Apple has acknowledge a security issue and multiple vulnerabilities in Apple TV, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information, cause a Dos (Denial of Service), and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.
1) Apple TV bundles vulnerable versions of FreeType and libTIFF libraries.
2) The IPv6 implementation includes the device's MAC address as the interface identifier for outgoing connections when using stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC). This can be exploited to track the device across different connections.
3) A boundary error when processing wireless network frames can be exploited to restart the device.
Solution: Update to Apple TV version 4.2.
Provided and/or discovered by: 2) Reported by the vendor.
3) The vendor credits Scott Boyd, ePlus Technology.
Original Advisory: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4565
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