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VirtualBox updated to 4.1.20

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Date: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012, 06:20
Category: News, Software

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VirtualBox, an open source x86 virtualization project available for free has just hit version 4.1.20. The new version, a 101.3 megabyte download, features the following fixes and changes:

– VMM: fixed a crash under rare circumstances for VMs running without hardware virtualization.

– VMM: fixed a code analysis bug for certain displacement instructions for VMs running without hardware virtualization.

– VMM: fixed an interpretion bug for TPR read instructions under rare conditions (AMD-V only).

– Snapshots: fixed a crash when restoring an old snapshot when powering off a VM (bugs #9604, #10491).

– VBoxSVC: be more tolerant against environment variables with strange encodings (bug #8780).

– VGA: fixed wrong access check which might cause a crash under certain conditions.

– NAT: final fix for crashes under rare conditions (bug #10513).

– Virtio-net: fixed the problem with receiving of GSO packets in Windows XP guests causing packet loss in host-to-VM transfers.

– HPET: several fixes (bugs #10170, #10306).

– Clipboard: disable the clipboard by default for new VMs.

– BIOS: the PCI BIOS was not properly detected with the chipset type set to ICH9 (bugs #9301, #10327).

– Mac OS X hosts: adaptions to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

– Linux Installer: fixes for Gentoo Linux (bug #10642).

– Linux guests: fixed mouse integration on Fedora 17 guests (bug #2306).

– Linux Additions: compile fixes for RHEL/CentOS 6.3 (bug #10756).

– Linux Additions: compile fixes for Linux 3.5-rc1 and Linux 3.6-rc1 (bug #10709).

– Solaris host: fixed a guru meditation while allocating large pages (bug #10600).

– Solaris host: fixed possible kernel panics while freeing memory.

– Solaris Installer: fixed missing icon for menu and desktop shortcuts.

VirtualBox 4.1.20 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback, please let us know.

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