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VMware Workstation 15.5.1 Player | 12 Nov 2019 | Build 15018445

What's in the Release Notes

About VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player™ is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs another operating system on the same computer without rebooting. VMware Workstation Player provides a simple user interface, unmatched operating system support, and portability across the VMware ecosystem.

For more information, see the broader VMware Workstation Player documentation

What's New

This release of VMware Workstation Player is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 15 Player users. It contains bug fixes and security updates.

Important Fixes

This release of VMware Workstation Player addresses the following issues:

  • Workstation 15.5.1 Player 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.
  • Workstation 15.5.1 Player 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.
  • Workstation 15.5.1 Player 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.
  • Workstation 15.5.1 Player resolves TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA), a speculative-execution vulnerability identified by CVE-2019-11135. For more information, see section 3b in VMSA-2019-0020.
  • Workstation 15.5.1 Player resolves a regression introduced in Workstation 15.5.0 Player 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.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation 15 Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Resolved Issues

  • The Workstation 15.5 Player Linux installer crashes in some multi-language environments

    A VMware Workstation Player unrecoverable error appears during a fresh install or upgrade of Linux in some multi-language environments.

    This issue is now resolved.