Debian DSA-3274-1 : virtualbox - security update (Venom)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83889
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jason Geffner discovered a buffer overflow in the emulated floppy disk drive, resulting in potential privilege escalation.


Upgrade the virtualbox packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 4.1.18-dfsg-2+deb7u5.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.18-dfsg-3+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83889

File Name: debian_DSA-3274.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/29/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:virtualbox, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/28/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3456

BID: 74640

DSA: 3274