Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in VMWare Workstation Player, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
An error related to handling paths when creating the VMX process can be exploited to gain otherwise restricted privileges.
An error related to handling COM classes can be exploited to gain otherwise restricted privileges.
The CVEs assigned to these vulnerabilities are:
CVE-2019-5511 & CVE-2019-5512
VMware Workstation Player 14.x
Update to version 14.1.6.