VirtualBox

VirtualBox 6.1.34

VirtualBox 6.1.34 (released March 22 2022)

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

  • VMM: Fix instruction emulation for "cmpxchg16b"
  • GUI: Improved GUI behavior on macOS Big Sur and later when kernel extensions are not loaded
  • EHCI: Addressed an issue with handling short packets (bug #20726)
  • Storage: Fixed a potential hang during disk I/O when the host I/O cache is disabled (bug #20875)
  • NVMe: Fixed loading saved state when nothing is attached to it (bug #20791)
  • DevPcBios: Addressed an issue which resulted in rejecting the detected LCHS geometry when the head count was above 16
  • virtio-scsi: Improvements
  • E1000: Improve descriptor handling
  • VBoxManage: Fixed handling of command line arguments with incomplete quotes (bug #20740)
  • VBoxManage: Improved 'natnetwork list' output
  • VBoxManage: NATNetwork: Provide an option (--ipv6-prefix) to set IPv6 prefix
  • VBoxManage: NATNetwork: Provide an option (--ipv6-default) to advertise default IPv6 route (bug #20714)
  • VBoxManage: Fix documentation of "usbdevsource add" (bug #20849)
  • Networking: General improvements in IPv4 and IPv6 area (bug #20714)
  • OVF Import: Allow users to specify a different storage controller and/or controller port for hard disks when importing a VM
  • Unattended install: Improvements
  • Shared Clipboard: Improved HTML clipboard handling for Windows host
  • MacOS host: Fix handling of non-ASCII characters in the guest control functionality (bug #20792)
  • Linux host and guest: Introduced initial support for kernel 5.17
  • Solaris package: Fixes for API access from Python
  • Solaris IPS package: Suppress dependency on libpython2.7.so.*
  • Linux host and guest: Fixes for Linux kernel 5.14
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed guest screen resize for older guests which are running libXrandr older than version 1.4
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for RHEL 8.6 kernels (bug #20877)
  • Windows guest: Make driver install smarter
  • Solaris guest: Addressed an issue which prevented VBox GAs 6.1.30 or 6.1.32 from being removed in Solaris 10 guests (bug #20780)
  • EFI: Fixed booting from FreeBSD ISO images (bug #19910)
VirtualBox 6.1.32 (released January 18 2022)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: Changed the guest RAM management when using Hyper-V to be more compatible with HVCI (bug #20627 and #20694)
  • VMM: Workaround for OS/2 guest unstability on newer AMD CPUs due to a missing TLB flush in OS/2 (bug #20625)
  • GUI: Fixed keyboard focus loss in rare circumstances when using the mini toolbar in fullscreen mode
  • Audio: Fixed accidental creation of empty debug log file when the OSS audio backend was configured
  • E1000: Fix link status reporting for certain Linux kernels (some Oracle Linux ones, probably more)
  • Unattended installation: Fixed regression introduced in 6.1.28, causing partitioning failure for Windows XP to 10 (bug #20769)
  • Solaris host: Fixed regression in installer, failed on Solaris 10
  • Solaris host: Fix packaging regression, make vboxshell.py executable
  • Linux host: Fix access to some USB devices, device class was not correctly handled (bug #20721)
  • Guest: Fixed wrong mouse position if guest is in text mode
  • Guest Control: Fixed folders copying from host to guest and from guest to host
  • Guest Control: Fixes for UNICODE handling
  • Shared Clipboard: Improved HTML content exchange between X11 and Windows guests and hosts
  • OS/2 Additions: Fixed some issues with extended attributes in the shared folders (bug #19453)
VirtualBox 6.1.30 (released November 22 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: Fixed 6.1.28 regression preventing VMs starting when using Hyper-V mode on Windows 10
  • GUI: Fixed inability to complete First Run wizard after browsing for an external image
  • GUI: Fixed crash on macOS Big Sur while browsing for an external image from First Run wizard
  • GUI: Fixed bug on Windows with inability to save taken screenshot under a folder with native name (bug #15561)
  • GUI: Fixed bug on X11 with drag and drop initiated on single mouse click in VM storage settings
  • GUI: Fixed settings check on machines not supporting hardware virtualization
  • GUI: Non critical media related errors should not cause modal pop-up error messages
  • Host-only networking: Fixed crash parsing /etc/vbox/networks.conf
  • DVD: Fixed drive lock handling across VM reset
  • VBoxHeadless: Fixed crash when running on macOS Monterey (bug #20636)
  • VBoxManage: Fixed incorrect help text for "hostonlyif"
  • vboximg-mount: Error message if no image is specified
  • macOS host: fix multiple bugs specific to macOS Monterey in installer and startup of kernel extensions
  • macOS host: show message indicating the unsupported CPU on M1 based Macs and abort installation
  • Linux host: For all distribution specific packages (deb/rpm format) fix the packaging so that the feature for unattended installation of guest OSes works
  • Linux host and guest: Introduced initial support for kernel 5.16
  • Shared Clipboard: Improved communication between guest and host when guest has no clipboard data to report
  • Linux Guest Additions: Allow running only one VBoxDRMClient instance (bug #19373)
Für Windows 11 ist nun Passthrough von TPM 2.0 an die VM möglich.

VirtualBox 6.1.28 (released October 19 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: Fixed guru meditation while booting nested-guests accessing debug registers under certain conditions
  • UI: Bug fixes for touchpad-based scrolling
  • VMSVGA: Fixed VM black screen issue on first resize after restoring from saved state (bug #20067)
  • VMSVGA: Fixed display corruption on Linux Mint (bug #20513)
  • Storage: Fixed a possible write error under certain circumstances when using VHD images (bug #20512)
  • Network: Multiple updates in virtio-net device support
  • Network: Disconnecting cable in saved VM state now is handled properly by virtio-net
  • Network: More administrative control over network ranges, see user manual
  • NAT: Fixed not rejecting TFTP requests with absolute pathnames (bug #20589)
  • Audio: Fixed VM session aborting after PC hibernation (bug #20516)
  • Audio: Fixed setting the line-in volume of the HDA emulation on modern Linux guests
  • Audio: Fixed resuming playback of the AC'97 emulation while a snapshot has been taken
  • API: Added bindings support for Python 3.9 (bug #20252)
  • API: Fixed rare hang of VM when changing settings at runtime
  • Linux host: Improved kernel modules installation detection which prevents unnecessary modules rebuild
  • Windows Host: Sped up large page allocations on Windows 8 and later
  • Windows Host: Fixed VBoxHeadless process sticking around after VM is closed (bug #20574)
  • Host Services: Shared Clipboard: Prevent guest clipboard reset when clipboard sharing is disabled (bug #20487)
  • Host Services: Shared Clipboard over VRDP: Fixed to continue working when guest service reconnects to host (bug #20366)
  • Host Services: Shared Clipboard over VRDP: Fixed preventing remote RDP client to hang when guest has no clipboard data to report
  • Linux Host and Guest: Introduced initial support for kernels 5.14 and 5.15
  • Linux Host and Guest: Introduced initial support for RHEL 8.5 kernel
  • Windows Guest: Introduced Windows 11 guest support, including unattended installation
VirtualBox 6.1.26 (released July 28 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMSVGA: fixed VM screen artifacts after restoring from saved state (bug #20067)
  • Storage: Fixed audio endianness for certain CUE sheet CD/DVD images.
  • VBoxHeadless: Running VM will save its state on host shutdown
  • VBoxManage: Fix OS detection for Ubuntu 20.10 ISO with unattended install
  • Linux Additions: Fixed mouse pointer offsetting issue for VMSVGA graphics adapter in multi-monitor VM setup (6.1.24 regression)
VirtualBox 6.1.24 (released July 20 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • Storage: Fixed starting a VM if a device is attached to a VirtIO SCSI port higher than 30 (bug #20213)
  • Storage: Improvement to DVD medium change signaling
  • Serial: Fixed a the guest missing interrupts under certain circumstances (6.0 regression, bug #18668)
  • Audio: Multiple fixes and enhancements
  • Network: Fixed connectivity issue with virtio-net after resuming VM with disconnected link
  • Network: Fixed UDP GSO fragmentation issue with missing 8 bytes of payload at the end of the first fragment
  • API: Fixed VM configuration for recent Windows Server versions
  • Extension Pack: Fixed issues with USB webcam pass-through on Linux
  • Host and guest driver: Fix small memory leak (bug #20280)
  • Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.13 (bug #20456)
  • Linux host and guest: Introduce support for SUSE SLES/SLED 15 SP3 kernels (bug #20396)
  • Linux host: Installer will not attempt to build kernel modules if system already has them installed and modules versions match current version
  • Windows host: Fix DLL signature validation to work better with an invalid certificate
  • Guest Additions: Fixed crash on using shared clipboard (bug #19165)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introduce support for Ubuntu specific kernels (bug #20325)
  • Solaris guest: Increased default memory and disk sizes
  • EFI: Support network booting with the E1000 network controller emulation
  • EFI: Stability improvements (bug #20090)
VirtualBox 6.1.22 (released April 29 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: Improved performance of 64-bit Windows and Solaris guests when Hyper-V is used on recent Windows 10 hosts
  • VMM: Fixed frequent crashes of 64-bit Windows Vista and Server 2003 guests when Hyper-V is used
  • GUI: Fixed regression where user was not able to save unset default shortcuts (bug #20305)
  • Storage: Fixed regression in LsiLogic SAS controller emulation caused VM crash (bug #20323)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed issue when it was not possible to run executables from mounted share (bug #20320)
VirtualBox 6.1.20 (released April 20 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: Fixed extremely poor VM performance depending on the timing of various actions (regression in 6.1.0)
  • VMM: Fixed guest OS hanging under certain circumstances when Hyper-V is present (bug #20141)
  • VMM: Fixed Guru Meditation error when using a nested hypervisor under certain circumstances (bug #20175)
  • VMM: Fixed a SMAP related host panic affecting Solaris 11.4 systems with Intel Haswell CPUs or later (bug #16068)
  • OCI: Add cloud-init support for export to OCI and for OCI instance creation
  • GUI: Fixed "Delete all files" leaving behind Logs/VBoxUI.log (bug #20235)
  • Audio: Multiple fixes and enhancements
  • Audio: Fixed detection of duplex audio devices on macOS (5.0 regression; bug #20171)
  • Network: Fixed link status reporting for "not attached" adapters
  • Network: Fixed connectivity issues with e1000 in OS/2 guests (6.1.18 regression; bug #20148)
  • Network: Fixed VxWorks e1000 driver compatibility issue (bug #20182)
  • Network: Fixed GUI checks for port forwarding rules rejecting IPv6 with "Nat Network" (bug #14847)
  • DHCP: Don't crash in the presence of fixed address assignments (bug #20128)
  • Serial: Fixed possible VM hang when using the a serial port in disconnected mode (bug #19854)
  • Webcam: Fixed interoperability with v4l2loopback and fixed a crash under certain circumstances (bug #20176)
  • NVMe: Fixed sporadic Windows VM hang or reboot on high CPU load
  • VBoxManage: Allow changing network adapter attachment of a saved VM with "modifyvm"
  • vboximg-mount: Fix for argument processing to honor the '--root' option (6.0 regression; bug #20073)
  • Linux host and guest: Support kernel versions 5.11 (bug #20198) and 5.12
  • Linux host: Maximum MTU size increased to 16110 for host-only adapters on Linux kernels 4.10+ (bug #19122)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fix vboxvideo module compilation for kernel version 5.10.x
  • Linux Guest Additions: Fixed kernel module build for RHEL 8.4 beta and CentOS Stream (bug #20289)
VirtualBox 6.1.18 (released January 19 2021)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • Nested VM: Fixed hangs when executing SMP nested-guests under certain conditions on Intel hosts (bug #19315, #19561)
  • OCI integration: Cloud Instance parameters parsing is improved on import (bug #19156)
  • Network: UDP checksum offloading in e1000 no longer produces zero checksums (bug #19930)
  • Network: Fixed Host-Only Ethernet Adapter DHCP, guest os can not get IP on host resume (bug #19620)
  • NAT: Fixed mss parameter handing (bug #15256)
  • macOS host: Multiple optimizations for BigSur
  • Audio: Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep (bug #18594)
  • Documentation: Some content touch-up and table formatting fixes
  • Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.10 (bug #20055)
  • Solaris host: Fix regression breaking VGA text mode since version 6.1.0
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting CentOS 8.2-2004 and later (bug #20091)
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting Linux kernels 3.2.0 through 3.2.50 (bug #20006)
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a VM segfault on copy with shared clipboard with X11 (bug #19226)
  • Shared Folder: Fixed error with remounting on Linux guests
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