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VMware Releases Update to VMware Server with 1.0.2

VMware released a maintenance release of VMware Server, bringing it up to version 1.0.2. 

Version 1.0.2 incorporates the following new feature: Blinking text is now supported in VGA mode

Add the following settings to the .vmx virtual machine configuration file to enable blinking in VGA mode:

  • To enable blinking, set vga.enableBlink to TRUE. To disable blinking, set vga.enableBlink to FALSE.
  • To specify the blink rate, set vga.blinkPeriod to a value in milliseconds.

In addition, the following issues have been resolved:

Issues Resolved in VMware Server 1.0.2

Security Issues Resolved in VMware Server 1.0.2

    http://bugzilla.vmware.com/show_bug.cgi?id=142962 -->
  • This release fixes a security issue that could allow a malicious user to crash Windows guest operating systems. Rubén Santamarta of Reversemode discovered a vulnerability in the way that VMware delivered General Protection Faults to Windows guest operating systems, which is now fixed. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2007-1069 to this issue.
  • Potential buffer overflow.
  • -->http://bugzilla.vmware.com/show_bug.cgi?id=107346 -->
  • The vmware-config.pl configuration script had incorrect permissions on SSL key files.
  • -->PR 115392 -->
  • This release fixes a security issue with the configuration program vmware-config, which could set incorrect permissions and umask on SSL key files. Local users might have been able to obtain access to the SSL key files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2006-3589 to this issue.
    Note: The affected files include /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl and /usr/bin/vmware-config-mui.pl. http://bugzilla.vmware.com/show_bug.cgi?id=120672 -->
  • RunProgramInGuest was being executed as SYSTEM in Windows guests. Now it executes as the user running it with that user's permissions.
Published Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:11 PM by David Marshall
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