InsomniaX loader allows loading of arbitrary Kernel Extensions

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InsomniaX loader allows loading of arbitrary Kernel Extensions
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Yorick Koster, April 2017

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Abstract
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It was found that the loader application bundled with InsomniaX can be
used to load arbitrary Kernel Extensions (kext). The loader is normally
used to load a kext file that is needed to disable the Lid Sleep. A flaw
has been found in the loader that allows a local attacker to load (or
unload) any arbitrary kext file.

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See also
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- http://semaja2.net/2017/06/insomniax-security-notice/
- http://semaja2.net/2017/06/thank-you-and-farewell-for-now/

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Tested versions
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This issue was successfully verified on InsomniaX version 2.1.8.

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Fix
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There is currently no fix available. The author of InsomniaX reports
that InsomniaX is no longer supported. As a workaround, remove the
setuid bit from the loader file. Doing so will prevent users from
disabling the Lid Sleep.

sudo chmod u-s /Applications/InsomniaX.app/Contents/Resources/loader

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Details
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https://www.securify.nl/advisory/SFY20170405/insomniax-loader-allows-loading-of-arbitrary-kernel-extensions.html