Apple TV < 14.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 146458


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 14.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as described in the HT212005 advisory:

- An out-of-bounds write issue within CoreAudio processing may allow a maliciously crafted audio file to cause arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2020-27948)

- A memory corruption issue within FontParser processing may allow a maliciously crafted font file to cause arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2020-27943, CVE-2020-27944, CVE-2020-29624)

- An out-of-bounds read isue within ImageIO processing may allow maliciously crafted image to cause arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2020-29618) Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apple TV version 14.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146458

File Name: appletv_14_3.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/12/2021

Updated: 5/10/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-29624


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-15969

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: 12/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15969, CVE-2020-27943, CVE-2020-27944, CVE-2020-27946, CVE-2020-27948, CVE-2020-29611, CVE-2020-29617, CVE-2020-29618, CVE-2020-29619, CVE-2020-29624

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2020-12-14-7, HT212005