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How an hardware is actually vulnerable to exploitation?

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manoj9372

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Post Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:11 am

How an hardware is actually vulnerable to exploitation?

I am just new to these hardware hacking field,
I am just wondering about this field,How actually an hardware is subjected to exploitation?

In software we have incorrect handling of input in the source,so we get some buffer overflows and things,but i don't know what  bug's actually present inside the hardware for exploitation?

Also can a hardware exploit can get us remote code execution?

Need a bit of explanation to make my self-clear...


hope i will get some...
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dante

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Post Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:49 pm

Re: How an hardware is actually vulnerable to exploitation?

Normally hardware hacking boils down to exploiting firmware, code embedded in chips etc... 
I have not seen messing with the hardware resulting in a vulnerable state until I read about geohot's glitching the memory bus hack... Though geohot's work was significant, in the end it was a heap overflow that opened the iron gates of PS3...

http://ps3wiki.lan.st/index.php/PSJailb ... ngineering
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:08 am

Re: How an hardware is actually vulnerable to exploitation?

One of my recent faves is the jedi packet trick. Check out the CanSecWest 2010 presentation at http://www.alchemistowl.org/arrigo/Papers/Arrigo-Triulzi-CANSEC10-Project-Maux-III.pdf
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taargus taargus

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Post Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: How an hardware is actually vulnerable to exploitation?

Ahh... hardware exploitation.  Take a look at Chris Tarnovsky's work.  This guy blows my mind.  Chemistry, precision mechanics, and code.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnY7UVyaFiQ



PS - Didn't realize I dug up a rather old thread.  Sorry, mods.  

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