VMware Inc - 507.5 MB (Freeware)
VMware Server allows server virtualization by sharing a physical server into multiple virtual machines.
VMware Server is a software based on server virtualization technology for Windows and Linux servers with enterprise-class support. It allows companies to share a physical server into multiple virtual machines.
VMware Server supports Linux and Windows servers for x86 hardware and 64-bit operating systems (Windows, Linux and Solaris), used by single or multi-core processors. This software is also compatible with Intel virtualization technology.
VMware Server is installed as an application and it allows the creation of virtual machines, through an assistant, VMware or Microsoft formats. It increase the CPU utilization of a physical server and it is able to move virtual machines from one physical server to another without re-configuration.
The software can be very easily used even by the inexperienced users.
# Security Fixes
* New: Exception handling privilege escalation on Guest Operating System This release addresses a security vulnerability in exception handling. Improper setting of the exception code on page faults might allow for local privilege escalation on the guest. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2267 to this issue.
* New: Directory Traversal Vulnerability on Linux-based hosts This release addresses a directory traversal vulnerability that is present on host systems and that may allow for remote retrieval of any file from the host system. In order to send a malicious request, the attacker will need to have access to the network on which the host resides. The issue is present on Linux-based hosts only, not on Windows-based hosts. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3733 to this issue.
* Disk Stress Test fails with data corruption error
WLK DiskStress test fails with data corruption error on LSI Logic virtual device.
* Server 2.0.1 does not allow vmnet-bridge service to be run in the foreground
The vmnet-bridge service has a parameter -d for putting it in daemon mode. Without using the -d parameter, the vmnet-bridge service should be able to run in the foreground. This was not working. This issue is resolved in this release.