About the security content of tvOS 13.3.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 13.3.1.

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tvOS 13.3.1

Released 28 January 2020

Audio

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3857: Zhuo Liang of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team

ImageIO

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-3826: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

CVE-2020-3870

CVE-2020-3878: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

Entry updated 29 January 2020

IOAcceleratorFamily

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3837: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

IPSec

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: Loading a maliciously crafted racoon configuration file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: An off by one issue existed in the handling of racoon configuration files. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-2020-3840: @littlelailo

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitisation.

CVE-2020-3875: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A memory initialisation issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3872: Haakon Garseg Mørk of Cognite and Cim Stordal of Cognite

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine kernel memory layout

Description: An access issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-3836: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3842: Ned Williamson working with Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3853: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

libxml2

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted XML may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow was addressed with improved size validation.

CVE-2020-3846: Ranier Vilela

Entry added 29 January 2020

libxpc

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted string may lead to heap corruption

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-3856: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

libxpc

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2020-3829: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3825: Przemysław Sporysz of Euvic

CVE-2020-3868: Marcin Towalski of Cisco Talos

Entry updated 29 January 2020

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: A malicious website may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: A denial of service issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-3862: Srikanth Gatta of Google Chrome

Entry added 29 January 2020

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2020-3867: an anonymous researcher

Entry added 29 January 2020

WebKit Page Loading

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: A top-level DOM object context may have incorrectly been considered secure

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2020-3865: Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com)

Entry added 29 January 2020, updated 11 February 2020

WebKit Page Loading

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: A DOM object context may not have had a unique security origin

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2020-3864: Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com)

Entry added 11 February 2020

wifivelocityd

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved permissions logic.

CVE-2020-3838: Dayton Pidhirney (@_watbulb)

Additional recognition

IOSurface

We would like to acknowledge Liang Chen (@chenliang0817) for their assistance.

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