[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#690777: Bug#690777: virtualbox: CVE-2012-3221

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Wed Oct 17 13:38:01 UTC 2012

On Wednesday 17 October 2012 15:20:58 Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> Package: virtualbox
> Severity: grave
> Tags: security
> Justification: user security hole
> Oracle fixed an unspecified security issue in their latest Patch Update:
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012-1515893.html
> CVE-2012-3221	Oracle VM Virtual Box	None	VirtualBox
> Core		No	2.1	Local	Low	None	None	None  Partial+  3.2, 4.0, 4.1
> Please get in touch with upstream and ask them for a fix.

The problem was fixed by this changeset:


The fix is part of VirtualBox 4.1.22 and 4.2.0. Distributions which
provide an older package need probably an update but the changeset
should apply cleanly.

The complete investigation is described here:


Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert | Software Development Director, VirtualBox
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