GPN19:Everything and a kitchensink - What to find in a modern x86 64 firmware image

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Ein Vortrag von Mimoja auf der GPN19.

After a year of taking firmware-images apart, i feel comfortable to share my learnings and findings from the internals of todays computers firmware. Ignoring legacy BIOS this talk will cover as much from the following topics as can possibly cramped into one hour…

  • Intel specifics
    • Flash Descriptor
    • Management Engine
  • AMD specifics
    • Firmware Entry Table
    • PSP
  • Other Components
    • Microcode
  • UEFI
  • Coreboot
    • Payloads
    • Linuxboot
  • Update Mechanisms
  • Root of Trust / Security