Reflections on virtualization security and the VENOM vulnerability

Virtualization is undoubtedly a great IT tool that enables organizations to quickly run new instances of servers and workstations, helps isolate environments, and allows for a more efficient use of the IT infrastructure.

In this podcast recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2015, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the benefits, challenges and security implications of virtualization.

He also discusses VENOM, a security vulnerability in the virtual floppy drive code used by many computer virtualization platforms. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to escape from the confines of an affected virtual machine guest and potentially obtain code-execution access to the host.

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Reflections on virtualization security and the VENOM vulnerability