Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:0124)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156718
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SLSA-2022:0124-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Iframe sandbox bypass with XSLT (CVE-2021-4140)

- Mozilla: Race condition when playing audio files (CVE-2022-22737)

- Mozilla: Heap-buffer-overflow in blendGaussianBlur (CVE-2022-22738)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free of ChannelEventQueue::mOwner (CVE-2022-22740)

- Mozilla: Browser window spoof using fullscreen mode (CVE-2022-22741, CVE-2022-22743)

- Mozilla: Out-of-bounds memory access when inserting text in edit mode (CVE-2022-22742)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 96 and Firefox ESR 91.5 (CVE-2022-22751)

- Mozilla: Leaking cross-origin URLs through securitypolicyviolation event (CVE-2022-22745)

- Mozilla: Spoofed origin on external protocol launch dialog (CVE-2022-22748)

- Mozilla: Missing throttling on external protocol launch dialog (CVE-2022-22739)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected firefox and / or firefox-debuginfo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156718

File Name: sl_20220113_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/13/2022

Updated: 1/14/2022

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22740


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:2.3:a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:fermilab:scientific_linux:firefox-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:fermilab:scientific_linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/13/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22743, CVE-2022-22742, CVE-2022-22741, CVE-2022-22740, CVE-2022-22738, CVE-2022-22737, CVE-2021-4140, CVE-2022-22748, CVE-2022-22745, CVE-2022-22739, CVE-2022-22751

RHSA: RHSA-2022:0124

IAVA: 2022-A-0017