VirtualBox 6.1.36 Update Available to Download

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Last week, Oracle rolled out VirtualBox 6.1.36 along with several bug fixes and improvements. The newest version of the virtualization tool offers support for Linux Kernel 5.18 as well as for the forthcoming Linux Kernel 5.19.

Additionally, VirtualBox 6.1.36 brings Enterprise Linux 9.1 and offers support for Python 3.10. The update reduces the boot time of virtual guests by restricting the Kernel rebuild while it is unnecessary. Following the update, users can now mount the folders represented as a symlink. A few other changes included in the update are:

  • 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 that disrupted mouse interaction with the native file selector on KDE
  • NAT: Prevent issue when host resolver incorrectly returned NXDOMAIN for unsupported queries
  • Audio: General improvements in the 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
  • SDK: Fixed Python bindings incorrectly trying to convert arbitrary byte data into Unicode objects with Python 3, causing exceptions
  • API: Fixed an issue when virtual USB mass storage devices or virtual USB DVD drives are added while the VM is not running and 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
  • 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
  • Linux Host and Guest drivers: Introduced initial support for kernels 5.18, 5.19, and RHEL 9.1 
  • Linux Host and Guest drivers: Better support for kernels built with the clang compiler
  • Solaris Guest Additions: General improvements in the 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
  • 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
  • Windows Guest Additions: Fixed VBoxTray crash on startup in NT4 guests in rare circumstances

For more details, check out the VirtualBox changelog. Lastly, you can download the maintenance release from VirtualBox’s official site.

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