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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sun xVM VirtualBox (please use Oracle VM VirtualBox) Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
Oracle VM VirtualBox Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025805
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025805
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2300, CVE-2011-2305   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 20 2011
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in Guest Additions for Windows to gain partial elevated privileges [CVE-2011-2300]. Only version 4 is affected by this vulnerability.

A local user can exploit an unspecified flaw to gain full control of the target system [CVE-2011-2305].

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle vulnerabilities:

Abdul-Aziz Hariri, reported through Secunia; Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security; Alexandr Polyakov of Digital Security; Brett Gervasoni of Sense of Security; CERT/CC; Dennis Yurichev; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Guy Pilosof of McAfee Security Research; Laszlo Toth; Michael Myngerbayev of McAfee Security Research; Monarch2020 of unsecurityresearch; Ofer Maor of Hacktics; Okan Basegmez of DORASEC Consulting; Paul M. Wright formerly of NGS Software; Scott Laurie of MWR InfoSecurity; Sow Ching Shiong, reported through Secunia; Steven Seeley of Corelan Team; Sumit Siddharth from 7safe; Tenable Network Security of TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; and Will Dormann of CERT/CC.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, described in their July 2011 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujuly2011-313328.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujuly2011-313328.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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