Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

VMware Workstation 15.5 releases: supports Windows 10 19H2, Debian 10.0/10.1, fix security vulnerability

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The virtual machine software VMware Workstation released a new version 15.5 today. VMware Workstation is a desktop virtual computing software from VMware that allows computers to run multiple different operating systems at the same time.

VMware Workstation Pro


Support for new guest operating systems:

Windows 10 19H2

Debian 10.0/10.1

Debian 9.11

Oracle Linux 8.0

SLE 15 SP1

FreeBSD 12.0

PhotonOS 3.0

Jumbo frame support: Virtual networks can now be configured with MTU size of up to 9000 bytes.

Preserve Network Configuration: Network settings are now preserved after upgrades. You can also import and export your network configurations.

Multiple display shortcut key: You can now quickly adjust the VM display layout with a new keyboard shortcut.

PVSCI device support: PVSCSI adapter is now officially supported by Workstation, which enhances the compatibility for VMs migration between Workstation and vSphere.

Open VM Tools is the default VMware Tools for applicable Linux virtual machine.

Workstation 15.5 Pro addresses the use-after-free and denial-of-service vulnerabilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the following IDs to these issues :

CVE-2019-5527 (use-after-free )

CVE-2019-5535 (denial-of-service)