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Updated version of vmrun for VMware Workstation 6.5.x addresses security issue CVE-2011-1126 (1035509)
This KB article provides an updated version of vmrun for VMware Workstation 6.5.x running on Linux. This update has a fix for the security issue identified by CVE-2011-1126. See VMware security advisory VMSA-2011-0006 for more information on the security issue.
Versions of VMware Workstation 6.5.x that run on Windows are not affected.
Note: An updated version of vmrun for Workstation 7.x is provided with VMware Workstation 7.1.4. See VMSA-2011-0006 for for more information.
vmrunon the Workstation 6.5.x host system with the
vmrunexecutable file attached to this KB article:
- On the Workstation 6.5.x host system, log in as root.
vmrun. The default location is
vmrunto a backup location.
- Download and extract the 32-bit or 64-bit
vmrunexecutable file attached to this KB article.
(Optional) Verify the MD5 or SHA1 checksum of the downloaded file.
vmrun32.tar.gz MD5SUM: 6164eabc97838e8984c142f153b73944
For more information on verifying the checksum match, see Using Cryptographic Hashes.
vmrunexecutable file to the folder where
Verify the build number of the freshly installed version of
vmrun. The expected build number is 365538 .
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