VMware Remote Console 12.0.1 | 28 JAN 2022
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Security updates in VMware Remote Console.
VMware Remote Console for Windows contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability. An attacker with normal access to a virtual machine may exploit this issue by placing a malicious file renamed as 'openssl.cnf' in an unrestricted directory that can allow code to be executed with elevated privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2021-21999 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2021-0013.
You can use VMware Remote Console 12.0.1 to connect to virtual machines in vSphere, vRealize Automation, and vCloud Director.
You can install VMware Remote Console 12.0.1 on the following host operating systems:
VMware Remote Console and VMware Workstation cannot be installed on the same computer.
Because VMware Remote Console and VMware Workstation share some components in common, it is not possible to install both on the same Linux machine.
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. These specific operations are present in the documentation.
The VMware Remote Console macOS App Store client may be slow when performing passthrough on a mass storage device.
When a mounted mass storage device passes through a remote virtual machine, the VMware Remote Console macOS client may freeze for several seconds.
Manually unmount the mass storage device from the host operating system before initiating passthrough in VMware Remote Console.