About the security content of tvOS 11

This document describes the security content of tvOS 11.

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tvOS 11

Released September 19, 2017

802.1X

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An attacker may be able to exploit weaknesses in TLS 1.0

Description: A protocol security issue was addressed by enabling TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.

CVE-2017-13832: Doug Wussler of Florida State University

Entry added October 31, 2017, updated November 10, 2017

CFNetwork

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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-2017-13829: Niklas Baumstark and Samuel Gro working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative 

CVE-2017-13833: Niklas Baumstark and Samuel Gro working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added November 10, 2017

CFNetwork Proxies

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: Multiple denial of service issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7083: Abhinav Bansal of Zscaler Inc.

Entry added September 25, 2017

CoreAudio

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed by updating to Opus version 1.1.4.

CVE-2017-0381: V.E.O (@VYSEa) of Mobile Threat Research Team, Trend Micro

Entry added September 25, 2017

CoreText

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13825: Australian Cyber Security Centre – Australian Signals Directorate

Entry added October 31, 2017

file

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Multiple issues in file

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating to version 5.31.

CVE-2017-13815

Entry added October 31, 2017

Fonts

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Rendering untrusted text may lead to spoofing

Description: An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2017-13828: Leonard Grey and Robert Sesek of Google Chrome

Entry added October 31, 2017, updated November 10, 2017

HFS

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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-2017-13830: Sergej Schumilo of Ruhr-University Bochum

Entry added October 31, 2017

ImageIO

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

CVE-2017-13814: Australian Cyber Security Centre – Australian Signals Directorate

Entry added October 31, 2017

ImageIO

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to a denial of service

Description: An information disclosure issue existed in the processing of disk images. This issue was addressed through improved memory management.

CVE-2017-13831: Glen Carmichael

Entry added October 31, 2017, updated November 10, 2017

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed that led to the disclosure of kernel memory. This was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2017-13817: Maxime Villard (m00nbsd)

Entry added October 31, 2017

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2017-13818: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

CVE-2017-13836: an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher

CVE-2017-13841: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2017-13840: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2017-13842: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2017-13782: an anonymous researcher

Entry added October 31, 2017

Kernel

Available for: 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-2017-13843: an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher

Entry added October 31, 2017

Kernel

Available for: 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-2017-7114: Alex Plaskett of MWR InfoSecurity

Entry added September 25, 2017

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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-2017-13854: shrek_wzw of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team

Entry added November 2, 2017

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Processing a malformed mach binary may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2017-13834: Maxime Villard (m00nbsd)

Entry added November 10, 2017

libarchive

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Unpacking a maliciously crafted archive may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13813: found by OSS-Fuzz

CVE-2017-13816: found by OSS-Fuzz

Entry added October 31, 2017

libarchive

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Unpacking a maliciously crafted archive may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in libarchive. These issues were addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2017-13812: found by OSS-Fuzz

Entry added October 31, 2017

libc

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service

Description: A resource exhaustion issue in glob() was addressed through an improved algorithm.

CVE-2017-7086: Russ Cox of Google

Entry added September 25, 2017

libc

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-1000373

Entry added September 25, 2017

libexpat

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Multiple issues in expat

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating to version 2.2.1

CVE-2016-9063

CVE-2017-9233

Entry added September 25, 2017

Quick Look

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2017-13822: Australian Cyber Security Centre – Australian Signals Directorate

Entry added October 31, 2017

Security

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A revoked certificate may be trusted

Description: A certificate validation issue existed in the handling of revocation data. This issue was addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2017-7080: an anonymous researcher, Sven Driemecker of adesso mobile solutions gmbh, Rune Darrud (@theflyingcorpse) of Bærum kommune, an anonymous researcher

Entry added September 25, 2017

SQLite

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Multiple issues in SQLite

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating to version 3.19.3.

CVE-2017-10989: found by OSS-Fuzz

CVE-2017-7128: found by OSS-Fuzz

CVE-2017-7129: found by OSS-Fuzz

CVE-2017-7130: found by OSS-Fuzz

Entry added September 25, 2017

SQLite

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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-2017-7127: an anonymous researcher

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

CVE-2017-7081: Apple

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: 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-2017-7087: Apple

CVE-2017-7091: Wei Yuan of Baidu Security Lab working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7092: Qixun Zhao (@S0rryMybad) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team, Samuel Gro and Niklas Baumstark working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7093: Samuel Gro and Niklas Baumstark working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7094: Tim Michaud (@TimGMichaud) of Leviathan Security Group

CVE-2017-7095: Wang Junjie, Wei Lei, and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7096: Wei Yuan of Baidu Security Lab

CVE-2017-7098: Felipe Freitas of Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica

CVE-2017-7099: Apple

CVE-2017-7100: Masato Kinugawa and Mario Heiderich of Cure53

CVE-2017-7102: Wang Junjie, Wei Lei, and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University

CVE-2017-7104: likemeng of Baidu Secutity Lab

CVE-2017-7107: Wang Junjie, Wei Lei, and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University

CVE-2017-7111: likemeng of Baidu Security Lab (xlab.baidu.com) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7117: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-7120: chenqin (陈钦) of Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Cookies belonging to one origin may be sent to another origin

Description: A permissions issue existed in the handling of web browser cookies. This issue was addressed by no longer returning cookies for custom URL schemes.

CVE-2017-7090: Apple

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: Application Cache policy may be unexpectedly applied.

CVE-2017-7109: avlidienbrunn

Entry added September 25, 2017

Wi-Fi

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip

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

CVE-2017-11120: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-11121: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 25, 2017

Wi-Fi

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Malicious code executing on the Wi-Fi chip may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges on the application processor

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

CVE-2017-7103: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-7105: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-7108: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-7110: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-7112: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

Wi-Fi

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Malicious code executing on the Wi-Fi chip may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges on the application processor

Description: Multiple race conditions were addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2017-7115: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

Wi-Fi

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Malicious code executing on the Wi-Fi chip may be able to read restricted kernel memory

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

CVE-2017-7116: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

Wi-Fi

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A attacker within range may be able to read restricted memory from the Wi-Fi chipset

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

CVE-2017-11122: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero

Entry added October 9, 2017

zlib

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Multiple issues in zlib

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating to version 1.2.11.

CVE-2016-9840

CVE-2016-9841

CVE-2016-9842

CVE-2016-9843

Entry added September 25, 2017

Additional recognition

Security

We would like to acknowledge Abhinav Bansal of Zscaler, Inc. for their assistance.

WebKit

We would like to acknowledge Rayyan Bijoora (@Bijoora) of The City School, PAF Chapter for their assistance.

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