Gentoo: 201401-13 VirtualBox: Multiple Vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, allowing local attackers to escalate their privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201401-13
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: High
    Title: VirtualBox: Multiple Vulnerabilities
     Date: January 20, 2014
     Bugs: #434872, #498166
       ID: 201401-13

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VirtualBox, allowing local
attackers to escalate their privileges or cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
==========

VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product from Oracle.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-emulation/virtualbox
                                  < 4.2.22                  >= 4.2.22
  2  app-emulation/virtualbox-bin
                                  < 4.2.22                  >= 4.2.22
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages

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

Impact
======

A local attacker in a guest virtual machine may be able to escalate
privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All virtualbox users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-4.2.22"

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

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-4.2.22"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-3221
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3221
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-5892
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-5892
[ 3 ] CVE-2014-0404
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0404
[ 4 ] CVE-2014-0405
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0405
[ 5 ] CVE-2014-0406
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0406
[ 6 ] CVE-2014-0407
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0407

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-13.xml

Concerns?
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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 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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