[vbox-dev] CTRL+V shared between users and instances?

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Thu Mar 8 14:11:22 PST 2012

On Thursday 08 March 2012 20:47:39 Stéphane Charette wrote:
> I saw this come across my twitter stream today and wondered if it was real:
> Virtualbox is accidentally sharing clipboards between people accessing VBs
> > on the same host machine. Good for some "WTF?" CTRL+V moments.
> Is this real?  There would be some serious security implications for us if
> this is actually the case.

Any more information about which host and which guest? VirtualBox is a
user-space application and therefore can only access resources available
to the user which started the VM. And the clipboard is no exception from
that rule.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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