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A new version of VirtualBox has been released with various bug fixes.





VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

New in 6.1.36:

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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