Apple TV < 12.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 119839
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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Apple TV device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of Apple TV on the remote device is prior to 12.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as described in the HT209342 security advisory:

- Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist due to improper memory handling. An application can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2018-4303, CVE-2018-4435)

- Multiple unspecified command execution vulnerabilities exist that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands, sometimes with kernel privileges. (CVE-2018-4427, CVE-2018-4437, CVE-2018-4438, CVE-2018-4447, CVE-2018-4461, CVE-2018-4464, CVE-2018-4441, CVE-2018-4442, CVE-2018-4443)

- An unspecified denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in the Kernel that allows an an attacker in a privileged position to perform a denial of service attack. (CVE-2018-4460)

Additionally, the version of Apple TV is also affected by several additional vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and an information disclosure vulnerability.

Note that only 4th generation devices are affected by these vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to Apple TV version 12.1.1 or later. Note that this update is only available for 4th and 5th generation models.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119839

File Name: appletv_12_1_1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/21/2018

Updated: 10/31/2019

Dependencies: appletv_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-4465

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:apple_tv

Required KB Items: AppleTV/Version, AppleTV/Model, AppleTV/URL, AppleTV/Port

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-4303, CVE-2018-4431, CVE-2018-4435, CVE-2018-4436, CVE-2018-4437, CVE-2018-4438, CVE-2018-4441, CVE-2018-4442, CVE-2018-4443, CVE-2018-4447, CVE-2018-4460, CVE-2018-4461, CVE-2018-4464, CVE-2018-4465

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2018-12-05-3