PS5 Hacks: SpecterDev’s talk on PS5 Security now available (video)
While the presentation won’t bring much more new content compared to the slides themselves, it is great to witness the actual talk in video.
Exploring the PS5 Security Landscape – SpecterDev’s presentation
SpecterDev’s presentation starts with the current status of PS4/PS5 hacking and knowledge of these devices, in particular describing how the PS5 improved its security compared to the previous generation of consoles. This helps explaining how exploit techniques used in the past for the PS4 are not enough to hack the PS5. Specter goes through a case study with the p00bs4 exploit, how it works on PS4 vs PS5.
The hacker dives into interesting details, such as how Sony’s bug bounty have helped them fix lots of bugs before they become useable/critical, how ASLR and SMAP have been improved, how XOM mitigates ROP execution, etc…
A lot of the presentation is diving into the PS5 Hypervisor (on which the hacker has recently shared even more details), with almost a half of the talk being focused on it. Specterdev has clearly spent a significant amount of time reverse engineering the PS5 Hypervisor, in search for vulnerabilities.
The last part of the talk discusses encryption as well as leads for future PS5 vulnerabilities, whether data-based or through the Hypervisor.
SpecterDev is a great speaker and his presentation is super clear, despite diving into complex topics. Give it a watch!
As a reminder, you can also get the slides here to follow along.