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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Oracle VirtualBox Remote Display Server DoS Vulnerability Disclosed by FortiGuard Labs | Fortinet Blog
Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful, freely available Type 2 hypervisor that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. It is used in both enterprise and prosumer settings. Although it doesn’t enjoy the enterprise market share of VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, its free availability and flexibility make it a popular choice for test and development environments.
Researchers at FortiGuard Labs have discovered a remote denial of service (DoS) vulnerability (CVE-2015-4896) in the VirtualBox Remote Display Server, caused by insufficient validation of a malformed message. This can lead to an unexpected error in the VirtualBox Remote Display Server which can lead to the DoS.