About the security content of Apple TV 5.1.1

This document describes the security content of Apple TV 5.1.1.

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Apple TV 5.1.1

  • Apple TV

    Available for: Apple TV 2nd generation and later

    Impact: Compromised applications may be able to determine addresses in the kernel

    Description: An information disclosure issue existed in the handling of APIs related to kernel extensions. Responses containing a OSBundleMachOHeaders key may have included kernel addresses, which may aid in bypassing address space layout randomization protection. This issue was addressed by unsliding the addresses before returning them.


    CVE-2012-3749 : Mark Dowd of Azimuth Security, Eric Monti of Square, and additional anonymous researchers

  • Apple TV

    Available for: Apple TV 2nd generation and later

    Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: A time of check to time of use issue existed in the handling of JavaScript arrays. This issue was addressed through additional validation of JavaScript arrays.


    CVE-2012-3748 : Joost Pol and Daan Keuper of Certified Secure working with HP TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative

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