Software Update: VMware Workstation Player / Pro 12.5.4 build 5192485

VMware released version 12.5.3 of its virtualization software Workstation Pro and Player last week and is already coming with an update due to a security problem. With this program it is possible to create one or more virtual computers on which a large number of different operating systems can be installed. That way, they can be used side by side, as opposed to a dual boot setup, where you have to choose one or the other. VMware Workstation Pro is available for Windows and Linux, and licenses start at around $250. Workstation Player is free for home use, but has a more limited feature set. This update fixes the following issue:

What’s New

This release of VMware Workstation Player addresses an out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability related to the drag-and-drop feature. This vulnerability might allow a guest to execute code on the operating system that runs VMware Workstation Player. the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4901 to this issue.

The following downloads are available:
VMware Workstation Player 12.5.4 build 5192485
VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.4 build 5192485

Version number 12.5.4 build 5192485
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website VMWare
License type Freeware/Paid