VMware Workstation 4 Release Notes
Notes on VMware Workstation 4, Build 6030
Build 6030 is a release build of VMware Workstation 4.
This release introduces internationalization of the shared folders and drag and drop features. These features now support localized guest operating systems, including locales such as Japanese that use double-byte characters.
In this release, VMware Tools for Windows guests uses less memory than in previous releases.
Note: Version 4.0.5 is the first public release since version 4.0.2.
This release fixes a security vulnerability in VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) build 5289 and earlier releases. By manipulating symbolic links, a non-root user could delete files in any directory. VMware Workstation (for Windows operating systems) does not have this vulnerability. For details, see this knowledge base article.
New operating systems supported
Shared Folders in a Windows guest use UNC path names
If you are updating to version 4.0.5 from a previous version of Workstation 4, the process is simple.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of VMware Workstation, please read the notes on steps to take before you upgrade.
If you are installing Workstation 4 on a SuSE Linux 8.2 host that has
been updated, force the configuration program to compile the VMware
The approach SuSE Linux 8.2 uses for minor updates does not change the kernel version number. As a result, when you install and configure Workstation, it uses kernel modules that are not appropriate for your running kernel.
To resolve the problem, you need to rerun the Workstation configuration
program with a switch that forces it to compile kernel modules appropriate
for your running kernel. To do so, as root, run the following command: