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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 201001-04 ] VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

From: Stefan Behte <craig_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 13 2010 - 22:04:02 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities Date: January 13, 2010 Bugs: #288836, #294678 ID: 201001-04
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Synopsis


Multiple vulnerabilities in VirtualBox were found, the worst of which allowing for privilege escalation.

Background


The VirtualBox family provides powerful x86 virtualization products.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 virtualbox-bin < 3.0.12 >= 3.0.12 2 virtualbox-ose < 3.0.12 >= 3.0.12 3 virtualbox-guest-additions < 3.0.12 >= 3.0.12 4 virtualbox-ose-additions < 3.0.12 >= 3.0.12 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 affected packages on all of their supported architectures. -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description


Thomas Biege of SUSE discovered multiple vulnerabilities:

  • A shell metacharacter injection in popen() (CVE-2009-3692) and a possible buffer overflow in strncpy() in the VBoxNetAdpCtl configuration tool.
  • An unspecified vulnerability in VirtualBox Guest Additions (CVE-2009-3940).
Impact

A local, unprivileged attacker with the permission to run VirtualBox could gain root privileges. A guest OS local user could cause a Denial of Service (memory consumption) on the guest OS via unknown vectors.

Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All users of the binary version of VirtualBox should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-3.0.12"

All users of the Open Source version of VirtualBox should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-3.0.12"

All users of the binary VirtualBox Guest Additions should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions-3.0.12"

All users of the Open Source VirtualBox Guest Additions should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-additions-3.0.12"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-3692
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3692   [ 2 ] CVE-2009-3940
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3940

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201001-04.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.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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