VMware Fusion 6.0.6 and VMware Fusion 6.0.6 Professional Release Notes

VMware Fusion 6.0.6 | 23 April 2015

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New in VMware Fusion 6.0.6

VMware Fusion 6.0.6 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 6 users.

Prior Release of VMware Fusion 6

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 6, click the following links:

Resolved Issues

VMware Fusion 6.0.6 is a minor upgrade recommended for all users of VMware Fusion. This release includes the following improvements and resolved issues.

  • Fixed a rare issue where a virtual machine could freeze when reading or writing data to a shared folder.
  • A virtual machine connected to the network with NAT and running many concurrent DNS requests could cause the virtual machine to crash. This issue has been resolved.
  • Fixed a rare crash with virtual machines that use the "Share with my Mac" network connection.
  • Fixed problems with symbolic links created in shared folders.
  • Fixed an issue where VMware Fusion running on Mac OS X 10.10 would not properly handle changes to the system audio configuration.
  • Fixed an issue where on a Mac with a Retina display, the H2G file DnD is misread as a "Dock Metro App to Screen" operation by Windows 8.1 RTM VM (9600).
  • In some three-monitor configurations, full screen mode would not work across all the monitors. This issue has been resolved.
  • Fixed an issue where shared folders couldn't be enabled for RHEL 7.1 with kernel 3.10.0-229.e17.x86_64.
  • Fixed an issue where the USB arbitrator could not be dismissed on a host running MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.
  • Updated McAfee VirusScan Plus to version 13.6, adding Windows 8.1 support.
  • Removed a black flicker when switching to a full screen virtual machine.
  • Fixed an issue where the HGFS client driver did not compile in Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel 3.2.0-77 and Debian 7.8 with kernel 3.2.0-4.

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Known Issues

  • When installing VMware Tools on a system with Fedora 20, the following error message may occur “no valid kernel headers found…”.  This installation error only occurs when running Fedora 20 in 32-bit mode. 

    Workaround: Before installing VMware Tools, make sure to install a special RPM called “kernel-PAE-devel”, available on the installation media.

  • OVAs with mounted ISOs fail to import into Fusion.

    Workaround: Download and install OVFtool 4.0.0 (or later) from https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/ and use it from Terminal.

    The following commands create a new folder to hold the virtual machine, then extract the virtual machine # into that folder:
    mkdir newvm
    /Applications/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/ovftool joe.ova newvm

  • When running a Ubuntu 12.10 GA VM with VMtools installed, when you resize the window to make it larger, the screen flickers and may turn into a black screen.

    Workaround: Turn off the window auto-fit preference setting by manually adding pref.autoFit = "FALSE" to the user preferences file at ~/Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/preferences.

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Security Issues

  • VMware Fusion 6.0.6 has been updated to OpenSSL library version openssl-1.0.1m. This OpenSSL library version addresses several OpenSSL security issues including CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2015-0206, CVE-2014-3569, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0205, CVE-2014-8275, and CVE-2014-3570.

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