock, psp, vita, ps3, ps4)
renesas checksum feature works on 256 byte values instead of the intended block size, which means glitching could be done in a narrower margin, making the efforts a lot easier. it is also possible to identify 256 byte constants contiguous to eachother by their checksums