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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91483


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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 #13570)

- 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 PIIX3)

- 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 disabled

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 'changeset_60565.diff'.

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 shutdown

- 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 #627)

- 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 #14336)

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

- VBoxManage: fixed --verbose output of the guestcontrol command

- 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


Update the affected virtualbox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91483

File Name: openSUSE-2016-672.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/06

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 6.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-virtualbox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-virtualbox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-desktop-icons, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-kmp-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-kmp-pae-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-x11-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-kmp-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-kmp-pae-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-host-source, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-qt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-qt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-websrv, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-websrv-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0678