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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle VM VirtualBox Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle VM VirtualBox Multiple Bugs Let Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033880
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033880
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4813, CVE-2015-4856, CVE-2015-4896   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 20 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.0.34, 4.1.42, 4.2.34, 4.3.32, 5.0.8
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to cause denial of service conditions [CVE-2015-4856]. Versions prior to 4.0.30, 4.1.38, 4.2.30, 4.3.26, and 5.0.0 are affected.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to cause partial denial of service conditions [CVE-2015-4813]. Windows-based guest systems with VirtualBox Guest Additions installed are affected.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to cause partial denial of service conditions [CVE-2015-4896]. Virtual machines with Remote Display feature (RDP) enabled are affected.

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle product vulnerabilities:

Aaron Portnoy of Exodus Intelligence; Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations; Adam Willard of Foreground Security; Advanced Threat Research Team, Intel Security; Aleksandr Dubinsky of SyncWords; Alexey Tyurin of ERPScan; Andrea Palazzo of Truel IT; Behzad Najjarpour Jabbari of Secunia Research; Borked of the Google Security Team; Brooks Li of Trend Micro; Cihan Oncu of Biznet Bilisim A.S.;Colm O hEigeartaigh; Dan Peled; David Byrne of Trustwave SpiderLabs; David Litchfield of Google; Egor Karbutov of ERPScan; Erlend Oftedal; FortiGuard Labs of Fortinet, Inc.; Francis Provencher from COSIG; Francois Goichon of Context Information Security; G. Geshev from MWR Labs; Gregory Golds; Guido Vranken; Ivan Chalykin of ERPScan; Jacob Smith; Jakub Palaczynski from ING Services Polska;Jeff Kayser of Jibe Consulting; Kana Toko; Khai Tran of Netspi; Leopold von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski of Trustwave; Marcin Gebarowski; Nikita Kelesis of ERPScan; Osanda Malith Jayathissa; Oscar Andersson; Red Hat Product Security; Sergey Gorbaty of Salesforce.com; Travis Emmert of Salesforce.com; and Ugur Cihan Koc of Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of the October 2105 Oracle Critical Patch Update.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2015-2367953.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2015-2367953.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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