chipsec v1.5.7 releases: Platform Security Assessment Framework
CHIPSEC is a framework for analyzing the security of PC platforms including hardware, system firmware (BIOS/UEFI), and platform components. It includes a security test suite, tools for accessing various low-level interfaces, and forensic capabilities. It can be run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and UEFI shell. Instructions for installing and using CHIPSEC can be found in the manual.
NOTE: This software is for security testing purposes. Use at your own risk. Read WARNING.txt before using.
The first version of CHIPSEC was released in March 2014: Announcement at CanSecWest 2014
The recent presentation on how to use CHIPSEC to find vulnerabilities in firmware, hypervisors and hardware configuration, explore low-level system assets and even detect firmware implants: Exploring Your System Deeper
What is Platform Security?
Hardware Implementation and Configuration
• Available Security Features
• Correct Configuration of HW Components
• Testing/Demonstration of HW Security Mechanisms
Firmware Implementation and Configuration
• Access Controls on Firmware Interfaces
• Correct Settings of Lock Bits
• Testing/Demonstration of FW Security Mechanisms
+ System Management Mode
* CPU SMM Cache Poisoning / SMM Range Registers (SMRR)
* SMM memory (SMRAM) Lock
+ BIOS Write Protection
+ Direct HW Access for Manual Testing
* Live system firmware analysis
* Offline system firmware analysis
New or Updated Modules/UtilCmds:
utilcmd.iommu_cmd– Updated command to use argparse
utilcmd.mem_cmd– Updated command to use argparse
utilcmd.msr_cmd– Updated command to use argparse
utilcmd.smbus_cmd– Updated command to use argparse
utilcmd.spi_cmd– Updated command to use argparse
docs.sphinx.uefiinstall– Updated URLs
hal.uefi_common– Updated to pass string not array to EFI_GUID_STR from parse_sb_db
README.md– Updated twitter mentions
tests.software.mock_helper– Implemented cpuid method for mock_helper
- For Windows users, please rebuild your windows driver as updates have been made.
- For Windows, Linux and MacOS: Python2 support has been deprecated as of June 2020. Please use Python3.
- Any modules under the
modules.toolsdirectory have not yet been fully validated to work with Python3.
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