Some sort of 'crash' with Paper Mario Sticker Star?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by c0dex3ds, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. c0dex3ds
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    While I was playing Paper Mario Sticker Star, I suddenly got this crash:

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    (link if it doesnt work: http://i.imgur.com/i0lQJbT.jpg)

    My question is if it is exploitable or not. I suppose its just a corrupted game, but I have no idea. It is reproducible whenever I open my save file and start walking around. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Voxel

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    Look, I know that you're new, but these questions are really sensitive on this forum. I'm gonna say no to the main qustion because There'd need to be a lot more research about whether there's something like a buffer overflow for userland access.
     
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    The game crashed for some reason. That doesn't mean an exploit is available... It's an issue with your game/save.
     
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    kernel exploit confirmed


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  5. robot56

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    It's possible although unlikely you'd be able to run arbitrary code with it. It really depends on what went wrong, you would need someone to debug it more to find out what caused the crash.
     
  6. shutterbug2000

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    Do you have a way to extract the save? I could look at it.
     
  7. c0dex3ds
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    Sent you a PM with my save file. Thanks for having a look.
     
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    This is unrelated to the main question, but could someone get a proper screen shot of the 3DS "an error has occurred" message screen?
     
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    It's a generic appcrash message: https://i.imgur.com/opgJKJE.jpg
     
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    @c0dex3ds Not every crash = exploit entry best you can do like you've done allready is backup your save and send it to someone who can examine what went wrong.
     
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    Every time someone manages to crash a game or app in some way we get the same question and after a while people get tired of seeing that same question asked over and over.
    The thing is, most crashes can't be exploited, because the data that causes the crash can't be manipulated in such a way that we can cause it to execute arbitrary code. It has to be a controllable crash.
    There's a small chance (probably <1%) that a random crash can be exploited. The crashes that are normally exploited are ones that would never occur normally, but occur because people are using forged/modified data designed to crash the system in a controllable way. Because your crash occured randomly it's likely not controllable. Every exploit works by causing a crash that overwrites part of the memory, causes it to start executing arbitrary code, or similar, but controlling that crash in a way to make it do what we want (execute a specific ROP chain, which in the end leads to unsigned code execution), which requires being able to control what is written to memory, or control what memory is executed, etc.
     
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    How did this happen anyway?
     
  14. Marko76

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    Here we go again this is quite literally the 10 thousand thread like this seriously guys a crash and an exploit are two totally different things can we all end these dumb threads please.
     
  15. c0dex3ds
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    Gonna ask the mods to close this thread, since it doesnt have any value anymore. PM me if you still want info/etc.
     
  16. Marko76

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    What do you mean by no value any more it never had any value to start with in the first place. Please go research on the Internet the difference between a game crash and a game exploit and you will see they are vastly different thanks
     
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