LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: VMWare Workstation Update 7.1.2 is Available 25-SEP-2010

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    LANDesk Security and Patch News



    • (September 25, 2010) VMware Inc has released an update for VMware Workstation 7.1.2. This is a maintenance release that includes the following new features, adds support for newly released operating systems, addresses customer reported problems, and resolves security issues.

           Security Fixes

        * VMware Workstation 7.1.2 addresses an installer security issue

           The VMware Workstation 7.x installer loads an index.htm file located in the current working directory on which VMware Workstation 7.x is being installed. This might enable attackers to display a malicious file if they manage to get their file onto the system prior to installation.

        * Third party libpng updated to version 1.2.44

           A buffer overflow condition in libpng is addressed that could potentially lead to code execution with the privileges of the application using libpng. Two potential denial of service issues are also addressed in the update.  


    New Vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability ID – VMWAREv7.1.2_Detect_Only


    Changed Vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability ID – VMWAREv7.1.1_Detect_Only

             (Added the replacement information.)


    New Patch Downloads

    • N/A


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