6.1.16  / 20-10-2020

VirtualBox

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. It's quite feature rich, high performance yet is freely available as an Open Source Software.


Presently, it runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0+, DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

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Most Recent Changes

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

  • VMM: Fixed random memory corruption and XMM register state corruption inside the VM when Hyper-V is used (bug #19695)

  • VMM: Fixed VMSVGA 3D support with Linux guests when Hyper-V is used (bug #19884)

  • GUI: Fixed some Qt related crashes on macOS Big Sur

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integration: Fixed network integration not working behind some proxies

  • USB: Mask out remote wake capability to avoid unresponsive devices

  • Audio: Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep (bug #18594)

  • Serial: Keep transferring data if the status line monitoring fails

  • Serial: Fixed blocking a re-connect when TCP mode is used (bug only accepts a connection once => fixed in ... (new)">#19878)

  • HPET: Fixed inability of guests to use the last timer

  • VBoxManage: Fixed detection of system locale when running 'VBoxManage unattended install' without --locale (bug #19856)

  • macOS host: Installer on Big Sur is now reminding user that system has to be rebooted to load the installed KEXTs

  • Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.9 (bug #19845)

  • Linux guest: Workaround to improve resizing of 32-bit VMs with VMSVGA graphics controller, and do not try to use RandR version 1.3 due to bugs causing the X server to hang

  • Linux guest: Fixed VBoxService crashing in the CPU hot-plug service under certain circumstances during a CPU hot-unplug event (bugs #19902 and #19903)

  • Linux guest: Fixed Guest additions build for RHEL 8.3 beta (bug #19863)