Apple TV < 7.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (POODLE)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78871
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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: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/5/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: appletv_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:apple_tv

Required KB Items: www/appletv

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 70574, 70636

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

CERT: 577193