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Remediation steps for critical updates to Horizon Workspace Clients regarding CVE-­2014-­0160 Heartbleed vulnerability (2076783)


Horizon Workspace Clients require an update to resolve a security issue found in older versions of the OpenSSL 1.0.1 library.


This article describes OpenSSL component security updates for Horizon Workspace Clients.

The patch should be applied immediately to fix the critical security vulnerability reported in CVE-­2014-­0160. Details on this vulnerability can be found in VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0004.

This article applies to these releases:
  • Horizon Workspace Client for Macintosh 1.5.x
  • Horizon Workspace for Macintosh 1.8
  • Horizon Workspace Client for Windows 1.5.x
  • Horizon Workspace for Windows 1.8.0


Horizon Workspace Clients should be updated to the latest 1.8.1 version immediately to fix the critical security vulnerability reported in CVE-­2014-­0160.

The Horizon Workspace Clients 1.8.1 patch updates the OpenSSL library to this version:
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1g
The updates are available for download on the product download page.

The available files are:

Product NameVersionPatch File
Horizon Workspace Client for Macintosh1.5.xVMware-Horizon-Workspace-1.8.1-1751014.dmg
Horizon Workspace for Macintosh1.8.0VMware-Horizon-Workspace-1.8.1-1751014.dmg
Horizon Workspace Client for Windows1.5.xVMware-Horizon-Workspace-1.8.1-1751013.exe
Horizon Workspace for Windows1.8.0VMware-Horizon-Workspace-1.8.1-1751013.exe
Zip file for auto-update

Installation instructions
  1. Download the appropriate client file.
  2. Update end user clients to version 1.8.1 using the distribution method preferred for your deployment.
  3. Horizon Workspace for Windows supports auto-update functionality if configured correctly. For information on auto updates, see Add Desktop Client Installer Files to data-va Virtual Machines in the Horizon Workspace documentation.
Note: No post-installation steps are necessary.

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