Advisories ยป MGAA-2017-0128

Virtualbox 5.2

Publication date: 22 Dec 2017
Type: bugfix
Affected Mageia releases : 6


This update provides an update to virtualbox 5.2 branch, currently based
on 5.2.2, and adding support for 4.14 series kernels.

Notable enhancements in 5.2 series compared to earlier 5.1.

* VM export to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) format
* Automatic, unattended guest OS installation for Oracle VM VirtualBox
  Virtual Machines
* Improved Virtual Machine Tools, including a new dynamic interface to
  manage Virtual Machine configuration and snapshot capabilities
* New Global Tools handling
  - Virtual Media Manager manages media attributes like size, location,
    type and description
  - Host Network Manager simplifies managing corresponding networks and
    their attributes
* GUI accessibility
  - New GUI icons for VirtualBox on all platforms
  - Enhanced Virtual Machine Selector
  - Extended audio settings, with the option to enable/disable audio
  - Snapshot Pane updates allow easier management of snapshot attributes,
    like name and description
* Audio
  - Device enumeration support for audio backends (optional)
  - Support for host device callbacks (optional) and further enhancements
  - HDA emulation now uses asynchronous data processing in separate threads
* Storage
  - Support for CUE/BIN images as CD/DVD media including multiple tracks
  - Support for the controller memory buffer feature for NVMe

For info on the new features and fixes, see the referenced links.