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Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.26 adds support for latest upstream Linux kernel

Simon Coter
Director of Product Management, Oracle Linux and Virtualization


Available today, maintenance release 6.1.26 includes improvements and bug fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1. This release introduces support for the latest upstream Linux kernel 5.13 for the host and for virtual machines running on top of VirtualBox. EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) support for virtual machines has been enhanced. In addition, Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.26 includes the July 2021 Critical Patch Update (CPU) to address security vulnerabilities. 

Notable bug fixes and enhancements include:

  • Guest Additions: Addressed issues on using shared clipboard
  • Audio: Multiple fixes and enhancements

  • Network: Fixed connectivity issue with virtio-net after resuming VM with disconnected link

  • Extension Pack: Fixed issues with USB webcam pass-through on Linux

  • Linux host and guest: Introduce support for SUSE SLES/SLED 15 SP3 kernels

  • Linux Guest Additions

    • Introduce support for Ubuntu specific kernels

    • Fixed mouse pointer offsetting issue for VMSVGA graphics adapter in multi-monitor VM setup

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.26 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 6.1.26 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.


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