VirtualBox 6.0.12 released

Virtualbox[German]Oracle’s developers have released Virtualbox version 6.0.12 on September 3, 2019. It is a maintenance update to fix bugs of earlier versions.


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Fixes in VirtualBox 6.0.12

According to this changelog the maintenance update to version 6.0.12 should fix the following bugs.

  • OCI export: handle empty disk image correctly
  • API: fix potential crash when using the medium I/O functionality
  • VBoxManage: fixed documentation of VBoxManage modifyvm uarttype documentation (bug #18759)
  • Network: scrub inbound TCP URG pointer, working around incorrect OOB handling
  • USB: Improved identification of power-saved devices on Windows hosts
  • Audio: in the AC97 work around buggy guest drivers which reprogram the sampling rate, breaking audio in and/or audio out
  • Windows host: fixed crashes on startup with software trying to inject code into a VM process
  • Linux host and guest: fix kernel module build for SLES 12 SP4 kernel
  • 3D: fixed state saving and loading when the VBoxVGA graphics adapter is used with 3D enabled (bug #18802, 6.0.10 regression)
  • Windows guests: fixed mouse cursor visibility updating
  • Windows guests: fixed graphics corruption in Windows 10 search menu with VBoxSVGA adapter
  • Windows guests: fixed dwm.exe crashes related to the WDDM driver for VBoxSVGA adapter when the VM has lots of RAM
  • MacOS Guest Additions fail to start in 6.0.10 (bug #18793)
  • Windows guests: fixed crashes when using shared folders (bug #18766)
  • Linux guests: unprivileged users unable to create files inside shared folders (bug #18737)
  • Linux guests: improve compatibility of vboxvideo.ko kernel module build logic (bug #18869)

The new version of the virtualization software can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux from this download page. Please note that an updated version of the VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack must also be downloaded and installed. VirtualBox can be used freely, but there are special license terms for the Extension Pack. (via)


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