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VMware Fusion 11.5.1 | 12 Nov 2019 | Build 15018442

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion® 11 is the easiest, fastest, and most reliable way to run Windows and other x86 based operating systems on a Mac without rebooting.

For more information, see the broader VMware Fusion documentation.

What's New

This release of VMware Fusion is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 11 users. It contains bug fixes and security updates.

Important Fixes

This release of VMware Fusion addresses the following issues:

  • Fusion 11.5.1 addresses an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000e virtual network adapter. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5541 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2019-0021.
  • Fusion 11.5.1 addresses an information disclosure vulnerability in vmnetdhcp. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5540 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2019-0021.
  • Fusion 11.5.1 addresses a denial-of-service vulnerability in the RPC handler. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5542 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2019-0021.
  • Fusion 11.5.1 resolves TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA), a speculative-execution vulnerability identified by CVE-2019-11135. For more information, see section 3b in VMSA-2019-0020.
  • Fusion 11.5.1 resolves a regression introduced in Fusion 11.5.0 which causes the Hypervisor-Specific mitigations for for L1TF and MDS vulnerabilities to be ineffective. For more information on these mitigations, please see section 3a in VMSA-2019-0008.
  • Implemented security improvements by enhancing temporary file creation to avoid possible arbitrary file write, reported by Rich Mirch.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 11 are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Resolved Issues

  • After disabling the Use full resolution for Retina display option for a virtual machine, the guest UI elements appear blurred on a Retina display

    On macOS 10.14 and previous host versions, if Use full resolution for Retina display in Display settings is disabled and the virtual machine is powered on, the guest UI elements appear blurred on a Retina display.

    This issue is now resolved.