GLSA 201805-08: VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:normal
Title:VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:05/22/2018
Bugs: #655186
ID:201805-08

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, the worst of which could allow an attacker to take control of VirtualBox.

Background

VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product from Oracle.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
app-emulation/virtualbox-bin < 5.1.36.122089 >= 5.1.36.122089 All supported architectures
app-emulation/virtualbox < 5.1.36 >= 5.1.36 All supported architectures

Description

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

Impact

An attacker could take control of VirtualBox resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, or other unspecified impacts.

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-5.1.36"
    

All VirtualBox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-5.1.36.122089"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201805-08.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2010 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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