VMware Workstation Player 17.5.1 | 27 FEB 2024 | Build 23298084

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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.

System Requirements

  • A compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later.

  • Please refer to the vendor's recommended processor requirements for specific Host Operating Systems (HOS):

    • For Microsoft-specific HOS, refer to the Microsoft documentation

    • For Linux-specific HOS, refer to the Linux Vendor-specific documentation

What's New

This release contains security and bug fixes.

  • This release resolves CVE-2024-22251. For more information on this vulnerability and its impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2024-0005.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation 16 Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Known Issues

  • The multi-monitor feature might not work correctly in specific topologies

    In specific situations, based on different hardware and topologies, the multi-monitor feature does not work as expected. You might see issues like reverting the topology to a single screen, or not cycling through monitors.

    Workaround: None.

Resolved Issues

  • Keyboard hangs on Linux guest virtual machines

    Linux guest virtual machines might have their keyboard processing hang after specific combinations of keyboard/mouse events.

    This issue is resolved.

Security Issues

  • curl has been updated to 8.4

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