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It's possible to break out of a VM and execute onto the host machine which is usually version and software specific so the scope of this actual attack but as I'm sure you'll of guessed it's very low possibility but not to be overlooked. If you're very paranoid and want the most secure then no software can offer you full isolation. Use a physical computer ...


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I found some related news that hopefully confirms that openvz does in fact apply patches to their kernel as they come out: The OpenVZ kernel is based on the Linux kernel. The OpenVZ team tracks and analyzes all the security updates to the Linux kernel and applies them accordingly. To achieve the maximum possible security and stability, stable OpenVZ ...


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If, by installing the anti-virus solution on the host system, you can achieve the same level of protection to the VMs as you would if they had anti-virus installed individually, then the end result is that all systems are protected from malicious software. This would satisfy compliance. There are very few products in the market that can be installed at the ...


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Because virtualization software is not perfect, it is in some cases possible to escape out of the virtual environment and do bad things on the host. It is important to keep your virtualization (and other software) up to date, because security patches to prevent this attack are sometimes released. I believe that malware could indeed then be put onto the ...


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Short answer: no. The hosting network can't be affected from within a virtual network. A bit longer answer: by design, a virtual network should be considered a sandboxed virtual environment within a physical implementation of a networking environment. You can't break out of the sandbox. So the hosting network can't be infected by the virtual network. ...



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