openSUSE 15 Security Update : matio (openSUSE-SU-2022:10235-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168493



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote SUSE Linux SUSE15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the openSUSE-SU-2022:10235-1 advisory.

- matio (aka MAT File I/O Library) 1.5.18 through 1.5.21 has a heap-based buffer overflow in ReadInt32DataDouble (called from ReadInt32Data and Mat_VarRead4). (CVE-2020-36428)

- matio (aka MAT File I/O Library) 1.5.20 and 1.5.21 has a heap-based buffer overflow in H5MM_memcpy (called from H5MM_malloc and H5C_load_entry), related to use of HDF5 1.12.0. (CVE-2021-36977)

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 libmatio-devel, libmatio11 and / or matio-tools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168493

File Name: openSUSE-2022-10235-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/8/2022

Updated: 12/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-36428


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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmatio-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmatio11, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:matio-tools, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36428, CVE-2021-36977