Currently the SecurityFocus staff are not aware of any vendor supplied patches for this issue. If you feel we are in error or are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: email@example.com. VMWare does however let allow you to set the location of your temporary directory for it's file creation via the $TMPDIR environment variable. Therefore you may wish to set your $TMPDIR variable to something with more stringent permissions, such as a sub-directory off your own home directory ($HOME).
VMware for Linux contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files. The problem is that VMware creates certain files in the "/tmp" directory on startup, but doesn't check the existence and ownership of the files. It is possible that the flaw may allow a malicious user to create a symlink from a malicious file, which could be overwritten when the application is executed resulting in a loss of integrity.
Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.