Debian DSA-3454-1 : virtualbox - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88423


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VirtualBox, an x86 virtualisation solution.

Upstream support for the 4.1 release series has ended and since no information is available which would allow backports of isolated security fixes, security support for virtualbox in wheezy/oldstable needed to be ended as well. If you use virtualbox with externally procured VMs (e.g. through vagrant) we advise you to update to Debian jessie.


Upgrade the virtualbox packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88423

File Name: debian_DSA-3454.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/28/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-8104, CVE-2016-0495, CVE-2016-0592

DSA: 3454