VMware Workstation 8.0.3 Released – Security Update

VMware released an update to VMware Workstation 8.0.3 Build 703057 yesterday (May 3, 2012).  The update is a security update addresses two vulnerabilities that would allow out-of-bounds memory writes on floppy and SCSI devices under certain conditions.  The vulnerabilities may allow specially crafted attacks to crash the VMX process (i.e. crash the running VM) or theoretically execute commands on the host.  The VMware Workstation 8.0.3 release notes can be found here: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws80/doc/releasenotes_workstation_803.html. VMware's security advisories for these … [Read more...]