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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle VM VirtualBox Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle VM VirtualBox Flaws Let Remote or Local Users Partially Deny Service and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034731
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034731
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0495, CVE-2016-0592, CVE-2016-0602   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 20 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A remote or local user can cause partial denial of service conditions on the target system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Windows Installer component to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2016-0602].

A remote user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to cause partial denial of service conditions [CVE-2016-0495].

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to cause partial denial of service conditions [CVE-2016-0592].

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle product vulnerabilities:

Adam Willard of Raytheon Foreground Security; Alexey Tyurin of ERPScan; Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod (via HP's Zero Day Initiative); Anonymous (via HP's Zero Day Initiative); Brandon Vincent; Cybersecurity-upv; David Litchfield of Google;
Dmitry Janushkevich of Secunia Research; Fernando Russ of Onapsis; FortiGuard Labs of Fortinet, Inc.; Francois Goichon of Context Information Security; Igor Kopylenko of McAfee Database Security Research Team; Ivan Chalykin of ERPScan;
Jakub Palaczynski from ING Services Polska; Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Gaetan Leurent of INRIA; Lovi Yu of Salesforce.com; Luca Carettoni; Matias Mevied of Onapsis; Mike Arnold (Bruk0ut) (via HP's Zero Day Initiative); Nassim Bouali; Nicholas Lemonias of Advanced Information Security Corporation; Nikita Kelesis of ERPScan;
Peter Kostiuk of Salesforce.com; Ryan Giobbi of American Eagle Outfitters; Sergey Gorbaty of Salesforce.com; Shai Meir of McAfee Security Research; Spyridon Chatzimichail of COSMOTE - Mobile Telecommunications S.A.; Stefan Kanthak; Stephen Kost of Integrigy; Travis Emmert of Salesforce.com; and Will Dormann of CERT/CC.

Impact:   A local user can cause partial denial of service conditions.

A remote user can cause partial denial of service conditions.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of the January 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2016-2367955.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2016-2367955.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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