VirtualBox 5.2 的 0day 爆破...

Hacker News Daily 上看到「VirtualBox E1000 Guest-to-Host Escape」這篇,講 VirtualBox 5.2 的機器上 E1000 + NAT 模式的爆破... 另外在 Hacker News 上的討論也提到了很多這樣做的背景:「VirtualBox E1000 Guest-to-Host Escape | Hacker News」。

Oracle 對社群的態度 (無論是 open source community 或是 security community) 都一直是社群很不爽的事情。

這次爆破的發現人之前找到一個 VirtualBox 的 security bug (參考「SSD Advisory – VirtualBox VRDP Guest-to-Host Escape」),回報後先是回應他們在處理中,然後被發現 VirtualBox 在 5.2.18 修掉了,但是完全沒有提到安全性問題的事情。所以這次作者也懶得囉唆了,找到就 full disclosure 出來。

作者給的 workaround 有兩個,優先建議暫時先用 PCnet 系列的界面,如果不行的話,至少不要用 NAT。

作者發表後沒多久馬上就有 5.2.22 推出,不過看 changelog 應該是沒有修正這個問題?(或是修掉又沒提...)

Microsoft Azure 宣佈正式支援 FreeBSD

Microsoft Azure 宣佈支援 FreeBSD:「Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image」,Microsoft 的正式公告在這:「FreeBSD now available in Azure Marketplace」。

Microsoft 所作的 patch 都有進 10.3-RELEASE 裡,主要是對於 Hyper-V 虛擬化後的效能補強:

The majority of the investments we make at the kernel level to enable network and storage performance were up-streamed into the FreeBSD 10.3 release, so anyone who downloads a FreeBSD 10.3 image from the FreeBSD Foundation will get those investments from Microsoft built in to the OS.

像是 10Gbps 網路這部份就有明顯的改善:

For example, our measured networking throughput on a 10Gb network on FreeBSD 10.1 was 2Gbps. With 10.3, we’ve been able to achieve over 9Gbps in testing


Google 加倍對 Chromebook 訪客模式的攻擊獎金

Google 決定加倍對 Chromebook 訪客模式下攻陷系統的獎金:「After 0 successful submissions, Google doubles top reward for hacking a Chromebook to $100,000」。


Last year, Google introduced a $50,000 reward for the persistent compromise of a Chromebook in guest mode. The company’s security team says it hasn’t received a single successful submission.


As such, Google has doubled the bounty, which was already the top Chrome reward, to $100,000. The company really wants someone to hack Chrome OS to pieces. “That said, great research deserves great awards, so we’re putting up a standing six-figure sum, available all year round with no quotas and no maximum reward pool,” Google declared.