Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:9072)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 168879


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-2022:9072-1 advisory.

- Mozilla: Arbitrary file read from a compromised content process (CVE-2022-46872)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox ESR 102.6 and Thunderbird 102.6 (CVE-2022-46878)

- Mozilla: Use-after-free in WebGL (CVE-2022-46880, CVE-2022-46882)

- Mozilla: Memory corruption in WebGL (CVE-2022-46881)

- Mozilla: Drag and Dropped Filenames could have been truncated to malicious extensions (CVE-2022-46874)

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: 168879

File Name: sl_20221216_firefox_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/16/2022

Updated: 4/13/2023

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-2022-46882


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: 12/16/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-46872, CVE-2022-46874, CVE-2022-46878, CVE-2022-46880, CVE-2022-46881, CVE-2022-46882

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

RHSA: RHSA-2022:9072