Upstream information

CVE-2008-5256 at MITRE


The AcquireDaemonLock function in ipcdUnix.cpp in Sun Innotek VirtualBox before 2.0.6 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/.vbox-$USER-ipc/lock temporary file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 448240 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE 11.0
  • virtualbox-ose-debuginfo >= 1.5.6-33.2
  • virtualbox-ose-debugsource >= 1.5.6-33.2
openSUSE 11.0
  • virtualbox-ose >= 1.5.6-33.2
  • virtualbox-ose-guest-tools >= 1.5.6-33.2
  • xorg-x11-driver-virtualbox-ose >= 1.5.6-33.2