Possible exploit for the Nintendo 3DS

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  1. HtheB
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    I've managed to crash my 3DS to run my own code. Although, it could lead to something stunning, lets hope :)
    This could be a possible exploit for the Nintendo 3DS.

    It's fairly simple to do:
    Just change some code of a video file. When the video comes to the part where the code is inserted, the video says obviously currupted and crashes the 3DS. Nothing works anymore. You can't even go back to the home screen. The only thing that you can do is to hold down the power button to turn it off.

    Nintendo 3DS version: 4.1.0-8E

    Enough chitchat, check out the video:
    [yt]Bj_rAfSAc0w[/yt]

    Edit:
    Unfortunately, I haven't got my code to work (yet...?)
    Just as richdotward said, seems like there is no error check build in. This COULD be something to start off with...

    Edit2:
    Nothing to see here folks :)
    Save your breath people, It's just a video to show that the Nintendo Video app doesn't do any error checks...
    My fault to give anyone hopes
     
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    well, seeing as its from HtheB, this is amazing....once the video is up :D
    "This video is currently being processed.

    Please check back in a few minutes."
     
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    It's up now :)
     
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    Not an exploit.
     
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    So where's the part where you did that?
     
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    I must be missing something but how is this an exploit? No code is running.

    You have just corrupted the film so of course it will stop. All it prooves is that the movie player has no error checks built in as it should not freeze the 3ds.

    Do the same to any picture / mp3 or anyother format and youll get random results, from a crash to just a error.

    Want is needed is corruption with causes homebrew code to be run. That is not going to be so easy.

    Rich
     
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    Do we know the encoding for the videos? I mean, can we write some kind of Payload that executes code from, like, SD?

    Oh, and is something like this possible on the video player from the 3DS Camera's Picture Viewer?
     
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    *writes* 12... anyone else want to try for 13? :glare:
     
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    Don't make stupid empty claims.
    You're getting dumb peoples' hopes up.
     
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    freezes do not equal exploits, also take the SD card out. Pretty sure that Ninvideo is sandboxed.
     
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    the only thing this proves is that the 3DS doesn't do error-check before executing\playing the file
     
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    Crashing the 3DS has nothing to do with getting unsigned code to run.​
     
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    Sorry to disappoint you... But it is not definitely exploit at all. :blink:
     
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    What was your code anyway ??

    Pip'
     
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    Nothin' to see here, folks!
     
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