VirtualBox

VirtualBox 7.0.14

VirtualBox 7.0.14 (released January 16 2024)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Audio: Added more fixes for switching host audio devices on Windows hosts using the WAS backend
  • 3D: Added general improvements
  • OCI: Fixed wrong guest RAM unit usage in VirtualSystemDescription, memory is provided in bytes, "Byte" is the base unit
  • Main: OVF Import/Export: Added support for importing and exporting VMs containing NVMe storage controllers (bug #19320)
  • Main: OVF Import/Export: Added support for exporting a VM which contains a medium inserted into a virtual CD/DVD drive which is attached to a Virtio-SCSI controller
  • Devices: Fixed a problem where Windows guests "forget" in-progress touch events when the user holds down a finger without moving it for a period of time.
  • macOS Host USB: Added support for newer storage devices
  • macOS Host: Fixed memory Leak in the VBoxIntNetSwitch process when VM was configured to use 'Internal Networking' (bug #21752)
  • Linux Host and Guest: Added initial support for RHEL 9.4 kernel
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed kernel panic on RHEL 8.9 kernel caused by vboxvideo (bugs #10381 and #21911)
  • Solaris Guest Additions: Added support for the Additions to be installed into an alternate root path ('pkgadd -R')
  • Solaris Guest Additions: Removed requirement to reboot VM after uninstalling GAs
  • RDP: Fix possible crash when connecting with the Apple Silicon variant of the Microsoft Remote Desktop application (bug #21820).
  • BIOS: Fixed handle number used for DMI OEM table (bug #19781)
VirtualBox 7.0.12 (released October 17 2023)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: Fixed using a debugger inside the guest under certain circumstances (bugs #21413 and #21546)
  • VMM: Fixed detection of VT-x being used by other hypervisors (bug #21867)
  • VMM: Introduced additional improvements in Split Lock Detection feature of recent Intel CPUs on Linux hosts (bug #20180)
  • GUI: Fixed issue when the nested hardware virtualization setting was not displayed in the VM details panel (bug #21707)
  • GUI: Introduced NLS update for Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch and Turkish languages as well as added general look-and-feel improvements
  • Devices: Fixed black screen in Windows guests with multiple guest screens when 3D is disabled (7.0.10 regression)
  • Devices: Fixed PCI device identifiers for the VirtIO network interface (bug #21516)
  • Devices: Fixed VLAN support for the VirtIO network interface (bug #21778)
  • Devices: Fixed loading saved states when a TPM is configured (7.0.10 regression, bug #21773)
  • Networking: Fixed memory leaks in the VBoxIntNetSwitch process on macOS (bug #21752)
  • Networking: Fixed TCP connections with IP addresses ending on .2 when the NAT network attachment is used (bug #21513)
  • Audio: Fixed switching host audio devices on Windows hosts using the WAS backend (bugs #20431, #21517, #20630 and #20723)
  • VRDP: Added general improvements
  • VBoxManage: Added improvements for "list usbfilters" command
  • Unattended: Added kick start file support for Oracle Linux 8 and Oracle Linux 9.
  • Main: Added more Linux OS subtypes
  • Host Services: Fixed Guest Properties service crash under rare circumstance
  • Linux Host and Guest: Fixed few "field-spanning write" kernel warnings (bugs #21410 and #21862)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added more fixes for RHEL 8.9 and 9.3 kernel
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added more fixes for kernel 6.4
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added initial support for OpenSUSE 15.5 kernel
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added initial support for kernels 6.5 and 6.6
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added version reporting for "rcvboxadd status-kernel" and "rcvboxadd status-user" commands
  • BIOS: Restored support for ISA SCSI HBAs in the BIOS (bug #21736)
VirtualBox 7.0.10 (released July 18 2023)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:


  • OCI: Introduced general improvements
  • VMM: Fixed sluggish performance starting with macOS Ventura 13.3 (bug #21563, bug#21596)
  • VMM: Fixed a bug while walking page tables while executing nested VMs causing flooding of the release log as a consequence (Intel hosts only, bug #21551)
  • GUI: Added general improvements
  • TPM: Fixed a crash when a VM has a TPM version 1.2 configured (bug #21622)
  • 3D: Initial support for OpenGL 4.1
  • 3D: Fixed various graphics issues with Windows 11 guests (bugs #21136, #21515)
  • Guest Control/VBoxManage: Fixed parameter "--ignore-orphaned-processes"
  • Guest Control/VBoxManage: Fixed behavior of how handling argument 0 for a started guest process works: One can now explicitly specify it with the newly added option "--arg0". This will effectively restore the behavior of former VirtualBox versions
  • Audio: Also use the PulseAudio backend when pipewire-pulse is running instead of falling back to ALSA (bug #21575)
  • NAT: Adjusted UDP proxy timeout from 18-21 to 21-24 range to respect intended 20 second timeout (bug #21560)
  • Linux Host: Added initial support for Indirect Branch Tracking (bug #21435)
  • Linux Host: Added initial support for kernel 6.5 (NOTE: Guest Additions do not support kernel 6.5 yet)
  • Solaris Host: Introduced general improvements in the installer area
  • Linux Host and Guest: Improved condition check when kernel modules need to be signed
  • Linux Host and Guest: Added initial support for RHEL 8.8 (bug #21692), 8.9 (bug #21690) and 9.3 (bugs #21598 and #21671) kernels
  • MacOS Host and Guest: Introduced general improvements in the installer area
  • Windows Host and Guest: Introduced ECDSA support (bug #21621)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed issue when kernel modules were rebuilt on each boot when guest system has no X11 installed
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added initial support for kernel 6.4
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed issue when vboxvideo module reloading caused kernel panic in some guests (bug #21740)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduced general improvements in the installer area
  • Windows Guest Additions: Introduced general improvements in graphics drivers area
VirtualBox 7.0.8 (released April 18 2023)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: Fixed EFLAGS.TF handling for CPUID instructions when Hyper-V is used (bug #17961)
  • VMM: Fixed MONITOR/MWAIT crash with Solaris guests when Hyper-V is used on Windows 11
  • VMM: Introduced general improvements in nested visualization area
  • VMM: Fixed triple fault related guru meditations for UEFI guests starting with macOS Ventura 13.3 (bug #21563)
  • GUI: Brought back Restore current snapshot checkbox of Close VM dialog (bugs #21189, #21491)
  • GUI: Fixes and validation for VM settings USB filters editor, filter port value is now properly saved/restored
  • GUI: Fixes for VM name and OS type embedded editors of Details pane
  • GUI: Cloud related wizards should now propose enabled profiles before disabled
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack: Fixed shipping the cryptographic support module for full VM encryption
  • E1000: Fixed possible guru meditation when changing network attachments (bug #21488)
  • virtio-net: Follow up fixes for FreeBSD 12.3 and pfSense 2.6.0 (bug #21201)
  • 3D: Fixed various graphics issues with Windows 7 guests (bugs #21129, #21196, #21208, #21521)
  • Main/UefiVariableStore: Added API to add signatures to the MOK list (Machine Owner Key)
  • VBoxManage: Introduced modifynvram enrollmok sub-command to enroll Machine Owner Key into NVRAM, so Linux guest kernel can pick it up in order to verify signature of modules signed with this key
  • Guest Control/Main: Fixed deleting files via built-in toolbox
  • Linux host: Added possibility to bypass kernel modules signature verification once VBOX_BYPASS_MODULES_SIGNATURE_CHECK="1" is specified in /etc/vbox/vbox.cfg, useful in case if Linux distribution does not provide necessary tools to verify kernel module signature
  • Linux Guest Additions and host Installer: Improved detection if system is running systemd as the init process
  • Linux Guest Additions and host drivers: Introduce initial support for kernel 6.3
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added possibility to bypass kernel modules signature verification once VBOX_BYPASS_MODULES_SIGNATURE_CHECK="1" is specified in /etc/virtualbox-guest-additions.conf, useful in case if Linux distribution does not provide necessary tools to verify kernel module signature
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added experimental support for kernel modules and user services reloading in the end of installation process, thus guest system reboot after Guest Additions (7.0.8 and newer) upgrade is no longer required in general case
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed vboxvideo build issue with RHEL 8.7, 9.1 and 9.2 kernels (bugs #21446 and #21450)
VirtualBox 7.0.6 (released January 17 2023)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: Fixed guru running the FreeBSD loader on older Intel CPUs without unrestricted guest support (bug #21332)
  • GUI: Fixed virtual machines grouping when VM was created or modified in command line (bugs #11500, #20933)
  • GUI: Introduced generic changes in settings dialogs
  • VirtioNet: Fixed broken network after loading saved state (bug #21172)
  • Storage: Added support for increasing the size of the following VMDK image variants: monolithicFlat, monolithicSparse, twoGbMaxExtentSparse, twoGbMaxExtentFlat
  • VBoxManage: Added missing --directory switch for guestcontrol mktemp command
  • Mouse Integration: Guest was provided with extended host mouse state (bug #21139)
  • DnD: Introduced generic improvements
  • Guest Control: Fixed handling creation mode for temporary directories (bug #21394)
  • Linux Host and Guest: Added initial support for building UEK7 kernel on Oracle Linux 8
  • Linux Host and Guest: Added initial support for RHEL 9.1 kernel
  • Windows Host: Fixed support for VM autostart (bug#21349)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Added initial support for kernel 6.2 for vboxvideo
  • Audio: The "--audio" option in VBoxManage is now marked as deprecated; please use "--audio-driver" and "--audio-enabled" instead. This will allow more flexibility when changing the driver and/or controlling the audio functionality
VirtualBox 7.0.4 (released November 18 2022)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: Added nested paging support for nested virtualization (Intel hosts only)
  • VMM: Fixed rare guru meditations with certain guests on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) (bug #21237)
  • VMM: Fixed possible VM process crash on Windows hosts when Hyper-V is used with certain guests (bug #21174)
  • VMM: Fixed Windows XP guest hang or BSOD on AMD CPUs under certain circumstances (bug #21256)
  • GUI: Various bugfixes for the Guest Control file manager
  • GUI: Added more informative file operations in the Guest Control file manager
  • GUI: Added an option to the global settings (the display page) to resize user interface font
  • GUI: Fixed a regression in new vm wizard. Selected virtual disks are no longer deleted when the wizard is cancelled (bug #21244)
  • GUI: Added a new menu item to the devices menu to optionally upgrade the guest additions.
  • VirtioSCSI: Fixed recognition of the virtio SCSI controller by the EFI firmware (bug #21200)
  • VirtioSCSI: Fixed hang when shutting down the VM if the virtio SCSI controller is used (bug #21144)
  • virtio-net: Workaround a bug in the virtio-net driver included in FreeBSD version up to 12.3 which renders the device non functional (bug #21201)
  • Storage: Fixed I/O errors with the VirtioSCSI controller when the host I/O cache is enabled (bug #19717)
  • VBoxManage: Fixed regression when 'createmedium disk --variant RawDisk' command resulted in invalid .vmdk file (bug #21125)
  • Main: Restored input pointing device behavior in multi-monitor VM configuration (bug #21137)
  • Main: Fixed progress indication during automatic Linux Guest Additions installation
  • Guest Control: Fixed path handling issues (bug #21095)
  • 3D: Fixed VM process crash on macOS with 3D enabled (bug #21232)
  • Linux Host and Guest: General improvements in startup scripts
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for RHEL 8.7 and 9.2 kernels (bug #21272, #21258)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for SLES 15.4 kernels
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed kernel modules rebuild behavior on system shutdown
VirtualBox 7.0.2 (released October 20 2022)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • 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)
VirtualBox 7.0.0 (released October 10 2022)

This is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • Virtual machines can be fully encrypted now, including the VM config logs and saved states (CLI only for now)
  • OCI: Cloud virtual machines can be added to Virtual Machine Manager and controlled as local VMs
  • OCI: Cloud networks can now be configured via Network Manager tool same way as it is done for Host-only and NAT networks
  • GUI: Added a new utility similar to "top" or "resource monitor" which lists peformance statistics (CPU usage, RAM usage, disk I/O rate, etc.) of running guests
  • GUI: Reworked the new vm wizard to integrate the unattended guest OS installation and to have a more streamlined work flow
  • GUI: Added a new help viewer widget which enables the user manual to be navigated and searched
  • GUI: Adding new notification center unifying most of running progresses and error reporting around the GUI
  • GUI: Improved theme support on all platforms. Linux and macOS use native engine while for Windows host it is separately implemented.
  • GUI: Large icon update.
  • Audio recording: Now using Vorbis as the default audio format for WebM containers. Opus is no longer being used.
  • Audio: Added "default" host driver type to make it possible to move VMs (appliances) between different platforms without the need of changing the audio driver explicitly. When the "default" driver is selected, the best audio backend option for a platform will be used. This is the default for newly created VMs.
  • Guest Control: Implemented initial support for automatic updating of Guest Additions for Linux guests
  • Guest Control: Implemented ability to wait for and/or reboot the guest when updating Guest Additions via VBoxManage
  • VBoxManage: Added Guest Control "waitrunlevel" sub-command to make it possible to wait for a guest to reach a certain run level
  • Windows hosts: Added experimental support of running autostarted VMs in session 0, to allow running VMS even when a usser is not being logged in (disabled by default, please consult the manual)
  • macOS host: Dropped all kernel extensions. VirtualBox relies fully on the hypervisor and vmnet frameworks provided by Apple now. At the moment the implementation lacks "Internal Networking" functionality. This will be provided at a later date.
  • macOS host: Providing a Developer Preview package for systems with an Apple silicon CPU. This is unsupported work in progress, and is known to have very modest performance.
  • Linux Guest Additions: Reworked guest screen re-size functionality, added basic integration with some of guest Desktop Environments
  • Devices: Implemented new 3D support based on DirectX 11 (and DXVK on non Windows hosts)
  • Devices: Added virtual IOMMU devices (Intel and AMD variant)
  • Devices: Added virtual TPM 1.2 and 2.0 devices
  • Devices: The EHCI and XHCI USB controller devices are now part of the open source base package
  • EFI: Added support for Secure Boot
  • Debugging: Added experimental support for guest debugging through GDB and highly experimental support for guest debugging through KD/WinDbg
In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

  • OCI: Cloud networking functionality is enhanced for local VMs, now local VMs could be connected to cloud networking
  • GUI: Improved behavior of the virtual machine list and various VM related tools in case multiple items are selected
  • GUI: On available platforms, added a new option to disable the host's screensaver
  • GUI: Reworked global preferences, machine settings and the wizards to improve stability and usability
  • GUI: Improving mouse handling in multi-monitor case on X11 platform
  • GUI: Medium enumeration engine was reworked to improve permormance
  • GUI: NAT Network stuff was moved from global preferences to global Network Manager tool
  • GUI: Extension Pack Manager was moved from global preferences to global tools
  • GUI: Improved overall accessibility
  • GUI: Migrating to recent Qt versions.
VirtualBox 6.1.38 (released September 02 2022)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: Improvements in Native Language Support area
  • Main: OVF Export: Added support for exporting VMs containing Virtio-SCSI controllers
  • Recording settings: Fixed a regression which could cause not starting the COM server (VBoxSVC) under certain circumstances (bug #21034)
  • Recording: More deterministic naming for recorded files (will now overwrite old .webm files if present)
  • Linux Host and Guest Additions installer: Improved check for systemd presence in the system (bug #19033)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for kernel 6.0
  • Linux Guest Additions: Additional fixes for kernel RHEL 9.1 (bug #21065)
  • Windows Guest Additions: Improvements in Drag and Drop area
VirtualBox 6.1.36 (released July 19 2022)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: Fixed possible Linux guest kernel crash when configuring Speculative Store Bypass for a single vCPU VM
  • GUI: In the storage page of the virtual machine settings dialog, fixed a bug which disrupted mouse interaction with the native file selector on KDE
  • NAT: Prevent issue when host resolver incorrectly returned NXDOMAIN for unsupported queries (bug #20977)
  • Audio: General improvements in saved state area
  • Recording: Various fixes for settings handling
  • VGA: Performance improvements for screen updates when VBE banking is used
  • USB: Fixed rare crashes when detaching a USB device
  • ATA: Fixed NT4 guests taking a minute to eject CDs
  • vboximg-mount: Fixed broken write support (bug #20896)
  • SDK: Fixed Python bindings incorrectly trying to convert arbitrary byte data into unicode objects with Python 3, causing exceptions (bug #19740)
  • API: Fixed an issue when virtual USB mass storage devices or virtual USB DVD drives are added while the VM is not running are by default not marked as hot-pluggable
  • API: Initial support for Python 3.10
  • API: Solaris OS types cleanup
  • Windows host: Fixed regression in 6.1.32 leading to guest hangs when Hyper-V is used (bug #20787)
  • Windows host: Fixed possible issues with saving and restoring VM state when using Hyper-V/NEM mode
  • Linux and Solaris hosts: Allow to mount shared folder if it is represented as a symlink on a host side (bug #17491)
  • Linux Host and Guest drivers: Introduced initial support for kernels 5.18, 5.19 and RHEL 9.1 (bugs #20914, #20941)
  • Linux Host and Guest drivers: Better support for kernels built with clang compiler (bugs #20425 and #20998)
  • Solaris Guest Additions: General improvements in installer area
  • Solaris Guest Additions: Fixed guest screen resize in VMSVGA graphics configuration
  • Linux and Solaris Guest Additions: Fixed multi-screen handling in VBoxVGA and VBoxSVGA graphics configuration
  • Linux and Solaris Guest Additions: Added support for setting primary screen via VBoxManage
  • Linux and Solaris Guest Additions: Fixed X11 resources leak when resizing guest screens
  • Linux and Solaris Guest Additions: Fixed file descriptor leak when starting a process using guest control (bug #20902)
  • Linux and Solaris Guest Additions: Fixed guest control executing processes as root
  • Linux Guest Additions: Improved guests booting time by preventing kernel modules from being rebuilt when it is not necessary (bug #20502)
  • Windows Guest Additions: Fixed VBoxTray crash on startup in NT4 guests on rare circumstances
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