Oracle VM VirtualBox up to 6.1.15 Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability was found in Oracle VM VirtualBox up to 6.1.15 (Virtualization Software). It has been declared as critical. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.16. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromise Oracle VM VirtualBox. While the vulnerability is in Oracle VM VirtualBox, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle VM VirtualBox. CVSS 3.1 Base Score 8.2 (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability impacts). CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H).

The weakness was published 10/20/2020 as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2020. It is possible to read the advisory at oracle.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-14872 since 06/19/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation requires an enhanced level of successful authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/25/2020).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

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06/19/2020 CVE assigned
10/20/2020 +123 days Advisory disclosed
10/20/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
10/21/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
11/25/2020 +35 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.oracle.com

Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2020
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-14872 (🔒)

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Created: 10/21/2020 08:49 PM
Updated: 11/25/2020 01:49 PM
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