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VMware Remote Console 11.0.1 | 17 MAR 2020

Build (macOS): 15716515

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Remote Console 11.0.1 addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper use of setuid binaries. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3950 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0005.

VMware Remote Console 11.0.1 is released for the macOS standalone edition only. The Windows, Linux, and macOS App Store editions of VMware Remote Console 11.0 are not affected by this vulnerability.

Compatibility

You can use VMware Remote Console 11.0.1 to connect to virtual machines in vSphere, vRealize Automation, and vCloud Director.

NOTES:

  • VMware Remote Console 11.0.1 requires direct access to port 443 on ESXi hosts. For more information, see KB 76672.
  • vRealize Automation 8.0 is not compatible with any version of VMware Remote Console. 

You can install VMware Remote Console 11.0.1 on the following host operating systems:

macOS

  • macOS 10.15
  • macOS 10.14
  • macOS 10.13

Known Issues

  • The VMware Remote Console macOS App Store client may react slowly when performing passthrough on a mass storage device.

    When a mounted mass storage device is passed through to a remote virtual machine, the VMware Remote Console macOS client may freeze for several seconds.

    Workaround: Manually unmount the mass storage device from the host operating system before initiating passthrough in VMware Remote Console.

  • VMware Remote Console does not launch on macOS 10.13 or later.

    The Mac displays a System Extension Blocked message when you attempt to launch VMware Remote Console on macOS 10.13 or later versions.

    Workaround: As a user with administrator privileges, go to System Preferences > Security > Privacy. Under the General tab, near the bottom, you see a message about VMware software being blocked. Click Allow. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article 2151770.

  • Some device operations are not supported on macOS.

    When you access virtual machines using the VMware Remote Console macOS client, you cannot perform certain device operations. For example, you cannot add new devices or display sound card settings. The specific operations are noted in the documentation.

    Workaround: None.