Ticket #6489 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

USB camera always enabled

Reported by: mwisnicki Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I have USB2 (UVC-compatible) webcam connected to my host that has activity led indicating whether camera is enabled.

Whenever I start virtual machine my camera's led turns on and stays that way until VM shutdown. This happens even if I completely disable USB support in VM configuration.
I can still use camera in host system but it's really annoying and has security/privacy implications - I wouldn't know if some malware was observing me ;)

At the very least USB devices should not be molested if USB is disabled. It would be even nicer if that was true with USB enabled - for every device that is not attached to any running guest.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mwisnicki

Host is Windows 7 x64

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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