Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:4870)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 161804


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-2022:4870-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Cross-Origin resource's length leaked (CVE-2022-31736)

- Mozilla: Heap buffer overflow in WebGL (CVE-2022-31737)

- Mozilla: Browser window spoof using fullscreen mode (CVE-2022-31738)

- Mozilla: Register allocation problem in WASM on arm64 (CVE-2022-31740)

- Mozilla: Uninitialized variable leads to invalid memory read (CVE-2022-31741)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 101 and Firefox ESR 91.10 (CVE-2022-31747)

- Mozilla: Querying a WebAuthn token with a large number of allowCredential entries may have leaked cross- origin information (CVE-2022-31742)

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: Critical

ID: 161804

File Name: sl_20220602_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2022

Updated: 1/9/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-31747


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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-31736, CVE-2022-31737, CVE-2022-31738, CVE-2022-31740, CVE-2022-31741, CVE-2022-31742, CVE-2022-31747

IAVA: 2022-A-0226-S

RHSA: RHSA-2022:4870