Oracle VM VirtualBox up to 6.1.15 denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Oracle VM VirtualBox up to 6.1.15 (Virtualization Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect 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 low privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromise Oracle VM VirtualBox. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash (complete DOS) of Oracle VM VirtualBox. CVSS 3.1 Base Score 5.5 (Availability impacts). CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H).

The weakness was released 10/20/2020 as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2020. The advisory is shared at oracle.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-14892 since 06/19/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

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

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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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-2020-14892 (🔒)

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Created: 10/21/2020 08:49 PM
Updated: 11/25/2020 02:46 PM
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