Over the past few weeks, massive flood of leaks related to past Nintendo games and consoles took place
One of the most prominent being the leaking of the source code for several classic Pokemon titles.That said, this latest batch of leaks may possibly be the largest of them all, comprising “the full source code, design files, documentation and pretty much everything” that was used to create the Nintendo Wii.
Source code leaked?
The files in question were leaked on 4chan, and include the following
- Source code for boot0/1/2
- Block diagram/datasheets for every system component & Verilog for AES/SHA
- Documents from BroadOn describing feature planning and implementation + APIs + docs for internal software
- Full IOS SDK
- Source code for IOS (IOS is the Wii Operating System)
- Planning docs for implementation of the system from 2004-2006
- Some wii sdk library source code (DVD, EXI)
- Source code and info on manufacturing and publishing systems
- Some misc. nintendo stuff (internal WPAD SDK from 2005, Wii Overview from RVL_SDK 1.0)
- sdboot”, a special manufacturing version of boot2 which loads data from the SD card; is very buggy and likely exploitable for boot2 code execution on all Wiis (it is retail signed)
- Gamecube and ique stuff as well (internal gamecube docs including physical disc layout, massive 2GB+ iQue dump including full CVS for that as well)
These files were pulled from a server hack of BroadOn Company, who Nintendo hired to help develop most of the Wii’s hardware and software. It is not clear if this same server hack is the source of the other major Nintendo leaks that have cropped up recently, which have so far yielded the following:
- Debug Builds of Blue and Yellow
- Source code for Blue and Yellow
- Japanese Debug Builds of G/S
- Symbol Map for Crystal.
- G/S Source code
- Spaceworld ’99 demos
- Official GameBoy emulator
- Internal lists that list everything released (including unreleased ones) for all Nintendo systems up to the DS
- Pokémon Gen 7 debug builds, official 3DS legality checkers, a O-Power distribution CIA and a VC Mew distrubtion CIA
- Source code for the N64, Gamecube and Wii
All in all Nintendo needs to ramp up security on multiple fields it seems.