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BitBox02

Latest release: 9.13.1 ( 9th November 2022 ) 🔍 Last analysed 18th November 2022 . Reproducible when tested

The binary provided was reproducible from the code provided.

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The Analysis 

The reproducibility of firmware v9.13.1 has been confirmed by sutterseba and Joko.

Steps to reproduce on MacOS (Intel):

Install Docker (4.14.1 (91661) used).

$ cd releases
$ ./build.sh firmware-btc-only/v9.13.1 "make firmware-btc"
...
firmware.bin created at:
.../bitbox02-firmware-master/releases/temp/build/bin/firmware.bin
or
.../bitbox02-firmware-master/releases/temp/build/bin/firmware-btc.bin

$shasum -a 256 temp/build/bin/firmware-btc.bin
b366dd855d8fb48a9d455275bc4ba0fd80af462d3deaac8c0c5f3a87bf3421f2  temp/build/bin/firmware-btc.bin

This matches the signed firmware, which we can verify by downloading the binary, moving it into the release-folder and running:

./describe_signed_firmware.py firmware-btc.v9.13.1.signed.bin 
The following information assumes the provided binary was signed correctly; the signatures are not being verified.
This is a Bitcoin-only edition firmware.
The hash of the unsigned firmware binary is (compare with reproducible build):
b366dd855d8fb48a9d455275bc4ba0fd80af462d3deaac8c0c5f3a87bf3421f2
The monotonic firmware version is: 30
The hash of the firmware as verified/shown by the bootloader is:
3b14ac4b65f954d19bb5faf66422838e0647a3a29987fda604fd421575bd4dae

The test script also yields a positive result:

$ scripts/test/hardware/bitBox2.sh 9.13.1
...
firmware.bin created at:
/home/leo/wsTest/bitbox02-firmware/temp/build/bin/firmware.bin
or
/home/leo/wsTest/bitbox02-firmware/temp/build/bin/firmware-btc.bin
Hashes of
signed download             0f64c9ba01bb25500bfd3c96c133daa7da4a688234facbdd42a4f5e54d58e995  firmware-btc.v9.13.1.signed.bin
signed download minus sig.  b366dd855d8fb48a9d455275bc4ba0fd80af462d3deaac8c0c5f3a87bf3421f2  p_firmware-btc.bin
built binary                b366dd855d8fb48a9d455275bc4ba0fd80af462d3deaac8c0c5f3a87bf3421f2  temp/build/bin/firmware-btc.bin
firmware as shown in device 3b14ac4b65f954d19bb5faf66422838e0647a3a29987fda604fd421575bd4dae
                            (The latter is a double sha256 over version,
                             firmware and padding)

This version is reproducible.

(lw, Joko Ono)