vbox3 tcl privilege escalation

vbox3-tcl-privilege-escalation (14170) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


vbox3 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to drop privileges prior to execution by the tcl script. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges on the vulnerable system.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of vbox3 ( or later), available from the vbox3 Web site. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest vbox3 package ( or later), as listed in DSA-418-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


  • vbox3 Web site: vbox3.
  • BID-9381: VBox3 For ISDN4Linux Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0015: vbox3 0.1.8 and earlier does not properly drop privileges before executing a user-provided TCL script, which allows local users to gain privileges.
  • DSA-418: vbox3 -- privilege leak
  • OSVDB ID: 34359: myFlash Plugin for WordPress myflash-button.php wpPATH Parameter Remote File Inclusion

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • smarden.org vbox3 prior to


Jun 04, 2003

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