Parallels Desktop Security Updates

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Like any software development company, Parallels does not disclose, confirm or discuss security vulnerabilities until they are fixed, and the fix has been released to the public.

If you believe you have found a security issue in Parallels Desktop, visit KB 125214.


Get the latest Parallels Desktop update

To maintain your Parallels Desktop product's security, we recommend installing all available product updates. To learn how to check for updates, visit KB 111603.


Importance of installing macOS security updates

Parallels Desktop takes the best of both worlds—Mac and Windows—to provide users with the best experience in both operating systems, including your security. To keep your virtual machine (VM) safe, after installing the latest Parallels Desktop build we also strongly recommend installing all macOS security updates. Parallels Desktop depends on the security of macOS, as it runs on a Mac under control from macOS. For your convenience, you can even automate macOS updates or perform them manually.


Importance of installing Windows security updates

After installing the latest Parallels Desktop build and all macOS security updates take care of the last part, your virtual machine. Because Parallels Desktop precisely emulates Windows, the safety of your Windows VM is dependent on the safety of Windows itself. To keep Windows safe, install all Windows updates including security fixes. Check this article to learn how to update.


Parallels Desktop for Mac App Store Edition security updates

As any application installed from App Store, Parallels Desktop for Mac App Store Edition runs in a sandbox environment where all access to your data is limited. Furthermore, the App Store edition uses Apple hypervisor to run virtual machines, thus relying on the overall security of macOS. The safety of your VM while using the App Store edition depends solely on the security of macOS and Windows. As recommended above, install all security updates for macOS (including any related to the App Store application) and Windows to keep your VM safe.

Parallels Desktop security updates

The table below lists security vulnerabilities and a corresponding product version that includes the fix.

Name or ID Fixed in version Release date
 ZDI-CAN-13797 17.0.0 (51461)
August 10, 2021
 
 ZDI-CAN-13712
 ZDI-CAN-13672
 ZDI-CAN-13601   16.5.1 (49187) July 8, 2021
 ZDI-CAN-13592
 ZDI-CAN-13581 
 ZDI-CAN-13544 
 ZDI-CAN-13543  KB 125544 July 27, 2021
 ZDI-CAN-13190   16.5.0 (49183)
 
April 14, 2021
 
 ZDI-CAN-13189 
 ZDI-CAN-13188
 ZDI-CAN-13187
 ZDI-CAN-13186
 ZDI-CAN-13082
 ZDI-CAN-12848
 ZDI-CAN-12791
 ZDI-CAN-12790
 ZDI-CAN-12528
 ZDI-CAN-12527
 ZDI-CAN-12220
 ZDI-CAN-12130
 ZDI-CAN-12129
 ZDI-CAN-12136  16.1.2 (49151) December 23, 2020 
 ZDI-CAN-12131
 ZDI-CAN-12221
 ZDI-CAN-12068  16.1.0 (48950)
 ZDI-CAN-12021
 ZDI-CAN-11926
 ZDI-CAN-11925
 ZDI-CAN-11924
 ZDI-CAN-10519  16.0.0 (48916) August 11, 2020
 ZDI-CAN-10518
 ZDI-CAN-11363
 ZDI-CAN-11304
 ZDI-CAN-11303
 ZDI-CAN-11302
 ZDI-CAN-11253
 ZDI-CAN-11217
 ZDI-CAN-11134
 ZDI-CAN-11132
 ZDI-CAN-11063
 ZDI-CAN-10520  15.1.4 (47270)

April 21, 2020

 ZDI-CAN-10030
 ZDI-CAN-10032  15.1.3 (47255) March 10, 2020
 ZDI-CAN-10031
 ZDI-CAN-10028
 ZDI-CAN-10029
 ZDI-CAN-9403
 ZDI-CAN-9428
 ZDI-CAN-8685  15.1.1 (47117) October 31, 2019

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