VMware Workstation 7.1.4

    What’s New

    Support for Windows 7 SP1

    Security Fixes

    • Workstation 7.1.4 addresses a local privilege escalation in the vmrun utility

      VMware vmrun is a utility that is used to perform various tasks on virtual machines. The vmrun utility runs on any platform with VIX libraries installed. It is installed in Workstation by default. In non-standard filesystem configurations, an attacker with the ability to place files into a predefined library path could take execution control of vmrun. This issue is present only in the version of vmrun that runs on Linux

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1126 to this issue.

        Other Resolved Issues

        • In Workstation 7.1, the default main memory VA cache size (mainMem.vaCacheSize) for 32-bit Windows guests was reduced to accommodate 3D emulation memory requirements. However, the reduced value resulted in performance loss. For 7.1.4, the default main memory VA cache size has been be increased to 1000 MB and performance is improved.

        • Because Workstation failed to identify more than 10 USB host controllers in newer Windows guests, some USB devices did not appear in the Removable Devices menu. Now Workstation shows all USB devices in the Removable Devices menu as long as they are connected to the first identified 16 USB controllers.

        • When using the Capture Movie option, the captured video stopped playing around the 1GB mark if the video file exceeded 1GB. Now you can capture and play video files that are greater than 1GB. 

        • On Windows host systems that have more than 4GB of memory, Workstation sometimes crashed during cryptographic operations, for example, when performing disk encryption.

        • VMware Tools upgrade could be started by a non-administrator user from the VMware Tools Control Panel in a Windows guest. In this release, only administrator users can start VMware Tools upgrade from the VMware Tools Control Panel. To prevent non-administrator users from starting VMware Tools upgrade from a guest by using other applications, set isolation.tools.autoinstall.disable to TRUE in the virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file.

        • When a virtual machine running on a Windows host was used to access an Omron Industrial CP1L Programmable Logic Controller, Workstation generated an unrecoverable error.

        • When using NAT virtual networking on Windows hosts, the traceroute command did not work when used within virtual machines.

        • Workstation crashed with an access violation when a user tried to open the sidebar after closing all tabs in Quick Switch mode. 

        • The VMware Tools HGFS provider DLL caused a deadlock when making calls to the WNetAddConnection2 function from an application such as eEye Rentina in a Windows guest operating system.

        • There was no option to disable guest time sync when a host resumes. Now you can set time.synchronize.resume.host to FALSE in the virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file to disable guest time sync when a host resumes. See VMware Knowledge Base Article 1189 for other time sync options.

        • Setting a hidden attribute on a file in a shared folder from a Windows guest on a Linux host failed with an error. This problem caused applications such as SVN checkout to fail when checking out to shared folders on Linux hosts from Windows guests

        VMware Workstation 7.1 is available

        VMWare has released VMware Workstation 7.1.

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        What’s New in VMware Workstation 7.1

      • Support for 8 virtual processors (or 8 virtual cores) and 2 TB virtual disks.
      • Support for OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests.
      • Greatly improved DirectX 9.0 graphics performance for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests. Up to 2x faster than Workstation 7.
      • Launch virtualized applications directly from the Windows 7 taskbar to create a seamless experience between applications in your virtual machines and the desktop.
      • Optimized performance for Intel’s Core i3, i5, i7 processor family for faster virtual machine encryption and decryption.
      • Support for more Host and Guest Operating Systems, including: Hosts: Windows 2008 R2, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, and more Guests: Fedora 12, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, SEL 11 SP1, and more.
      • Now includes built in Automatic Updates feature to check, download, and install VMware Workstation updates.
      • Ability to import and export Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.0) packaged virtual machines and upload directly to VMware vSphere, the industry’s best platform for building cloud infrastructures.

        Download VMware Workstation HERE. You need a valid VMware Account to download.

      • VMWare Workstation 7 is vrijgegeven door VMWare

        VMWare heeft VMWare Workstation 7 vrijgegeven door VMWare.

        De volgende nieuwe OS worden ondersteund:
        – Windows 7 Home Basic
        – Windows 7 Premium
        – Windows 7 Business
        – Windows 7 Enterprise
        – Windows 7 Ultimate
        – Windows 2008 SP2, R2
        – Windows Vista SP2

        Nieuwe Features:
        – Windows 7
        – Aero
        – Windows XP Mode Compatible
        – 3D Graphics Verbeteringen voor Windows XP gasten
        – vSphere Support ESX 4.0 Overwegingen voor het draaien van een ESX gast.
        – Virtuele Printing
        – Four-way SMP
        – Guest 32GB Memory
        – 256-bit Encryption
        – AutoProtect
        – Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA
        – Cross-Platform License Keys
        – Pauzeer een Virtual Machine
        – Expand virtuele schijven
        – Compact virtuele schijven
        – Shared Folder Compatibiliteit
        – On-Demand VMware Tools Download
        – Drag and Drop Enhancements
        – Virtual Network Editor
        – Fuse Mount voor Linux
        – Vereenvoudigde Verzamelen van Informatie over ondersteuning
        – IPv6 Support

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