USN-4033-1: libmysofa vulnerability

24 June 2019

libmysofa vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


libmysofa could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • libmysofa - library to read HRTFs stored in the AES69-2015 SOFA format


It was discovered that a libmysofa component does not properly validate multiplications and additions, and may crash with some specific input.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
libmysofa0 - 0.6~dfsg0-2ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.10
libmysofa0 - 0.6~dfsg0-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libmysofa0 - 0.6~dfsg0-2ubuntu0.18.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.