Apple TV < 9.2 Remote Code Execution

critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9432
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The version of this Apple TV device is not current and is thus unpatched against a remote code execution vulnerability.


'Libxml2' contains a flaw that is triggered as user-supplied input is not properly validated when handling XML content. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-1762)


Upgrade Apple TV to 9.2, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 9432

Published: 7/25/2016

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9434

Nessus ID: 90309

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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:2.3:a:apple:apple_tv:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1762

BID: 85059