VirtualBox 4.2.18 has been released!

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Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.18 has been released, this is a maintenance release that comes to fixe many important bugs. According to the announcement the following bugs were fixed :

- VMM: properly handle NMIs on Linux hosts with X2APIC enabled
– VMM: fixed potential crashes with 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts (bug #11979)
– GUI / seamless: properly handle mouse wheel scroll events
– GUI, VBoxManage: when unregistering a VM, also unregister the hard disk images which are used exclusively (bug #10311)
– GUI: prevent crashes under certain conditions on X11 hosts
– 3D: multiscreen fixes (incorrect mouse position, flickers)
– 3D Support: several fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver (multiscreen, seamless)
– Snapshots: made live snapshots work again (bug #9255)
– Teleportation: made it work again (bug #9455)
– VBoxManage: on snapshot take, –pause is default and –live is for doing live snapshots
– VBoxSVC: don’t crash on systems with many VLAN interfaces (Solaris hosts only)
– Network: after the host resumes from suspend, disconnect and reconnect the virtual network cables to force renewing  the DHCP leases for the guests. So far only Mac OS X hosts and Windows hosts (bug #10063).
– NAT: on name server changes force a reconnect of the virtual network cable to notify the guest (Mac OS X hosts only)
– Mac OS X installer: keep previously installed Extension Packs on VirtualBox upgrade
– Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.11 fixes (bug #12001)
– Solaris hosts: fixed a potential kernel panic caused due to unexpected preemption due to logging.
– Windows hosts: fixed an issue with USB2 devices being inaccessible when plugged into USB3 ports.
– Linux Additions: added PCI device identifier to vboxvideo.ko fixing DRI initialization under certain conditions (bug #11957)
– Linux Additions: fixed udev detection in the init script with Linux 3.x kernels

Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager_033Installation in Ubuntu and Linux Mint:

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo -v
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.2

If you don`t want to install virtualbox from repository, download the following .deb packages from this Link.

For Other Linux distribution, download the packages from this Link.- For  the extension pack download it from here: VB-EXT-PACK