VMware Fusion 13.5 | 19 OCT 2023 | Build 22583790

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About VMware Fusion

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

For more information, see the broader VMware Fusion documentation.

System Requirements

  • Hardware

    Intel or Apple Silicon Mac models.

    • Mac models that support macOS 12 Monterey or later.

  • Software

    • macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 13 Ventura.

    • macOS 14 Sonoma

What's New

  • New Security Enhancement

    This release introduces a new security enhancement by providing an improved encryption scheme (XTS instead of CBC) for maximum protection with a reduced performance overhead. For more information, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/93071.

  • This release resolves CVE-2023-34044, CVE-2023-34045, and CVE-2023-34046. For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2023-0022.

  • Download and Install Windows 11 guest operating system on an Apple Silicon Mac

    You can now download and install Windows 11 as a guest operating system from the Fusion user interface on an Apple Silicon Mac.

  • Import and Export Virtual Machines with vTPM device

    You can now import or export a virtual machine with a vTPM device enabled using the OVF Tool. You can export a virtual machine with vTPM device into an OVF file, and then use the OVF file to import the virtual machine with a vTPM.

  • Manage Power Operations of Encrypted Virtual Machines using VMREST API

    You can now power on/off, suspend, pause, unpause, or retrieve the state of an encrypted virtual machine using the VMREST API service.

  • VMware Hardware Version 21

    • Support for up to 256 NVMe devices: 4 controllers and 64 devices per controller

    • Support for NVMe 1.3 in the following guest operating systems:

      • Microsoft Windows 11

      • Microsoft Windows Server 2022

Product Support Notices

  • The virtual printer feature has reached its end of life and has been removed from VMware Fusion. 

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 12 are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Resolved Issues

  • Virtual machine is showing an incorrect encryption type

    If you create a virtual machine with partial encryption type, the settings window for the virtual machine might not show the correct encryption type.

    The issue is resolved.

  • Unable to decrypt or re-encrypt a virtual machine after changing the disk split value

    After you change the value of a disk split for an encrypted virtual machine, you cannot decrypt or re-encrypt the virtual machine.

    This issue is resolved.

  • Linux-based guest operating system boots slowly with the default RAM and CPU for a virtual machine

    When you install the following Linux-based guest operating system, the virtual machine might boot slowly or fail to boot:

    • Fedora

    • AlmaLinux

    • Debian

    • SLES15

    • Oracle Linux

    • Photon OS

    This issue is resolved.

  • Virtual machine shows BSOD when USB is enabled

    When you enable USB in Fusion, the virtual machines fail to start with a BSOD error.

    This issue is resolved.

  • Cannot downgrade the hardware compatibility of a virtual machine

    On Fusion 13.0.1 or above, a user cannot downgrade the hardware compatibility version of a Windows 95/98 VM without VMware Tools installed.

    This issue is resolved.

  • Caps Lock key does not work intermittently for virtual machines on a remote host

    When you connect to a host machine running Fusion remotely, and then try to use a virtual machine, the Caps Lock key might show intermittent improper behavior on the virtual machine.

    This issue is resolved.

Security Issues

  • LibTIFF has been updated to 4.5.1

  • SQLite3 has been updated to 3.42.0

  • curl has been updated to 8.3

  • OpenSSL has been updated to 3.0.10

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