VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5.5 Release Notes

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VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5.5 | 28 MAR 2017 | Build 5234757

Last updated: 28 MAR 2017

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

You can replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine, whether the virtual machine resides on a personal PC or on a private enterprise cloud.

For more information, see the broader VMware Workstation Pro documentation or specifically the VMware Workstation 12 Pro Documentation Center.

What's New

This release of VMware Workstation Pro is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 12 Pro users. It contains bug fixes and security updates.

Important Fixes

This release of VMware Workstation Pro addresses the following issues:

  • VMware Workstation Pro has a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. These issues might allow a guest virtual machine to execute code on the host.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2017-4902 (heap issue) and CVE-2017-4903 (stack issue) to these issues.
  • The VMware Workstation Pro XHCI driver has uninitialized memory usage. This issue might allow a guest virtual machine to execute code on the host.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4904 to this issue.
  • VMware Workstation Pro has uninitialized memory usage. This issue might lead to an information leak.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4905 to this issue.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation Pro are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Workstation 12 Pro, click the following links:

Resolved Issues

  • Installing VMware Tools on a 64-bit Windows virtual machine might result in an error
    After you install VMware Tools on a 64-bit Windows virtual machine, when the virtual machine boots up, the system might display the following error:
    VMware Tools unrecoverable error: (vthread-4)
    Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occurred.


    This issue is resolved.