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Updated version of vmrun for VMware Workstation 6.5.x addresses security issue CVE-2011-1126 (1035509)

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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.


Replace vmrun on the Workstation 6.5.x host system with the vmrun executable file attached to this KB article:

  1. On the Workstation 6.5.x host system, log in as root.
  2. Locate vmrun. The default location is /usr/bin/vmrun .
  3. Move vmrun to a backup location.
  4. Download and extract the 32-bit or 64-bit vmrun executable file attached to this KB article.
  5. (Optional) Verify the MD5 or SHA1 checksum of the downloaded file.

    MD5SUM: 6164eabc97838e8984c142f153b73944
    SHA1SUM: e15ae48b0b8ceaecc9851d33f3a0605dd6c616d0
    MD5SUM: 68cf966d6c6a437677bf693b0432d9d0
    SHA1SUM: 0726b487eb2f5a0bed3d3c7354eb54d95d585ee6

    For more information on verifying the checksum match, see Using Cryptographic Hashes.

  6. Copy the vmrun executable file to the folder where vmrun was located.
  7. Verify the build number of the freshly installed version of vmrun. The expected build number is 365538 .


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