Native vita hack news keep coming for those of you who managed to keep their Vita in firmware 3.18 or under.
Yesterday, developer Hykem released his own set of tools to leverage the Webkit exploit on the PS Vita . (If you don’t know who Hykem is, just know that he’s been on the scene for quite some time now, and has experience on lots of Sony’s stuff). Download links at the bottom of the article
Vitasploit is an attempt at merging all the ongoing efforts (memtools_vita, JSoS Module Dumper, akai,…) and improving on them. Hykem says some of the code has been cleaned up, and made more generic (“The scripts can be used for both memory reading/writing and ROP code execution by changing a single variable.”).
Additionally, he plans to port the scripts to as many firmwares as possible (3.30+ owners, remember, we’re talking of an exploit that works up to 3.18 here. When you read “as many firmwares as possible”, it means anything at 3.18 or below!), with the ultimate goal of reverse engineering various versions of the modules, to understand what has changed, and maybe find even more vulnerabilities, or understand how the NID poisoning was implemented (that was apparently added in firmware 2.xx)
Screenshot thanks to @HarryKnucklez
Hykem also released a full list of the modules that can be dumped through the exploit, with BBalling1/nas’s work:
Hykem invites everyone to contribute to the code. To all of you who have always wondered “how can I help the console hacking effort”, now’s the right time to dig into the code: as everyone makes baby steps and everything is new, this is the best time to learn the basics and contribute!