VMware Workstation 15.0.1 Pro | 9 Nov 2018 | Build 10737736

What's in the Release Notes

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 VMware Workstation Pro documentation.

What's New

This release of VMware Workstation Pro is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 15 Pro 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 Pro addresses the following issue:

  • VMware Workstation Pro 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 Pro are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Resolved Issues

  • On a Linux host with a VLAN network adapter, starting the Workstation Pro network editor fails

    In this situation, when you attempt to start the virtual network editor, using the Workstation Pro menu path or with the vmware-netcfg command, the network editor crashes.

    This issue is resolved.

  • Attempts to clone a virtual machine or expand a virtual machine might fail when the virtual machine location uses 4K native storage technology

    The failure occurs when you attempt to clone a virtual machine to a 4K native storage location, such as a location that uses Microsoft Storage Spaces technology. The failure can also occur when you attempt to expand a virtual machine already located in a 4K native storage location. As the failure occurs, Workstation Pro displays the following error message: "The parameter is incorrect."

    This issue is resolved.

  • When you create a custom virtual machine, the memory slider does not function properly

    When you create a virtual machine using the Custom option, the memory value does not coincide with the position of the slider.

    This issue is resolved.

  • 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.

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