SUIDGuard - A kernel extension adding mitigations to OS X to make exploitation harder
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SUIDGuard is a TrustedBSD kernel driver that implements several mitigations to protect against weaknesses in the operating system usually abused in exploits.
- protects SUID/SGID root binaries from DYLD_ environment variables by overwriting the string DYLD_ with XYLD_
- protects the O_APPEND flag usually used when opening e.g. logfiles from being disabled by someone with credentials that are different from those used to open the file
- disallows execution of executables without a __PAGEZERO segment (stops NULL page exploits like e.g. tpwn)
Tested with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.
Downloads for OSX 10.10.x
ATTENTION: For ease of installation an autoloading version of this extension including a signed installer is available at
(source code on GitHub might not always be latest)
WARNING: These downloads are meant for OSX 10.10 only! Please uninstall before upgrading to 10.10.4!! (see issue #12 on details how to manually remove the extension after crash-on-boot)
Downloads for OSX 10.11