Changing Wii U Browser's user agent - Possible exploit vector?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by TheSockNaster, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. TheSockNaster
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    I recently thought of the fact that you can change the way you view your browser on a Wii U. For example I can view my Wii U as a iPhone or 3DS or and Android, but can these modes be used for exploiting? Just very curious. :P
     
  2. karloz25

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    how do you change your view? i haven't played with the browser much...
     
  3. TheSockNaster
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    Google it. I am not next to my wii u right now so I dont remember.
     
  4. TheZander

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    he means user agent i think. but doesnt really change anything other than the browser detection index file that loads to direct you to correct exploit. even that i usually skip and just type it all in. but spoofing the user agent shouldnt enable anything unless they were hiding an android exploit
     
  5. jammybudga777

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    Why are you lot mentioning android on the wii u? I'm baffled about this hole conversation?
     
  6. PokeAcer

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    @jammybudga777 the Android exploit Stagefright is in Wii U 5.5 - we could make a Wii U kernel exploit from the browser itself.
     
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  7. mutinize

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    He means user agent -- how you can make websites think you are visiting from a different device than the Wii U. And no @TheSockNaster it's not exploitable, but there is a web browser exploit for 5.3.2 and soon 5.4.0.
     
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    Thanks for clearin that up for me.
     
  9. EpicLPer

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    There's even a developer option on the browser options, not sure how far it's exploitable and if at all tho. Checked it too, there's not much you can do but the Wii U acts as a webserver then where you can view a website on your PC and it tells you a bit of things about the site you're currently on.
     
  10. AboodXD

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    No, 5.5.0 is exploitable. :)
     
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  11. mutinize

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    I never said it wasn't.