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Security Update:Critical Security Updates Released for VMware Workstation and Fusion

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 16:04

Reason

Security Update

Impact

VMware Workstation and Fusion Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
VMWare has released security updates to address a critical vulnerability in VMware Workstation and Fusion.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0019 at http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player
  • VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow for local privilege escalation.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
VMware recommends customers to review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, updates may be obtained through VMSA-2016-0019 at http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html.


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