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Pardus: Virtualbox: Privilege escalation Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A vulnerability has been reported in Sun xVM VirtualBox, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2009-49  
      Date: 2009-04-01
  Severity: 2
      Type: Local


A vulnerability has been reported in Sun xVM VirtualBox, which  can  be
exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.


The  vulnerability is  caused  due  to  an  unspecified  error  in  an
unspecified  package, which  can  be  exploited  to  execute  arbitrary
commands with root privileges.

Successful exploitation requires permission to run VirtualBox.

Affected packages:

  Pardus 2008:
    virtualbox, all before 2.1.4-31-11
    virtualbox-guest-utils, all before 2.1.4-31-5
    virtualbox-modules, all before 2.1.4-3-3


There   are update(s)   for    virtualbox,    virtualbox-guest-utils,
virtualbox-modules. You can update them via Package Manager or  with  a
single command from console:

    pisi up virtualbox virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-modules


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