Apple TV < 7.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (FREAK)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81790


The remote device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the remote Apple TV device is a version prior to 7.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A type confusion error exists related to 'IOSurface' and serialized object handling that allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-1061)

- An error exists in 'MobileStorageMounter' related to developer disk mounting logic and invalid disk image folders that allows a malicious application to create folders in trusted locations. (CVE-2015-1062)

- A security feature bypass vulnerability, known as FREAK (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys), exists due to the support of weak EXPORT_RSA cipher suites with keys less than or equal to 512 bits. A man-in-the-middle attacker may be able to downgrade the SSL/TLS connection to use EXPORT_RSA cipher suites which can be factored in a short amount of time, allowing the attacker to intercept and decrypt the traffic. (CVE-2015-1067)


Upgrade to Apple TV 7.1 or later. Note that this update is only available for 3rd generation and later models.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81790

File Name: appletv_7_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/03/12

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 93741

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:apple_tv

Required KB Items: AppleTV/Version, AppleTV/URL, AppleTV/Port

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1061, CVE-2015-1062, CVE-2015-1067

BID: 73003, 73004, 73009

OSVDB: 119322, 119324, 119281

CERT: 243585

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2015-03-09-2