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VMware Workstation 15.0.1 Player Release Notes

VMware Workstation 15 Player | 9 Nov 2018 | Build 10737736

What's in the Release Notes

About VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Playerâ„¢ 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.

  • Support has been added for the following operating systems as both host and guest.
    • Ubuntu 18.10
    • Fedora 29
    • RHEL 7.6
  • This release contains bug fixes and security updates.

Important Fixes

This release of VMware Workstation Player addresses the following issue:

  • VMware Workstation Player has an uninitialized stack memory usage vulnerability in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter that might allow a guest to execute code on the host. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6981 to this issue.

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

  • Editing the VMX file of a virtual machine to automatically connect a USB device does not have the desired effect

    After you edit the configuration file (.vmx) of a virtual machine to include an autoConnect entry for a USB device, as described in https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1648, the USB device does not automatically connect to the virtual machine at power on.

    This issue is resolved.