VMware Workstation 8.0.4 Released

VMware has recently released VMware Workstation 8.0.4. It is a free update for all VMware Workstation 8 users.

This is mainly a maintenance release resolving a number of issues including (from the Release Notes) :

  • Linux guests running the Linux kernel version 2.6.34 or later could not be pinged from the host via an IPv6 address.
  • On rare occasions, Linux guests would suddenly fail to Autofit or enter Unity.
  • Unity mode would exit if the title bar of an application contained certain non UTF-8 encoded extended ASCII characters.
  • VMware host Checkpoint file memory corruption Input data was not properly validated when loading Checkpoint files. This issue could have allowed an attacker with the  ability to load a specially crafted Checkpoint file to execute arbitrary code on the host. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-3288 to this issue.

Check out the Workstation 8.0.4 Release Notes for full details.

VMware Workstation 8.0.4 Release Notes

Pete

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