Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:0824)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 158875


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-2022:0824-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in XSLT parameter processing (CVE-2022-26485)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in WebGPU IPC Framework (CVE-2022-26486)

- expat: Malformed 2- and 3-byte UTF-8 sequences can lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2022-25235)

- expat: Namespace-separator characters in xmlns[:prefix] attribute values can lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2022-25236)

- expat: Integer overflow in storeRawNames() (CVE-2022-25315)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in text reflows (CVE-2022-26381)

- Mozilla: Browser window spoof using fullscreen mode (CVE-2022-26383)

- Mozilla: iframe allow-scripts sandbox bypass (CVE-2022-26384)

- Mozilla: Time-of-check time-of-use bug when verifying add-on signatures (CVE-2022-26387)

- Mozilla: Temporary files downloaded to /tmp and accessible by other local users (CVE-2022-26386)

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: 158875

File Name: sl_20220311_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/12/2022

Updated: 4/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-25315


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

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/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/21/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-25235, CVE-2022-25236, CVE-2022-25315, CVE-2022-26381, CVE-2022-26383, CVE-2022-26384, CVE-2022-26386, CVE-2022-26387, CVE-2022-26485, CVE-2022-26486

IAVA: 2022-A-0103-S

RHSA: RHSA-2022:0824