GLSA-201001-04 : VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201001-04
(VirtualBox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Thomas Biege of SUSE discovered multiple vulnerabilities:
A shell metacharacter injection in popen() (CVE-2009-3692) and
a possible buffer overflow in strncpy() in the VBoxNetAdpCtl
configuration tool.
An unspecified vulnerability in VirtualBox
Guest Additions (CVE-2009-3940).

Impact :

A local, unprivileged attacker with the permission to run VirtualBox
could gain root privileges. A guest OS local user could cause a Denial
of Service (memory consumption) on the guest OS via unknown vectors.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201001-04.xml

Solution :

All users of the binary version of VirtualBox should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-3.0.12'
All users of the Open Source version of VirtualBox should upgrade to
the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-3.0.12'
All users of the binary VirtualBox Guest Additions should upgrade to
the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions-3.0.12'
All users of the Open Source VirtualBox Guest Additions should upgrade
to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-additions-3.0.12'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44893 (gentoo_GLSA-201001-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3692
CVE-2009-3940