VMware has released maintenance release of Workstation 7.1.4 and VMPlayer 3.1.4 in their desktop virtualization software series. Its just an ordinary update with few security issues and problems fixed. Let me inform what’s new in VMware workstation 7.1.4?.
Windows 7 SP1 and Ubuntu 10.10 is supported as host and guest in new version. Some known small, but useful issues fixed in VMware 7.1.4, such as,
“ 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
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
The Easy Install feature did not work for Fedora 14 guest operating systems. ”
Find out more what’s new in VMware workstation 7.1.4
Easy install for several guest operating Systems fixed in this version.
Download VMware Workstation 7.1.4;