Advisories ยป MGASA-2013-0222

Updated virtualbox package fixes security issue

Publication date: 21 Jul 2013
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 2 , 3
CVE: CVE-2013-3792


This virtualbox update provides the 4.2.16 maintenance release,
which fixes the following security issue:

Thomas Dreibholz has discovered a vulnerability in Oracle VirtualBox,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual
machine to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error and can be
exploited to render the host network connection and the virtual machine
instance unresponsive or locking the host by issuing e.g. the "tracepath"
Successful exploitation requires the target virtual machine to be
equipped with a paravirtualised network adapter (virtio-net).

For other changes in this update, see the referenced changelog.