Mozilla Firefox < 106.0

high Nessus Plugin ID 166209


A web browser installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 106.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2022-44 advisory.

- A same-origin policy violation could have allowed the theft of cross-origin URL entries, leaking the result of a redirect, via <code>performance.getEntries()</code>. (CVE-2022-42927)

- Certain types of allocations were missing annotations that, if the Garbage Collector was in a specific state, could have lead to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2022-42928)

- If a website called <code>window.print()</code> in a particular way, it could cause a denial of service of the browser, which may persist beyond browser restart depending on the user's session restore settings.

- If two Workers were simultaneously initializing their CacheStorage, a data race could have occurred in the <code>ThirdPartyUtil</code> component. (CVE-2022-42930)

- Logins saved by Firefox should be managed by the Password Manager component which uses encryption to save files on-disk. Instead, the username (not password) was saved by the Form Manager to an unencrypted file on disk. (CVE-2022-42931)

- Mozilla developers Ashley Hale and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 105 and Firefox ESR 102.3. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-42932)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox version 106.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166209

File Name: mozilla_firefox_106_0.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/18/2022

Updated: 10/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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-2022-46885


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:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-42927, CVE-2022-42928, CVE-2022-42929, CVE-2022-42930, CVE-2022-42931, CVE-2022-42932, CVE-2022-46881, CVE-2022-46885

IAVA: 2022-A-0435-S, 2022-A-0517-S, 2023-A-0009-S, 2023-A-0132-S