VMware Workstation Pro 17.5.2 | 14 MAY 2024 | Build 23775571

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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.

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 Pro and Fusion Pro are now available free for personal use. By default, each product is licensed only for Personal Use. A license key for personal use is no longer required.

  • Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro require a commercial subscription and associated license key for use in any commercial setting.

  • Commercial subscriptions for both Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro are now offered through a single Desktop Hypervisor Pro product SKU.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation 17 Pro 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 Pro 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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