About the security content of tvOS 10

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.

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tvOS 10

Released September 13, 2016

Audio

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

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

CVE-2016-4702: YoungJin Yoon, MinSik Shin, HoJae Han, Sunghyun Park, and Taekyoung Kwon of Information Security Lab, Yonsei University

Entry added September 20, 2016

CFNetwork

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may compromise user information

Description: An input validation issue existed in the parsing of the set-cookie header. This issue was addressed through improved validation checking.

CVE-2016-4708: Dawid Czagan of Silesia Security Lab

Entry added September 20, 2016

CoreCrypto

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2016-4712: Gergo Koteles

Entry added September 20, 2016

FontParser

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font may result in the disclosure of process memory

Description: A buffer overflow existed in the handling of font files. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-2016-4718: Apple

Entry added September 20, 2016

IOAcceleratorFamily

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may result in the disclosure of process memory

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

CVE-2016-4725: Rodger Combs of Plex, Inc.

Entry added September 20, 2016

IOAcceleratorFamily

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 through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4726: an anonymous researcher

Entry added September 20, 2016

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: A lock handling issue was addressed through improved lock handling.

CVE-2016-4772: Marc Heuse of mh-sec

Entry added September 20, 2016

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: Multiple out-of-bounds read issues existed that led to the disclosure of kernel memory. These were addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2016-4773: Brandon Azad

CVE-2016-4774: Brandon Azad

CVE-2016-4776: Brandon Azad

Entry added September 20, 2016

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

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

CVE-2016-4775: Brandon Azad

Entry added September 20, 2016

Kernel

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: An untrusted pointer dereference was addressed by removing the affected code.

CVE-2016-4777: Lufeng Li of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team

Entry added September 20, 2016

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-2016-4778: CESG

Entry added September 20, 2016

libxml2

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

Impact: Multiple issues in libxml2, the most significant of which may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2016-4658: Nick Wellnhofer

CVE-2016-5131: Nick Wellnhofer

Entry added September 20, 2016

libxslt

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-2016-4738: Nick Wellnhofer

Entry added September 20, 2016

Security

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: A validation issue existed in signed disk images. This issue was addressed through improved size validation.

CVE-2016-4753: Mark Mentovai of Google Inc.

Entry added September 20, 2016

WebKit

Available for: Apple TV (4th generation)

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

Description: A parsing issue existed in the handling of error prototypes. This was addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2016-4728: Daniel Divricean

Entry added September 20, 2016

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 through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4611: Apple

CVE-2016-4730: Apple

CVE-2016-4734: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

CVE-2016-4735: André Bargull

CVE-2016-4737: Apple

CVE-2016-4759: Tongbo Luo of Palo Alto Networks

CVE-2016-4766: Apple

CVE-2016-4767: Apple

CVE-2016-4768: Anonymous working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added September 20, 2016

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 through improved state management.

CVE-2016-4733: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

CVE-2016-4765: Apple

Entry added September 20, 2016

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 through improved state management.

CVE-2016-4764: Apple

Entry added November 3, 2016

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Published Date: Mon Jan 23 17:36:09 GMT 2017