openSUSE Security Update : virtualbox (openSUSE-2016-672)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Virtualbox was updated to 5.0.20 to fix the following issues :

Version bump to 5.0.20 (released 2016-04-28 by Oracle) This is a
maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added :

- NAT Network: File VBoxNetNAT no longer requires suid

- Storage: fixed a regression causing write requests from
the BIOS to cause a Guru Meditation with the LsiLogic
SCSI controller (5.0.18 regression; bug #15317)

- Storage: several emulation fixes in the BusLogic SCSI
controller emulation

- NAT Network: support TCP in DNS proxy (same problem as
in bug #14736 for NAT)

- NAT: rework handling of port-forwarding rules (bug

- NAT: rewrite host resolver to handle more query types
and make it asynchronous so that a stalled lookup
doesn't block all NAT traffic

- Snapshots: don't crash when restoring a snapshot which
has more network adapters than the current state (ie
when the snapshot uses ICH9 and the current state uses

- Guest Control: various bugfixes for the copyfrom and
copyto commands / API (bug #14336)

- VBoxManage: list processor features on list hostinfo
(bug #15334)

- Linux hosts: fix for Linux 4.5 if CONFIG_NET_CLS_ACT is
enabled (bug #15327)

- Windows Additions: fixed performance issues with
PowerPoint 2010 and the WDDM graphics drivers if Aero is

Bugfixes :

- Apply proper fix for boo#964765 that causes guest VMs
using NAT Network attachments to fail to get network
access. The basic problem is that file
/usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxNetNAT needs to have suid
privilege, and the spec file was failing to set the
appropriate permissions.

- Implement VirtualBox version 5.0.18 in openSUSE 13.2.
Previous to this point, oS 13.2 had been using 4.3.X,
which was the VB series when 13.2 was released. This
policy has been changed so that a fix for CVE-2016-0678
can be included in 13.2. Bug report b.o.o #97366
discusses this vulnerability. This submission also fixes
the bug in VB 5.0.18 that prevents proper operation for
guest VMs configured to use LsiLogic adapter for disks.
See ticket: for
a description of the problem, and changeset: for the
fix, which is implemented in file

Version bump to 5.0.18 (released 2016-04-18 by Oracle) This is a
maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added :

- GUI: position off-screen windows to be fully visible
again on relaunch in consistence with default-behavior
(bug #15226)

- GUI: fixed the View menu / Full-screen Mode behavior on
Mac OS X El Capitan

- GUI: fixed a test which allowed to encrypt a hard disk
with an empty password

- GUI: fixed a crash under certain conditions during VM

- GUI: fixed the size of the VM list scrollbar in the VM
selector when entering a group

- PC speaker passthrough: fixes (Linux hosts only; bug

- Drag and drop: several fixes

- SATA: fixed hotplug flag handling when EFI is used

- Storage: fixed handling of encrypted disk images with
SCSI controllers (bug #14812)

- Storage: fixed possible crash with Solaris 7 if the
BusLogic SCSI controller is used

- USB: properly purge non-ASCII characters from USB
strings (bugs #8801, #15222)

- NAT Network: fixed 100% CPU load in VBoxNetNAT on Mac OS
X under certain circumstances (bug #15223)

- ACPI: fixed ACPI tables to make the display color
management settings available again for older Windows
versions (4.3.22 regression)

- Guest Control: fixed VBoxManage copyfrom command (bug

- Snapshots: fixed several problems when removing older
snapshots (bug #15206)

- VBoxManage: fixed --verbose output of the guestcontrol

- Windows hosts: hardening fixes required for recent
Windows 10 insider builds (bugs #15245, #15296)

- Windows hosts: fixed support of jumbo frames in with
bridged networking (5.0.16 regression; bug #15209)

- Windows hosts: don't prevent receiving multicast traffic
if host-only adapters are installed (bug #8698)

- Linux hosts: added support for the new naming scheme of
NVME disks when creating raw disks

- Solaris hosts / guests: properly sign the kernel modules
(bug #12608)

- Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.5 fixes (bug #15251)

- Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.6 fixes (bug #15298)

- Linux Additions: added a kernel graphics driver to
support graphics when X.Org does not have root rights
(bug #14732)

- Linux/Solaris Additions: fixed several issues causing
Linux/Solatis guests using software rendering when 3D
acceleration is available

- Windows Additions: fixed a hang with PowerPoint 2010 and
the WDDM drivers if Aero is disabled

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected virtualbox packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.1

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91483 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0678

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