Apple TV < 12.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 125148


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 12.3. It is therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities as described in the HT210120 security advisory:

- Multiple unspecified command execution vulnerabilities exist that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands, sometimes with kernel privileges.(CVE-2019-8593, CVE-2019-8585, CVE-2019-8605, CVE-2019-8600, CVE-2019-8574)
- Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist due to improper memory handling. An application can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2019-6237 CVE-2019-8571, CVE-2019-8583, CVE-2019-8584, CVE-2019-8586, CVE-2019-8587, CVE-2019-8594, CVE-2019-8595, CVE-2019-8596, CVE-2019-8597, CVE-2019-8601, CVE-2019-8608)
- An un disclosed elevation of privilege vulnerability exist due to improper memory handling. An application can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2019-8602)


Upgrade to Apple TV version 12.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 125148

File Name: appletv_12_3.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/15/2019

Updated: 4/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8637


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8600

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: 5/9/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/9/2019

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 7/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6237, CVE-2019-8560, CVE-2019-8568, CVE-2019-8571, CVE-2019-8574, CVE-2019-8576, CVE-2019-8577, CVE-2019-8583, CVE-2019-8584, CVE-2019-8585, CVE-2019-8586, CVE-2019-8587, CVE-2019-8591, CVE-2019-8593, CVE-2019-8594, CVE-2019-8595, CVE-2019-8596, CVE-2019-8597, CVE-2019-8598, CVE-2019-8600, CVE-2019-8601, CVE-2019-8602, CVE-2019-8605, CVE-2019-8607, CVE-2019-8608, CVE-2019-8609, CVE-2019-8610, CVE-2019-8611, CVE-2019-8615, CVE-2019-8619, CVE-2019-8620, CVE-2019-8622, CVE-2019-8623, CVE-2019-8628, CVE-2019-8637

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2019-05-09, HT210120