Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:0514)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 158054


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-2022:0514-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Extensions could have bypassed permission confirmation during update (CVE-2022-22754)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 97 and Firefox ESR 91.6 (CVE-2022-22764)

- Mozilla: Drag and dropping an image could have resulted in the dropped object being an executable (CVE-2022-22756)

- Mozilla: Sandboxed iframes could have executed script if the parent appended elements (CVE-2022-22759)

- Mozilla: Cross-Origin responses could be distinguished between script and non-script content-types (CVE-2022-22760)

- Mozilla: frame-ancestors Content Security Policy directive was not enforced for framed extension pages (CVE-2022-22761)

- Mozilla: Script Execution during invalid object state (CVE-2022-22763)

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: 158054

File Name: sl_20220214_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/14/2022

Updated: 11/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22764


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22759

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/14/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22754, CVE-2022-22756, CVE-2022-22759, CVE-2022-22760, CVE-2022-22761, CVE-2022-22763, CVE-2022-22764

IAVA: 2022-A-0079-S

RHSA: RHSA-2022:0514