Oracle today officially released VirtualBox 7.0.4, one month after the previous 7.0.2 release. The new release adds initial support for Linux Kernel 6.1 kernel versions and introduces support for the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, AlmaLinux 8.7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2, CentOS Stream 9 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4.
VirtualBox 7.0.4 also has improvements to Linux Guest Additions, fixes the kernel module rebuild behavior when the system is shut down, and fixes the progress indication when automatically installing Linux Guest Additions. In addition, the new VirtualBox release also improves the boot scripts for Linux Host and Guest.
Among other notable changes, VirtualBox 7.0.4 adds nested paging support for nested virtualization of Intel hosts, more informative file manipulation in the Guest Control file manager, an option in the Global Settings (display page) that allows users to adjust the font size of the user interface, and a new menu in the Device menu has added a new menu item with the option to upgrade guest additions.
This release also restores the input pointing device behavior in multi-monitor VM configurations and fixes issues such as fallback in the New VM Wizard (which deletes the selected virtual disk when the wizard is canceled), jamming after shutting down a VM using a virtio SCSI controller, I/O errors in the VirtioSCSI controller when enabling host I/O caching, and guest control of path handling, and various other issues.