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VMware has been updated to Version 8.0.1!

Release Notes:

How to Upgrade it if you have VMware Workstation 8?
Run VMware Worstation 8 as Administrator. Click on Help in the menu bar and click on Software Updates, and click on Check for updates. A message will appear saying that an update is available. Click on Download and Install.

If you want to download the installer:
Go here:

Thanks :)


RE: VMware Workstation 8.0.1

Thanks for the information. Updating now.


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RE: VMware Workstation 8.0.1

...And still have they haven't fixed a bug that deeply annoys me. Sticking with version 7 Thanks.


Released - VMware Workstation 8.0.4

VMware Workstation 8.0.4 Build 744019 has been released today.

Please note that this is a maintenance release.


General Issues

Linux guests running the Linux kernel version 2.6.34 or later could not be pinged from the host via an IPv6 address.
On rare occasions, Linux guests would suddenly fail to Autofit or enter Unity.
Unity mode would exit if the title bar of an application contained certain non UTF-8 encoded extended ASCII characters.
On Windows hosts, the VMware Workstation user interface sometimes became unresponsive when minimized from full-screen mode if the suggestion balloon was being displayed.
On Windows hosts, the user interface sometimes became unresponsive if the application was rendered on an extended display that was abruptly disconnected.
Security Issues

VMware host Checkpoint file memory corruption
Input data was not properly validated when loading Checkpoint files. This issue could have allowed an attacker with the ability to load a specially crafted Checkpoint file to execute arbitrary code on the host.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2012-3288 to this issue.
VMware virtual machine remote device denial of service
A device (such as CD-ROM or keyboard) that is available to a virtual machine while physically connected to a system that does not run the virtual machine is referred to as a remote device. Traffic coming from remote virtual devices was incorrectly handled. This issue could have allowed an attacker who was capable of manipulating the traffic from a remote virtual device to crash the virtual machine.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2012-3289 to this issue.

And I just have updated to version 8.0.3 2 days ago... another download... Argh... Should have waited. :p