VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201204-01

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VirtualBox, allowing local attackers to gain escalated privileges.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/virtualbox on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.1.8
Unaffected versions >= 4.1.8
app-emulation/virtualbox-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.1.8
Unaffected versions >= 4.1.4

Background

VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product from Oracle.

Description

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

Impact

A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges via unknown attack vectors.

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-4.1.8"
 

All VirtualBox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-4.1.8"
 

References

Release Date
April 09, 2012

Latest Revision
April 09, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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