VirtualBox: Multiple Vulnerabilities — GLSA 201401-13

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, allowing local attackers to escalate their privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/virtualbox on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.2.22
Unaffected versions >= 4.2.22
app-emulation/virtualbox-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.2.22
Unaffected versions >= 4.2.22

Background

VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product from Oracle.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Virtualbox. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A local attacker in a guest virtual machine may be able to escalate privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All virtualbox users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-4.2.22"
 

All virtualbox-bin users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-4.2.22"
 

References

Release Date
January 20, 2014

Latest Revision
January 20, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local

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