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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle VM VirtualBox Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle Virtualization Bugs Let Remote Users Partially Modify Data and Local Users Partially Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027666
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1685, CVE-2012-3221   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 17 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.6
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Oracle Virtualization. A remote user can partially modify data on the target system. A local user can cause partial denial of service conditions.

A remote user can exploit a flaw in the Secure Global Desktop component to partially modify data on the target system [CVE-2012-1685]. Version 4.6 is affected.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the VirtualBox Core component to cause partial denial of service conditions on the target system [CVE-2012-3221]. Versions 3.2, 4.0, and 4.1 are affected.

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle vulnerabilities:

Alexandr Polyakov of Digital Security; Andy Yang; Dana Lane Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania; Dominic Sim, Agus Komang; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Florian Lukavsky of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab; Francis Provencher
via Secunia SVCRP; John Zimmerman; Martin Carpenter of Citco; Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security, Inc.; Microsoft Vulnerability Research of Microsoft Corp; Paul Harrington of NGS Secure; Pavel Toporkov of Positive Technologies; Ronnie Sahlberg;
Sam Thomas of Pentest Limited; Sjoerd Resink of Fox-IT; Thomas Biege of SUSE; Travis Emmert; and Travis Emmert of Veracode.

Impact:   A remote user can partially modify data on the target system.

A local user can cause partial denial of service conditions.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, described in their October 2012 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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