About the security content of tvOS 12.1.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.1.1.

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tvOS 12.1.1

Released December 5, 2018

Airport

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

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

CVE-2018-4303: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Disk Images

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

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-2018-4427: Pangu Team

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged position may be able to perform a denial of service attack

Description: A denial of service issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2018-4460: Kevin Backhouse of Semmle Security Research Team

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A local user may be able to read kernel memory

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

CVE-2018-4431: An independent security researcher has reported this vulnerability to Beyond Security’s SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2018-4435: Jann Horn of Google Project Zero, Juwei Lin(@panicaII) and Junzhi Lu of TrendMicro Mobile Security Team working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry updated December 18, 2018

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2018-4447: Juwei Lin(@panicaII) and Zhengyu Dong of TrendMicro Mobile Security Team working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry updated December 18, 2018

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

CVE-2018-4461: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Profiles

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An untrusted configuration profile may be incorrectly displayed as verified

Description: A certificate validation issue existed in configuration profiles. This was addressed with additional checks.

CVE-2018-4436: James Seeley @Code4iOS, Joseph S. of JJS Securities

Entry updated December 18, 2018

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

CVE-2018-4441: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

CVE-2018-4442: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

CVE-2018-4443: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: A logic issue existed resulting in memory corruption. This was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2018-4438: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

CVE-2018-4437: HyungSeok Han, DongHyeon Oh, and Sang Kil Cha of KAIST Softsec Lab, Korea

CVE-2018-4464: HyungSeok Han, DongHyeon Oh, and Sang Kil Cha of KAIST Softsec Lab, Korea

Additional recognition

Profiles

We would like to acknowledge Luke Deshotels, Jordan Beichler, and William Enck of North Carolina State University, and Costin Carabaș and Răzvan Deaconescu of University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest for their assistance.

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