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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle VM VirtualBox Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle VM VirtualBox Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035607
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0678   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 20 2016
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.0.18
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Core component to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2016-0678].

The following researchers reported this and other Oracle product vulnerabilities:

Alex Gaynor; Alexander Innes of Necurity; Bees Bobo of CloverSec Labs; bo13oy of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative; Daniel Bleichenbacher of Google; David Cash of NCC Group; David Litchfield of Google; Dennis Tighe of Amazon Web Services IT Security;
Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos; Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security; Jakub Palaczynski from ING Services Polska; Joshua Maddux; Marcin Woloszyn of ING Services Polska; Mark E D Thomas; Martin Petran of Accenture; Matias Mevied of Onapsis;
Paul Kehrer; Pierre Ernst of; Quan Nguyen of Google; six m4xk from Docler Holding IT Security Team; Steffen Gurtler of Bosch Software Innovations GmbH; Sule Bekin of Turk Telekom; and Thomas Van Tongerloo of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of the April 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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