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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-27

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-27
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-27 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, the worst of which allows local users to escalate privileges. Versions before 4.3.28 are affected.

tags | advisory, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-0981, CVE-2014-0983, CVE-2014-6588, CVE-2014-6589, CVE-2014-6590, CVE-2014-6595, CVE-2015-0377, CVE-2015-0418, CVE-2015-0427, CVE-2015-3456, CVE-2016-5608, CVE-2016-5610, CVE-2016-5611, CVE-2016-5613
MD5 | 6848c8ab4843cb272f296323e4cb93f2

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-27

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Severity: Normal
Title: VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities [REVIEW]
Date: December 11, 2016
Bugs: #505274, #537218, #550964
ID: 201612-27

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, the worst of
which allows local users to escalate privileges.

Background
==========

VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product from Oracle.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-emulation/virtualbox
< 4.3.28 >= 4.3.28
2 app-emulation/virtualbox-bin
< 4.3.28 >= 4.3.28
-------------------------------------------------------------------
2 affected packages

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

Local attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition, execute
arbitrary code, or escalate their privileges.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All VirtualBox users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-4.3.28"

All VirtualBox-bin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-4.3.28"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-0981
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0981
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-0983
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0983
[ 3 ] CVE-2014-6588
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-6588
[ 4 ] CVE-2014-6589
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-6589
[ 5 ] CVE-2014-6590
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-6590
[ 6 ] CVE-2014-6595
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-6595
[ 7 ] CVE-2015-0377
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-0377
[ 8 ] CVE-2015-0418
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-0418
[ 9 ] CVE-2015-0427
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-0427
[ 10 ] CVE-2015-3456
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-3456
[ 11 ] CVE-2016-5608
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5608
[ 12 ] CVE-2016-5610
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5610
[ 13 ] CVE-2016-5611
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5611
[ 14 ] CVE-2016-5613
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5613

Availability
============

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-27

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 2016 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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