PS4 release: GhidraPS4Loader and Playstation 4 Flash tool
Hacker Golden has released GhidraPS4Loader and Playstation 4 Flash tool, two utilities that will be of use for hackers who want to dive into the internals of the PS4. Although the usefulness for end users will be minimal, for hackers these tools mean easier ways to find advanced exploits, then leverage or test them.
GhidraPS4Loader is a module for the recently released reverse-engineering suite Ghidra, that allows you to load PS4 executables. This will make PS4 ELF reverse engineering much easier in the NSA’s powerful suite.
The hacker credits Xerpi, aerosoul94, and Adubbz for contributions to this work. (Details in the readme)
You can download the source code from the developer’s github here. Z80 has shared a compiled version of the module for those of you who want to use it directly. You can extract that into Ghidra/Extensions then load a PS4 ELF to start playing with this.
PS4 Flash Tool
Playstation 4 Flash tool will let you generate firmware binaries for the PS4. The program requires encryption keys that you could theoretically acquire by following Fail0verflow’s recent explanation of their PS4 southbridge hack. Let’s just say this release is not for everyone in its current state, but could prove useful for hackers today, and for end users in the future.
Download PS4 Flash Tool