Apple TV < 5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 62357
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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the remote Apple TV 2nd generation or later device has a version of iOS that is prior to 5.1. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by several vulnerabilities :

- An uninitialized memory access issue in the handling of Sorenson encoded movie files could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-3722)

- Following the DNAv4 protocol, the device may broadcast MAC addresses of previously accessed networks when connecting to a Wi-Fi network. (CVE-2012-3725)

- A buffer overflow in libtiff's handling of ThunderScan encoded TIFF images could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-1167)

- Multiple memory corruption issues in libpng's handling of PNG images could lead to arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2011-3026 / CVE-2011-3048 / CVE-2011-3328)

- A double free issue in ImageIO's handling of JPEG images could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- An integer overflow issue in libTIFF's handling of TIFF images could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- A stack-based buffer overflow in the handling of ICU locale IDs could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- Multiple vulnerabilities in libxml could have a variety of impacts, including arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2011-1944 / CVE-2011-2821 / CVE-2011-2834 / CVE-2011-3919)

- Multiple memory corruption issues in JavaScriptCore could lead to arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2012-0682 / CVE-2012-0683 / CVE-2012-3589 / CVE-2012-3590 / CVE-2012-3591 / CVE-2012-3592 / CVE-2012-3678 / CVE-2012-3679)


Upgrade the Apple TV to iOS 5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62357

File Name: appletv_5_1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Published: 9/27/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: appletv_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apple:apple_tv:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: www/appletv

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1167, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3026, CVE-2011-3048, CVE-2011-3328, CVE-2011-3919, CVE-2011-4599, CVE-2012-0682, CVE-2012-0683, CVE-2012-1173, CVE-2012-3589, CVE-2012-3590, CVE-2012-3591, CVE-2012-3592, CVE-2012-3678, CVE-2012-3679, CVE-2012-3722, CVE-2012-3725, CVE-2012-3726

BID: 51006, 52049, 52830, 54680, 56264, 56268, 56273, 46951, 52891, 48056, 49279, 49658, 51300, 49744

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2012-09-24-1