VMware Fusion 4.1.2 Release Notes

VMware Fusion 4.1.2 | 12 APR 2012 | Build 683185

Last updated: 10 APR 2012

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Fusion 4.1.2 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 4 users.

Prior Releases of VMware Fusion 4

Features from prior releases of VMware Fusion are described in the release notes for each release, along with existing known issues. In addition, the release notes contain information on system requirements and installation. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Fusion 4, click the following links:

Resolved Issues

This release resolves the following issues.

General Issues

  • Resolved an issue that caused the following message when you resumed a suspended virtual machine: The Virtual Machine is unable to reserve memory.
  • The McAfee VirusScan software is updated.
  • Resolved an intermittent problem that caused printing to fail on Mac OS X Lion.
  • Resolved an issue that occurred when copying and pasting information from newer Linux distributions.
  • Improved compatibility with certain versions of Mac OS X.
  • Resolved an issue where the Windows 2000 guest operating systems would not power down when the virtual machine shut down.
  • Resolved an issue with short shared folder names.
  • Improved the behavior of the minibar when placed at the top of the display.
  • Fixed mapping of comma on numeric keyboard mapping of a French keyboard.
  • Resolved an intermittent problem when removing a CD device from a virtual machine.
  • Improved compatibility with Many Tricks’ Moom application in a virtual machine.
  • Resolved memory access issue when using VMware Fusion as a gdb stub.
  • Application is signed using Developer ID.
  • The minimize and hide operations work when using smart full screen with multiple displays.
  • A new configuration option “fusion.alwaysOpenInNewWindow = TRUE” that forces a virtual machine to always open in a new window is available.

Security Issues

  • VMware Tools Incorrect Folder Permissions Privilege Escalation. The access control list of the VMware Tools folder was incorrectly set. Exploitation of this issue may lead to local privilege escalation on Windows-based guest operating systems. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1518 to this issue.

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Known Issues

The following issues might occur in VMware Fusion 4.1.2. Known issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 4 also might apply to VMware Fusion 4.1.2.

  • When running 3DMark06 in a Windows XP guest in VMware Fusion on a host with an ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPU, the virtual machine will hang during the Deep Freeze test.
    Workaround: None.

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