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Vulnerability of VirtualBox: privilege escalation via DevE1000-e1kXmitPending

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker, inside a guest system, can bypass restrictions via DevE1000::e1kXmitPending() of VirtualBox, in order to escalate his privileges on the host system.
Impacted systems: openSUSE Leap, VirtualBox.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 08/11/2018.
Références of this alert: 12, openSUSE-SU-2018:3876-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27725.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker, inside a guest system, can bypass restrictions via DevE1000::e1kXmitPending() of VirtualBox, in order to escalate his privileges on the host system.
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This computer threat announce impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, VirtualBox.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity alert.

Solutions for this threat 

VirtualBox: version 5.2.22.
The version 5.2.22 is fixed, but the changelog does not indicate it:
  https://www.virtualbox.org/

openSUSE Leap: new virtualbox packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: virtualbox 5.2.22-63.1
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: virtualbox 5.2.22-lp150.4.23.1
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