#VU62435 Improper input validation


Published: 2022-04-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62435

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21491

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 authenticated user to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the Core component in Oracle VM VirtualBox. A local authenticated user can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Oracle VM VirtualBox: 6.1.0 - 6.1.32


CPE

External links
http://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuapr2022.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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