Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.28 released with various fixes

Last updated: September 15, 2017


Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.28, a new maintenance release for the 5.1 series, was released recently with various important bug fixes.

Changes in VirtualBox 5.1.28 include:

  • Fix accidental crashes when using the AC’97 sound emulation
  • Fix crash when default audio input or output devices have changed
  • Fix audio recording when using the ALSA backend
  • Fix audio handle leak when using the OSS backend
  • E1000: fixed a crash related to VLAN traffic over internal network
  • OVF: when importing an appliance with XHCI controller, don’t add an OHCI controller.
  • NAT: apply --natbindip1 to TCP connections
  • Fix in Mac OS X a GUI crash if Spotlight is used from file dialogs
  • Fix in Mac OS X mouse events did not reach host windows behind the transparent VM window
  • Fix creating fixed sized VDI images in Linux host.
  • Fix for Linux 4.4 of openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • Linux Additions: kernel drm driver support for custom EL7 Linux 3.10 kernel
  • A fix to bridged networking to prevent Windows host crash.

Download Install Virtualbox 5.1.28 in Ubuntu:

The official Linux binaries are available for download at the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

For those who want to add Oracle Linux repository to receive Virtualbox updates using “Software Updater” utility, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher and do:

1. Add the repository for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -cs) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

For Linux Mint 18.x, replace $(lsb_release -cs) in the code with xenial

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

2. Install the gpg key via command:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3. To install virtualbox 5.1 for the first time, run command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1


You can remove Virtualbox Linux repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

To remove Virtualbox 5.1, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove virtualbox-5.1


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