This patch addresses a potential guest privilege escalation caused by an issue in VMware tools installed on Microsoft Windows 8.1, so not really much of an issues as you can count the number of people using windows 8.1 on the fingers of one hand. But seriously if you are using Windows 8.1 in your environment as a VM then seriously consider this update.
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Well it is Security Advisory time again, a Quite week this, they must still be recovering from post VMworld alcoholic withdrawal symptoms.
There is one little snippet of information in this advisory that my cause a couple of raised eyebrows, and this is in section 2, I have pulled the statement out for clarity.
Note: VMware Server was declared End Of Availability on January 2010, support will be limited to Technical Guidance for the duration of the support term.
Now I do not remember seeing any statement to this effect, now I may have just missed but but bearing in mind Wil’s post “the Future of VMware Server” was posted on this blog on the 23rd May 2010, there appears to be something fishy going on there.
anyway without further ado here is the contents of the advisory as per normal service.
It is that time again, here is the latest security advisory from VMware. it also seems to add more credence to Wil’s post on the future of VMware Server 2.0 as once again the status is affected,but “not being fixed at this time”
Today I have received three, yes three advisories from VMware as usual I will print them in full.