VMware Workstation Player 17.5.2 | 14 MAY 2024 | Build 23775571

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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 introduces product enhancements to support a new commercial subscription and personal use license model. For more information, see Learn Subscription.

  • This release resolves CVE-2024-22267, CVE-2024-22268, CVE-2024-22269, and CVE-2024-22270. For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2024-0010.

  • This release contains security and bug fixes.

Product Support Notices

  • Workstation Player and Fusion Player are no longer available for purchase.

  • Existing Fusion Player and Workstation Player customers with active SnS will continue to receive support and updates for the duration of their contract term.

  • Existing Fusion Player and Workstation Player Personal Use users will continue to receive product updates for the remainder of their product lifecycles.

  • Workstation Player binaries will continue to ship with Workstation Pro.

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

  • VMware NAT Service uses high CPU even with no virtual machine running

    On Workstation Player 17.5.0 and 17.5.1, vmnat.exe might have high CPU utilization even when no virtual machine is running.

    This issue is resolved.

Security Issues

  • OpenSSL, which is consumed by OVF Tool, is updated to version 1.0.2zj.

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