#VU49868 Improper input validation in Oracle VM VirtualBox


Published: 2021-01-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU49868

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-2121

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor: Oracle

Description

The vulnerability allows a local privileged user to a crash the entire system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the Core component in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A local privileged user can exploit this vulnerability to a crash the entire system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Oracle VM VirtualBox: 6.1.0 - 6.1.16


CPE

External links
http://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujan2021.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


Latest bulletins with this vulnerability