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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle VM VirtualBox Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle VM VirtualBox Lets Local Users on a Guest System Gain Elevated Privileges on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040202
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040202
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-2676, CVE-2018-2685, CVE-2018-2686, CVE-2018-2687, CVE-2018-2688, CVE-2018-2689, CVE-2018-2690, CVE-2018-2693, CVE-2018-2694, CVE-2018-2698   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 17 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Prior to 5.1.32, prior to 5.2.6
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A local user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2018-2676, CVE-2018-2685, CVE-2018-2686, CVE-2018-2687, CVE-2018-2688, CVE-2018-2689, CVE-2018-2690, CVE-2018-2694, CVE-2018-2698].

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions component to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2018-2693].

Vasily Vasiliev of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, Reno Robert, and Niklas Baumstark reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of the January 2018 Critical Patch Update.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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