Software Update: VMware Workstation Player 15.5.2

VMware has released version 15.5.2 Workstation Player. Player is free software to create and run virtual machines. However, a fee is charged for commercial use. Simply put, it is a simplified implementation of other VMware products, such as Workstation Pro, Server, and ESX Server. Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disks are also supported. In addition, several pre-installed virtual machines can be installed via this page are downloaded, such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. In version 15.5.2, the following security vulnerabilities have been fixed.

This release of VMware Workstation Player addresses the following issues:

  • Workstation 15.5.2 Player addresses a use-after-free vulnerability in vmnetdhcp. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3947 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0004.
  • Workstation 15.5.2 Player addresses a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Cortado Thinprint. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3948 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0004.
  • Workstation 15.5.2 Player addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5543 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0004.

Version number 15.5.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website VMware
Download https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation_player/15_0%7CPLAYER-1552%7Cproduct_downloads
File sizes 138.46MB – 157.80MB
License type Freeware/Paid
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