Oracle Linux 8 : firefox (ELSA-2023-1336)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173035


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2023-1336 advisory.

- Sometimes, when invalidating JIT code while following an iterator, the newly generated code could be overwritten incorrectly. This could lead to a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2023-25751)

- When accessing throttled streams, the count of available bytes needed to be checked in the calling function to be within bounds. This may have lead future code to be incorrect and vulnerable.

- While implementing AudioWorklets, some code may have casted one type to another, invalid, dynamic type.
This could have led to a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2023-28162)

- Mozilla developers Timothy Nikkel, Andrew McCreight, and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 102.8. 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-2023-28176)

- Dragging a URL from a cross-origin iframe that was removed during the drag could have led to user confusion and website spoofing attacks. (CVE-2023-28164)

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 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173035

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-1336.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2023

Updated: 6/12/2023

Supported Sensors: 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-2023-28176


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:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:firefox

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/OracleLinux

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-25751, CVE-2023-25752, CVE-2023-28162, CVE-2023-28164, CVE-2023-28176

IAVA: 2023-A-0132-S