openSUSE Security Update : virtualbox (openSUSE-2016-1226)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94302

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VPR Score: 7.3


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This update for virtualbox fixes the following issues :

- Address CVE-2016-5501, CVE-2016-5538, CVE-2016-5605, CVE-2016-5608, CVE-2016-5610, CVE-2016-5611, CVE-2016-5613 (boo#1005621).

- Reduce memory needs during build.

- Version bump to 5.0.28 (released 2016-10-18 by Oracle) This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added: NAT: Don't exceed the maximum number of 'search' suffixes. Patch from bug #15948. NAT: fixed parsing of port-forwarding rules with a name which contains a slash (bug #16002) NAT Network: when the host has only loopback nameserver that cannot be mapped to the guests (e.g. dnsmasq running on, make DHCP supply NAT Network DNS proxy as nameserver. Bridged Network: prevent flooding syslog with packet allocation error messages (bug #15569) USB: fixed a possible crash when detaching a USB device Audio: fixes for recording (Mac OS X hosts only) Audio: now using Audio Queues on Mac OS X hosts OVF: improve importing of VMs created by VirtualBox 5.1 VHDX: fixed cloning images with VBoxManage cloned (bug #14288) Storage: Fixed broken bandwidth limitation when the limit is very low (bug #14982) Serial: Fixed high CPU usage with certain USB to serial converters on Linux hosts (bug #7796) BIOS: fixed 4bpp scanline calculation (bug #15787) VBoxManage: Don't try to set the medium type if there is no change (bug #13850) API: fixed initialization of SAS controllers (bug #15972) Linux hosts: don't use 32-bit legacy capabilities Linux hosts / guests: fix for kernels with CONFIG_CPUMASK_OFFSTACK set (bug #16020) Linux Additions: several fixes for X11 guests running non-root X servers Linux Additions: fix for Linux 4.7 (bug #15769) Linux Additions: fix for the display kmod driver with Linux 4.8 (bugs #15890 and #15896) Windows Additions: auto-resizing fixes for Windows 10 guests (bug #15257) Windows Additions: fixes for arranging the guest screens in multi-screen scenarios Windows Additions / VGA: if the guest's power management turns a virtual screen off, blank the corresponding VM window rather than hide the VM window Windows Additions: fixed a generic bug which could lead to freezing shared folders (bug #15662)

- Modify virtualbox-guest-preamble and virtualbox-host-preamble to obsolete old versions of the kernel modules. This change should fix the problem in (boo#983629).


Update the affected virtualbox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94302

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1226.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/27

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

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

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: 2016/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5501, CVE-2016-5538, CVE-2016-5605, CVE-2016-5608, CVE-2016-5610, CVE-2016-5611, CVE-2016-5613