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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sun xVM VirtualBox (please use Oracle VM VirtualBox) Vendors:   Sun
Sun xVM VirtualBox Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021841
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021841
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0876   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 12 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0, 2.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun xVM VirtualBox. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

Certain packages shipped with Sun xVM VirtualBox for the Linux platform contain flaws that allow a local user to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fix.

Linux

* Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0.6r43001
* Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.4r43001

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254568-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254568-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)
Underlying OS Comments:  Linux only

Message History:   None.


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