Rocky Linux 8 : firefox (RLSA-2021:2233)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157768

Synopsis

The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2021:2233 advisory.

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 88 and Firefox ESR 78.11. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.11, Firefox < 89, and Firefox ESR < 78.11. (CVE-2021-29967)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://errata.rockylinux.org/RLSA-2021:2233

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1966831

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157768

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2021-2233.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2022

Updated: 2/14/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29967

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:firefox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:firefox-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:thunderbird-debugsource, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29967

RLSA: 2021:2233

IAVA: 2021-A-0264-S