PS4 Code Execution: Some Details
Hacker CTurt announced a few days ago that he has “code execution on the PS4“. Many asked for clarifications on this statement, others told me this wasn’t CTurt’s exploit to release… details were obviously needed.
CTurt has contacted me lately to share a few details
PS4 Code Execution: Firmware 1.76 only
I had the hope this would mean some cool stuff down the road for users on current PS4 firmware. CTurt confirmed the exploit is 1.76 only. Now, this could lead to additional information being found in the system for owners of more “up to date” firmwares, but for now don’t expect anything from this if you’re not on PS4 1.76
PS4 Code execution: for devs only
CTurt mentions he was given information by flat_z for this. It was strongly hinted to me that they are not the two only ones who know about the trick used to get code execution on PS4 1.76. What CTurt told me is that this is useful for devs only at this point. I assumed the trick is shared between hackers (although I’m not sure it’s that much of a secret at this point, people who’ve been following up on twitter can easily find leads on the technique used – and yes, this goes through the webkit exploit -) who are helping with the PS4 SDK.
CTurt mentioned however, that if they reach a point where a homebrew launcher can be made, he’ll consider doing a public release.