Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:6711)

high Nessus Plugin ID 165607


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-2022:6711-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Bypassing FeaturePolicy restrictions on transient pages (CVE-2022-40959)

- Mozilla: Data-race when parsing non-UTF-8 URLs in threads (CVE-2022-40960)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 105 and Firefox ESR 102.3 (CVE-2022-40962)

- Mozilla: Bypassing Secure Context restriction for cookies with __Host and __Secure prefix (CVE-2022-40958)

- Mozilla: Content-Security-Policy base-uri bypass (CVE-2022-40956)

- Mozilla: Incoherent instruction cache when building WASM on ARM64 (CVE-2022-40957)

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: 165607

File Name: sl_20220926_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2022

Updated: 1/4/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

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-2022-40962


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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40956, CVE-2022-40957, CVE-2022-40958, CVE-2022-40959, CVE-2022-40960, CVE-2022-40962

IAVA: 2022-A-0384-S

RHSA: RHSA-2022:6711