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Did I hear a shell popping in your baseband?

Vulnerability Research
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While the majority of baseband vendors use lightweight real-time operating systems there's a chipset vendor with substantial market share in China that uses a POSIX compliant operating system. In recent years, Android smartphones using this chipset have also seen increased adotion outside of China; moreover, a German premium car manufacturer allegedly inked a deal to exclusively use chips from this chipset vendor for cellular connectivity. In this talk I will show how to: * find your own over-the-air exploitable bugs in this cellular stack (not just limited to GSM) * gain local access to a shell interface on the baseband chip * use the built-in debugging facilities to help writing exploits * inject a LUA interpreter to get use the compromised baseband as a pivot, either towards the network or towards the application processor. Moreover, I will explain why this platform is ideal for further offensive research on the cellular air interface.

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Comments

jaisonyi

this is a cool talk...and the demonstration will be very interesting

citizenx

Previous talks on the same subject (by various aiuthors) was very light on the details.

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