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Please tell me, what is the difference between the 8.5.6 and 8.5.5 versions of the VMWare tools for OS X ?

Probably by mistake, the changelog for 8.5.6 and 8.5.5 is the same. What is a real changelog between them?



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VMware Fusion 8.5.6 Release Notes

 

VMware Fusion 8.5.6 | 28 MAR 2017 | Build 5234762

Last updated: 28 MAR 2017

What's New

 

This release of VMware Fusion is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 8 users. It contains bug fixes and security updates.

 

Important Fixes

This release of VMware Fusion addresses the following issues:

  • VMware Fusion has a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. These issues might allow a guest virtual machine to execute code on the host.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2017-4902 (heap issue) and CVE-2017-4903 (stack issue) to these issues.
  • The VMware Fusion XHCI driver has uninitialized memory usage. This issue might allow a guest virtual machine to execute code on the host.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4904 to this issue.
  • VMware Fusion has uninitialized memory usage. This issue might lead to an information leak.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4905 to this issue.
Resolved Issues
  • Installing VMware Tools on a 64-bit Windows virtual machine might result in an error
    After you install VMware Tools on a 64-bit Windows virtual machine, when the virtual machine boots up, the system might display the following error: 
    VMware Tools unrecoverable error: (vthread-4)
    Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occurred.

    This issue is resolved.

 

View the 8.5.6 Release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.c...ease-notes.html

Download VMware Tools 8.5.6 here: http://softwareupdat...34762/packages/

Look for newer versions here: http://softwareupdat...desktop/fusion/

 






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