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[ GLSA 201001-04 ] VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Stefan Behte <craig () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:04:02 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201001-04
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: January 13, 2010
      Bugs: #288836, #294678
        ID: 201001-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities in VirtualBox were found, the worst of which
allowing for privilege escalation.

Background
==========

The VirtualBox family provides powerful x86 virtualization products.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                     /  Vulnerable  /           Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  virtualbox-bin                  < 3.0.12                >= 3.0.12
  2  virtualbox-ose                  < 3.0.12                >= 3.0.12
  3  virtualbox-guest-additions      < 3.0.12                >= 3.0.12
  4  virtualbox-ose-additions        < 3.0.12                >= 3.0.12
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     4 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Thomas Biege of SUSE discovered multiple vulnerabilities:

* A shell metacharacter injection in popen() (CVE-2009-3692) and a
  possible buffer overflow in strncpy() in the VBoxNetAdpCtl
  configuration tool.

* An unspecified vulnerability in VirtualBox Guest Additions
  (CVE-2009-3940).

Impact
======

A local, unprivileged attacker with the permission to run VirtualBox
could gain root privileges. A guest OS local user could cause a Denial
of Service (memory consumption) on the guest OS via unknown vectors.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All users of the binary version of VirtualBox should upgrade to the
latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-3.0.12"

All users of the Open Source version of VirtualBox should upgrade to
the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-3.0.12"

All users of the binary VirtualBox Guest Additions should upgrade to
the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions-3.0.12"

All users of the Open Source VirtualBox Guest Additions should upgrade
to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-additions-3.0.12"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-3692
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3692
  [ 2 ] CVE-2009-3940
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3940

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201001-04.xml

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
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Copyright 2010 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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