Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby bird » 9. Oct 2014, 09:05

Hi all!

Test build #6: https://www.virtualbox.org/download/tes ... 68-Win.exe

This only adds better diagnostics (for figuring out evil handles).

@Mucky: Could you give the new build a spin and upload new VBoxStartup.log, please?

Enjoy,
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby RyanSpooner » 9. Oct 2014, 11:10

Just a heads up that build #6 fixed my issue, my VMs now start (though I did have to update the extension pack).

Now if you could only just fix your VBoxWindowsAdditions installer so that it doesn't block installation on Windows 10 which from a driver perspective is identical to 8.1, I would be set...
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby frg » 9. Oct 2014, 13:20

3D trouble with officially ATI 14.4 Windows XP Server 2003 XP64 drivers (they are unsigned):

https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/13480

Please put a switch in the product to disable the hardening routines. They are nothing but trouble and break any suspect configuration they doens't know of. I can live with the risk

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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby bird » 9. Oct 2014, 17:27

Hi All!

Test build #7 is a slightly special build to try find a heap problem that @rexcat is seeing. It's safe to play with, though. :-)

Here's test build #7: https://www.virtualbox.org/download/tes ... 81-Win.exe

@rexcat: Thanks for the process dump. Same problem and location as before. So, I've instrumented that code to better be able to debug it in build #7. Could please try it and provide me with a new minidump in case it still crashes? (No compatibility mods, just plain old, like in the previous annex 1 run.)

@docfxit: Thanks for the dumps. Your VM is working fine, from what I can tell. The guest is idling (HLT or MWAIT instruction). With VBoxHeadless you aren't supposed to see any windows (since 2+ years already).

@RyanSpooner: Test build #7 should include GAs that installs on windows 10.

Enjoy,
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby Jacob Klein » 9. Oct 2014, 18:30

Test Build #7 is **NOT** working for my Windows 10 Technical Preview host anymore (whereas Test Build #6 was working just fine)
The process immediately crashes, and Windows Error Reporting kicks in.

Event Viewer shows the following event, in the Application folder of Windows Logs:

Faulting application name: VirtualBox.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x54369c17
Faulting module name: VBoxRT.dll, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x54369c0c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000013160
Faulting process id: 0x2088
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfe3de216af0a7
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxRT.dll
Report Id: 5f2a966d-4fd1-11e4-95e6-00219bffaeeb
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:


....
0xc0000005 is a NULL REFERENCE exception, right?
You broke it :) I hope you can fix it. I'll uninstall, and reinstall Test Build #6, in the meantime.
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby RelakS » 9. Oct 2014, 18:32

Hehh, I just tried the build #6 again :)

As it is very late now here, I may download #7 tomorrow.

#6 however caused a Host BSOD (see picture attached), and a 0 byte long VBoxStartup.log.

Is there any other log file I could post here, and would show what goes wrong?
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby ggmbira » 9. Oct 2014, 19:52

Virtualbox 4.3.17r96468 on windows 7 sp1. Comodo firewall 7.0.317799.4142

Have the same behaviour as in previous post https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63556&start=60#p298950
I installed version 4.3.17r96426 had some good 1-2 vm starts but today it stopped with the below error
I tried version 4.3.17r96468 but no cigar.

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine windows 8.1.
The virtual machine 'windows 8.1' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). More details may be available in 'D:\VirtualBox\Development\windows 8.1\Logs\VBoxStartup.log'.
Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: Machine
Interface: IMachine {480cf695-2d8d-4256-9c7c-cce4184fa048}

Attaching good and bad logs.
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby bird » 9. Oct 2014, 19:58

@Jacob Klein: Thanks for the detailed report. Thanks to you I now have a idea where in the code the heap corruption @rexcat is seeing might be. I also have a reasonable good chance of reproducing it (installing win10). :-) (0xc0000005 (STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION) is not restricted to NULL pointer violations. In this case it was to a not present page places after a heap allocation in order to catch overruns.)

@RelakS: Looks like the immediate problem is in dgmaster.sys (probably https://digitalguardian.com/ ?). I've requested a trial from them, but I am less than certain they'll respond. Without either a crash dump from the BSOD on your system or a way to reproduce this locally, I don't know I can can work around what looks like bugs in dgmaster.sys. Could you check check C:\Windows\Minidump\ for a file with a creation time shortly after that BSOD occured? Please?

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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby drescherjm » 9. Oct 2014, 20:03

Thanks a lot. I have verified that Virtualbox 4.3.17r96468 works for me with Windows8.1 and Endpoint 12.1.4100.4126

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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby rnewman » 9. Oct 2014, 21:49

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
TrendMicro OfficeScan 11.0.1454
Virtualbox 4.3.17 test build #6 & #7

Testbuild #6 causes the host to hang then reboot. Attachment #1 is the minidump created in /windows/minidump

Testbuild #7 doesn't start and produces an error that virtualbox.exe did not start correctly. Attachment #2 is the files created in /users/rnewman/appdata/local/temp
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby Samaru » 9. Oct 2014, 23:35

hi,

Just to update you. Test build #5 worked for me.
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby bird » 10. Oct 2014, 01:04

@rnewman: Thanks for the minidumps!! Thanks to your dump file, fixing that test build #7 was very easy. :)
Now, the BSOD dump with test build #6 was caused by c:\windows\system32\drivers\sakfile.sys, a file that seems to be part of Trend Micro's Data Loss Prevention Endpoint (formerly Leakproof), though they might be shipping it with other solutions for what I know. It's very clear what they're doing wrong - carelessly accessing user process memory without any __try...__except block - and I might be able to work around it. However to do that, it would be great if you could upload sakfile.sys (I cannot find your version anywhere) as it would help me unwind the stack probably and more easily see what VirtualBox.exe is doing, and thus where it needs fudging.

Cheers,
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby Mucky » 10. Oct 2014, 01:11

Hi bird,

sorry for my late reply. I've installed Test build #6, attached the VBoxStartup.log

Best
Mucky

bird wrote:Hi all!

Test build #6: https://www.virtualbox.org/download/tes ... 68-Win.exe

This only adds better diagnostics (for figuring out evil handles).

@Mucky: Could you give the new build a spin and upload new VBoxStartup.log, please?

Enjoy,
bird.
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby bird » 10. Oct 2014, 03:56

Hi All!

Test build #8: https://www.virtualbox.org/download/tes ... 91-Win.exe

Following fixes since test build #7:
- Should fix the evil handle problem @Mucky was seeing with AVG.
- Fix for heap corruption seen by @rexcat for a long time and a few more with test build #7.

This does not yet even try to fix the BSOD issues reported by @rnewman and @RelakS. I'll post a new build with these after I've caught 3-4 hours sleep.

Cheers,
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Re: Windows 4.3.16 specifically for errors due to security

Postby Jacob Klein » 10. Oct 2014, 04:14

Test build #8, 4.3.17 r96491 ........ appears to be working fine for me on host Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Thank you,
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