VMware Fusion 8.5.6 Release Notes

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VMware Fusion 8.5.6 | 28 MAR 2017 | Build 5234762

Last updated: 28 MAR 2017

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What's in the Release Notes

About VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 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 or specifically the VMware Fusion 8.0 Documentation Center.

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.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for prior releases of VMware Fusion 8, click the following links:

VMware Fusion 8.5.5
VMware Fusion 8.5.4
VMware Fusion 8.5.3
VMware Fusion 8.5.2
VMware Fusion 8.5.1
VMware Fusion 8.5
VMware Fusion 8.1.1
VMware Fusion 8.1
VMware Fusion 8.0.2
VMware Fusion 8.0.1
VMware Fusion 8.0

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.