Oracle VM VirtualBox (Oct 2021 CPU) (macOS)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154245
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Synopsis

The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

Description

The version of VirtualBox installed on the remote host is prior to 6.1.28. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the October 2021 CPU advisory:

- An easily exploitable vulnerability in the core component of Oracle VirtualBox that allows a low-privileged, authenticated attacker to takeover VirtualBox. (CVE-2021-35538)

- An easily exploitable vulnerability in the core component of Oracle VirtualBox that allows a highly privileged, authenticated attacker to impact confidentiality and availability. (CVE-2021-35545)

- An easily exploitable vulnerability in the core component of Oracle VirtualBox that allows a low privileged, authenticated attacker to impact availability. (CVE-2021-35540)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Apply the appropriate patch according to the October 2021 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

See Also

https://www.oracle.com/a/tech/docs/cpuoct2021cvrf.xml

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2021.html#AppendixOVIR

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154245

File Name: macos_virtualbox_oct_2021_cpu.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/20/2021

Updated: 10/27/2021

Dependencies: macosx_virtualbox_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-35545

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:vm_virtualbox

Required KB Items: installed_sw/VirtualBox

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-2475, CVE-2021-35538, CVE-2021-35540, CVE-2021-35542, CVE-2021-35545

IAVA: 2021-A-0486