VMware Fusion 4.1.3 Release Notes

VMware Fusion 4.1.3 | 13 JUNE 2012 | Build 730298

Last updated: 13 JUNE 2012

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Fusion 4.1.3 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 intermittent issue with an unreleased version of Mac OS X.
  • Fixed a race-condition when starting VMware Tools in some OpenSUSE virtual machines.

Security Issues

  • VMware host Checkpoint file memory corruption
    Input data was not properly validated when loading Checkpoint files. This issue could have allowed an attacker with the ability to load a specially crafted Checkpoint file to execute arbitrary code on the host.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-3288 to this issue.
  • VMware floppy device out-of-bounds memory write.
    Due to a flaw in the virtual floppy configuration, it was possible to perform an out-of-bounds memory write. This vulnerability could have allowed a guest user to crash the VMX process or to potentially execute code on the host.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-2449 to this issue.

VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2012-0009 and VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2012-0011 document workarounds and mitigation for these resolved issues.

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Known Issues

The following issues might occur in VMware Fusion 4.1.3. Known issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 4 also might apply to VMware Fusion 4.1.3.

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

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