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Category:Privilege escalation
Title:Oracle VirtualBox Guest-to-Host Escape E1000 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (Linux)
Summary:The host is installed with Oracle VirtualBox; and is prone to privilege escalation vulnerability.
The host is installed with Oracle VirtualBox
and is prone to privilege escalation vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw exists in the Intel PRO/1000 MT
Desktop (82540EM) network adapter in Network Address Translation (NAT) mode
called the E1000.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow an attacker
with root/administrator privileges in a guest to escape to a host ring3. Then the
attacker can use existing techniques to escalate privileges to ring 0 via

Affected Software/OS:
Oracle VirtualBox versions 5.2.20 and
before on Linux.

No known solution is available as of 05th February, 2019.
Information regarding this issue will be updated once solution details are available.

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CVSS Vector:

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