VirtualBox 7.0.2 released

Virtualbox[German]Oracle's developers had just released VirtualBox version 7.0.0 (VirtualBox 7.0.0 with Secure Boot and virtual TPM support), and now they have already pushed an update to version 7.0.2. This version is a maintenance update for bug fixes.


According to the changelog, he update of version 7.0.2 should fix the following bugs in previous VirtualBox releases.

  • Known issue: VMs having more than one vCPU configured will not work properly on macOS Catalina due to an unknown memory corruption issue. Either lower the number of vCPUs to 1 or upgrade to BigSur or later where the issue does not occur
  • Main: Fixed issue when VBoxSVC could become unresponsive if Extension Pack was not installed (bug #21167)
  • macOS hosts: Added workaround for a bug in the Hypervisor framework on Catalina causing VERR_NEM_MAP_PAGES_FAILED errors when starting a VM. (bug #21128)
  • macOS hosts: Re-introduced support for internal networking, this is considered a bit experimental still
  • macOS hosts: Fixed VM crash when the guest tries to access a microphone or webcam
  • Windows host: Shared Clipboard: Fixed issue when only 4Kb of host clipboard buffer was accessible to guest (bug #21149)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for kernel 6.1
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed issue when VBoxClient seamless service caused a crash of some X11 applications (bug #21132)
  • Windows hosts: GUI: Fixed missing Qt libraries for vista style and sql driver (bug #21155)
  • GUI: Fixed a glitch in the log viewer which was causing wrong log file to be saved (bug #21156)

The new version of the virtualization software can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux from this download page. It should be noted 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 conditions for the Extension Pack.

Some users at German site complain that VirtualBox 7.x is full of bugs and crashes. There, VirtualBox 6.1.40 from October 11, 2022 is recommended as a platform for virtualization.

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