Apple TV < 7.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (POODLE)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78871


The remote device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the remote Apple TV device is a version prior to 7.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to the way SSL 3.0 handles padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode. A man-in-the-middle attacker can decrypt a selected byte of a cipher text in as few as 256 tries if they are able to force a victim application to repeatedly send the same data over newly created SSL 3.0 connections. This is also known as the 'POODLE' issue. (CVE-2014-3566)

- A error exists that permits unencrypted connections for Human Interface Device (HID) class Bluetooth Low Energy accessories. This allows a local attacker to spoof another legitimate Bluetooth device to bypass pairing.


Upgrade to Apple TV 7.0.1 or later. Note that this update is only available for 3rd generation and later models.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78871

File Name: appletv_7_0_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2014/11/05

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 42825

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:apple_tv

Required KB Items: www/appletv

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-4428

BID: 70574, 70636

OSVDB: 113251, 113434

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2014-10-20-2

CERT: 577193