Security Update:Critical Security Updates Released for VMware Workstation and Fusion
Date and Time
VMware Workstation and Fusion Users
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.
- 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.
- If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
- 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.