VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-08

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, the worst of which might allow unauthorized changes to some critical or all accessible data.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/virtualbox on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.0.32
Unaffected versions >= 5.0.32

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

An attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition. Additionally, an attacker could create, delete or modify critical or all accessible data.

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-5.0.32"
 

References

Release Date
February 14, 2017

Latest Revision
February 14, 2017: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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