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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-08

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-08
Posted May 23, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-8 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, the worst of which could allow an attacker to take control of VirtualBox. Versions prior to 5.1.36 are affected.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-2830, CVE-2018-2831, CVE-2018-2835, CVE-2018-2836, CVE-2018-2837, CVE-2018-2842, CVE-2018-2843, CVE-2018-2844, CVE-2018-2845, CVE-2018-2860
MD5 | ebb6164b8d9ac2779bf1992ea6a2c4a0

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-08

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Severity: Normal
Title: VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 22, 2018
Bugs: #655186
ID: 201805-08

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, the worst of
which could allow an attacker to take control of VirtualBox.

Background
==========

VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product from Oracle.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-emulation/virtualbox
< 5.1.36 >= 5.1.36
2 app-emulation/virtualbox-bin
< 5.1.36.122089 >= 5.1.36.122089
-------------------------------------------------------------------
2 affected packages

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

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

Impact
======

An attacker could take control of VirtualBox resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of
Service condition, or other unspecified impacts.

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-5.1.36"

All VirtualBox binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge -a -1 -v ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-5.1.36.122089"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-2830
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2830
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-2831
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2831
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-2835
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2835
[ 4 ] CVE-2018-2836
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2836
[ 5 ] CVE-2018-2837
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2837
[ 6 ] CVE-2018-2842
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2842
[ 7 ] CVE-2018-2843
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2843
[ 8 ] CVE-2018-2844
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2844
[ 9 ] CVE-2018-2845
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2845
[ 10 ] CVE-2018-2860
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2860

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-08

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 2018 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.

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

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