With the release of OS X El Capitan Apple has introduced a new protection to the OS X kernel called System Integrity Protection (SIP). The purpose of this new mitigation is to lock down the system from attackers who have already gained root access.
In the first part of this session we will elaborate what exactly SIP tries to protect against and how its features are implemented and integrated into the kernel. In the second part of this presentation we will then dive into obvious shortcomings of this implementation and discuss design weaknesses and actual bugs that allow to bypass it. All weaknesses will be demoed to the audience.