About the security content of tvOS 9.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 9.2.

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tvOS 9.2

  • FontParser

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

    Impact: Opening a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1740 : HappilyCoded (ant4g0nist and r3dsm0k3) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)

  • HTTPProtocol

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

    Impact: A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities existed in nghttp2 versions prior to 1.6.0, the most serious of which may have led to remote code execution. These were addressed by updating nghttp2 to version 1.6.0.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-8659

  • IOHIDFamily

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

    Impact: An application may be able to determine kernel memory layout

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

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1748 : Brandon Azad

  • Kernel

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

    Description: A use after free issue was addressed through improved memory management.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1750 : CESG

  • Kernel

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

    Description: Multiple integer overflows were addressed through improved input validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1753 : Juwei Lin Trend Micro working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)

  • Kernel

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

    Impact: An application may be able to bypass code signing

    Description: A permissions issue existed in which execute permission was incorrectly granted. This issue was addressed through improved permission validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1751 : Eric Monti of Square Mobile Security

  • Kernel

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1754 : Lufeng Li of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team

    CVE-2016-1755 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • Kernel

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

    Description: A denial of service issue was addressed through improved validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1752 : CESG

  • libxml2

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1819

    CVE-2015-5312 : David Drysdale of Google

    CVE-2015-7499

    CVE-2015-7500 : Kostya Serebryany of Google

    CVE-2015-7942 : Kostya Serebryany of Google

    CVE-2015-8035 : gustavo.grieco

    CVE-2015-8242 : Hugh Davenport

    CVE-2016-1762

  • Security

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the ASN.1 decoder. This issue was addressed through improved input validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1950 : Francis Gabriel of Quarkslab

  • TrueTypeScaler

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the processing of font files. This issue was addressed through improved input validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1775 : 0x1byte working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)

  • 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 memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1783 : Mihai Parparita of Google

  • WebKit History

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

    Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to an unexpected Safari crash

    Description: A resource exhaustion issue was addressed through improved input validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-1784 : Moony Li and Jack Tang of TrendMicro and 李普君 of 无声信息技术PKAV Team (PKAV.net)

  • Wi-Fi

    Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

    Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code

    Description: A frame validation and memory corruption issue existed for a given ethertype. This issue was addressed through additional ethertype validation and improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2016-0801 : an anonymous researcher

    CVE-2016-0802 : an anonymous researcher

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