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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sun xVM VirtualBox (please use Oracle VM VirtualBox) Vendors:   Sun
Sun VirtualBox VBoxNetAdpCtl Configuration Tool Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022990
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3692   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 14 2009
Original Entry Date:  Oct 7 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.0, 3.0.2, 3.0.4, 3.0.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun VirtualBox. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user with privileges to invoke the VBoxNetAdpCtl configuration tool can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

Windows-based systems are not affected.

Thomas Biege of SUSE Linux reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.8), available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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