Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:1284)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159640


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-2022:1284-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in NSSToken objects (CVE-2022-1097)

- Mozilla: Out of bounds write due to unexpected WebAuthN Extensions (CVE-2022-28281)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 99 and Firefox ESR 91.8 (CVE-2022-28289)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free after VR Process destruction (CVE-2022-1196)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in DocumentL10n::TranslateDocument (CVE-2022-28282)

- Mozilla: Incorrect AliasSet used in JIT Codegen (CVE-2022-28285)

- Mozilla: Denial of Service via complex regular expressions (CVE-2022-24713)

- Mozilla: iframe contents could be rendered outside the border (CVE-2022-28286)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues 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: High

ID: 159640

File Name: sl_20220408_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/11/2022

Updated: 11/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-24713


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-28289

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: 4/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1097, CVE-2022-1196, CVE-2022-24713, CVE-2022-28281, CVE-2022-28282, CVE-2022-28285, CVE-2022-28286, CVE-2022-28289

IAVA: 2022-A-0134-S

RHSA: RHSA-2022:1284