Available today, maintenance release 6.1.18 includes improvements and bug fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1. This maintenance release includes improved support for Apple macOS Big Sur and introduces support for the latest upstream Linux kernel 5.10 for the host and for virtual machines running on top of VirtualBox. It allows developers and IT professionals to work and integrate the latest cutting-edge upstream kernel on their preferred devices without disrupting the existing operating environment. In addition, Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.18 delivers the January 2021 Critical Patch Update (CPU) to address security vulnerabilities.
Notable bug fixes and enhancements include:
Nested Virtualization: Fixed hangs when executing SMP nested-guests under certain conditions on Intel hosts
OCI integration: Cloud Instance parameters parsing is improved on import
macOS host: Multiple optimizations for BigSur
Audio: Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep
Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.10
Shared Folder: Fixed error with remounting on Linux guests
Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.18 is available for download for multiple platforms such as Linux, macOS, Windows, and Oracle Solaris. For a complete list of bug fixes and enhancements, visit Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.18 changelog.
Oracle VM VirtualBox, the world’s most popular open source, cross-platform, virtualization software, enables developers to deliver code faster by running multiple operating systems on a single device. IT teams and solution providers use VirtualBox to reduce operational costs and shorten the time needed to securely deploy applications on-premises and to the cloud.
For more information about Oracle VM VirtualBox, please visit www.oracle.com/virtualbox.