Apple TV < 7.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8640


The remote host is missing a critical Apple TV patch update.


According to its banner, the remote Apple TV device is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Apple TV is bundled with Apple WebKit. Apple WebKit is affected by several vulnerabilities which would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or crash the application. (CVE-2014-4476, CVE-2014-4477, CVE-2014-4459, CVE-2014-4479)
- There is a directory-traversal flaw in the 'afc' component which can allow an attacker to access unintended files. (CVE-2014-4480)
- There is a flaw in the 'mach_port_kobject' kernel interface which can allow an attacker to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism. (CVE-2014-4491, CVE-2014-4496)
- There is an integer overflow in CoreGraphics which allows remote code execution. (CVE-2014-4481)
- There is a buffer overflow in FontParser which allows remote code execution. (CVE-2014-4483)
- There is a flaw in the way that FontParser handles crafted .dfont file which can lead to remote code execution. (CVE-2014-4484)
- There is a buffer overflow in the XML parser portion of the Foundation component. (CVE-2014-4485)
- The IOAcceleratorFamily invalidly handles certain types which can lead to a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2014-4486)
- There is a buffer overflow in the IOHIDFamily component. (CVE-2014-4487)
- The IOHIDFamily does not properly validate resource-queue metadata, allowing remote code execution. (CVE-2014-4488)
- The IOHIDFamily fails to properly sanitize event queues. This can lead to remote code execution. (CVE-2014-4489)
- The kernel does not enforce read-only attributes which can allow attackers to bypass access restrictions. (CVE-2014-4495)
- The libnetcore module fails to verify certain data types which can allow remote code execution in the _networkd context. (CVE-2014-4492)


Upgrade to Apple TV 7.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 8640

Published: 2015/03/04

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 6485

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:apple_tv

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4476, CVE-2014-4477, CVE-2014-4479, CVE-2014-4459, CVE-2014-4480, CVE-2014-4496, CVE-2014-4481, CVE-2014-4483, CVE-2014-4484, CVE-2014-4485, CVE-2014-4486, CVE-2014-4487, CVE-2014-4488, CVE-2014-4489, CVE-2014-4491, CVE-2014-4495, CVE-2014-4492

BID: 72329, 72262, 72330, 72331, 71144, 72334, 72327