New Update VMware Workstation Pro 17.0.2 | VMware Workstation Player 17.0.2

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VMware Workstation Pro 17.0.2 | 25 APR 2023 | Build 21581411​

What's New​

  • This release resolves CVE-2023-20869, and CVE-2023-20870. For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2023-0008.
  • This release contains bug fixes.

Resolved Issues​

  • Cannot close Workstation Pro while upgrading Workstation Pro
    If you try to upgrade Workstation Pro from version 17.0.0 or 17.0.1, you cannot close the Workstation application after the upgrade installer appears. The issue is expected to appear when you upgrade Workstation Pro from version 17.0.0 or 17.0.1 to 17.0.2.
    This issue is resolved now in this release and is not expected to appear when you upgrade Workstation Pro from version 17.0.2 to a higher version.
Source: VMware Workstation 17.0.2 Pro Release Notes



VMware Workstation Player 17.0.2 | 25 APR 2023 | Build 21581411​

What's New​

  • This release resolves CVE-2023-20869, and CVE-2023-20870. For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2023-0008.
Source: VMware Workstation 17.0.2 Player Release Notes
 

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VMware fixes critical zero-day exploit chain used at Pwn2Own
VMware has released security updates to address zero-day vulnerabilities that could be chained to gain code execution systems running unpatched versions of the company's Workstation and Fusion software hypervisors.

The two flaws were part of an exploit chain demoed by the STAR Labs team's security researchers one month ago, during the second day of the Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023 hacking contest.

Vendors have 90 days to patch the zero-day bugs exploited and disclosed during Pwn2Own before Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative releases technical details.

The first vulnerability (CVE-2023-20869) is a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability in Bluetooth device-sharing functionality which allows local attackers to execute code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host.

The second bug patched today (CVE-2023-20870) is an information disclosure weakness in the functionality for sharing host Bluetooth devices with the VM, which enables malicious actors to read privileged information contained in hypervisor memory from a VM.
 

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@silversurfer do you recommend upgrading from workstation 16.2.5 to 17.0.2? I'm running win10 and last time I looked seemed like 17 was more for working with win11
Well, the preference for every user. I have chosen version 17 due to Windows 11 compatibility... no issues noticed since 17.0 until 17.0.2
You can stay with the latest version 16 as that is the most stable version on Windows 10.
 

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Well, the preference for every user. I have chosen version 17 due to Windows 11 compatibility... no issues noticed since 17.0 until 17.0.2
You can stay with the latest version 16 as that is the most stable version on Windows 10.
Performance wise, how do you compare it to Hyper-V (VMware+Hyper-V protection enabled under Windows 11)?
 
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Performance wise, how do you compare it to Hyper-V (VMware+Hyper-V protection enabled under Windows 11)?
I can’t feel a noticeable difference of performance overall compared to Windows 10 and VMware v16, but I would recommend just trying on your machine 😉
 

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I can’t feel a noticeable difference of performance overall compared to Windows 10 and VMware v16, but I would recommend just trying on your machine 😉
fwiw on my win10 VMw 16.2.5, 6-core cpu and 16gb RAM allocated to this vm, the performance, lightness, feel, is basically indistinguishable from Host win10. I haven't decided on VMw 17 yet...
 

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