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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.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-856-release-notes.html

Download VMware Tools 8.5.6 here: http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion/8.5.6/5234762/packages/

Look for newer versions here: http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion/

 

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