Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : libmysofa vulnerabilities (USN-4473-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 183635


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


The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4473-1 advisory.

- Symonics libmysofa 0.7 has an out-of-bounds read in directblockRead in hdf/fractalhead.c. (CVE-2019-16091)

- Symonics libmysofa 0.7 has a NULL pointer dereference in getHrtf in hrtf/reader.c. (CVE-2019-16092)

- Symonics libmysofa 0.7 has an invalid write in readOHDRHeaderMessageDataLayout in hdf/dataobject.c.

- Symonics libmysofa 0.7 has an invalid read in readOHDRHeaderMessageDataLayout in hdf/dataobject.c.

- Symonics libmysofa 0.7 has an invalid read in getDimension in hrtf/reader.c. (CVE-2019-16095)

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 libmysofa-dev, libmysofa-utils and / or libmysofa0 packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 183635

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4473-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2023

Updated: 10/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16093


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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysofa-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysofa-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysofa0

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/26/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16091, CVE-2019-16092, CVE-2019-16093, CVE-2019-16094, CVE-2019-16095

USN: 4473-1