VMware Workstation 11.1.2 released, bug fixes and security patches

vmware workstation 11.1.2

VMware is just released a new VMware Workstation upgrade moving Workstation to version 11.1.2. The Workstation 11.1.2 update fixes a number of user reported issues, security patches, and further improves performance.

Issues Resolved in Workstation 11.1.2

VMware has resolved the below issues in VMware Workstation version 11.1.2.

  • Two interface items on the Access Control screen used the same hot-key combination
    In a virtual machine, on the Access Control screen, VM > Settings > Options > Access Control, the Encrypt button and the Require the user to change the encryption password when this virtual machine is moved or copied check box both used the same hot-key combination.
  • Attempting to suspend a Windows virtual machine with the Sensor Diagnostic Tool running caused the virtual machine to become unresponsive
    When you attempted to suspend a Windows virtual machine while the Sensor Diagnostic Tool was running, the screen went black and provided no option to quit or power off the virtual machine.
  • Using audio conferencing software on a Windows 8 guest operating system caused a severe echo during both video and audio calls
    When you used audio conferencing software on a Windows 8 guest, participants using the built in speaker, as opposed to headphones, received a severe echo during both video and audio calls.
  • On the Windows 95 guest operating system, the mouse cursor jumped
    When you moved the mouse in a Windows 95 guest, the cursor sometimes jumped to the side.
  • Symbolic links created within a Windows guest operating system on a Linux host did not list files under subdirectories
    When you created a symbolic link, such as with the mklink command, from the local disk to a shared folder in a Windows guest on a Linux host, files and subdirectories were not listed under the shared folder.
    This is resolved in this release, but requires a workaround. For the symbolic link to work successfully, configure sharedFolderX.hostDefaultCase = “FALSE” in the .vmx file, where X is the number of the shared folder that is used for the target of the symbolic link command you use.
  • Workstation did not display Regions in the VMware vCloud Air Subscription node
  • Workstation could not automatically detect the Fedora 21 ISO when creating a new Fedora 21 virtual machine
    You had to manually select the Fedora 21 guest operating system.
  • Under specific conditions, when the alipaybsm.exe file was installed on the Workstation host, network service was disrupted
    The alipaybsm.exe file is associated with the Alipay security control software developed by Alipay.com. A network service disturbance could occur when this EXE file was installed on the Workstation host.
  • After connecting to vCloud Air from Workstation, no virtual machines were listed in the Workstation virtual machine library
    After connecting to vCloud Air from Workstation, no virtual machines were listed in the Workstation virtual machine library.
  • Using Easy Install for the Ubuntu 15.04 guest operating system with kernel 3.19.0-15-generic prevented you from enabling folder sharing
    When you used Easy Install to install the Ubuntu 15.04 guest with kernel 3.19.0-15-generic, Open VMware Tools (open-vm-tools), which are installed automatically and do not include the Shared Folder feature, prevented you from enabling folder sharing, even when you installed VMware Tools by selecting VM > Reinstall VMware Tools.
  • Reverting to a snapshot failed following a specific set of steps
    When you powered off a virtual machine, changed its virtual device node setting, and powered the machine back on, an attempt to then revert to a snapshot failed.
  • A Windows 10 guest operating system running idly caused Workstation to crash
    When you let a Windows 10 guest run idly for a couple of hours or more, Workstation sometimes crashed.
  • Using the Easy Install option to install the Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu 15.04 guest operating system failed to install VMware Tools

Security fixes

VMware has updated the OpenSSL library in Workstation 11.1.2 to OpenSSL version openssl-1.0.1m. This OpenSSL library version addresses several OpenSSL security issues including CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2015-0206, CVE-2014-3569, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0205, CVE-2014-8275, and CVE-2014-3570.

Read the full Workstation 11.1.2 release notes VMware Workstation 11.1.2 release notes.