VMware have published a new security advisory relating to VMware Tools for Windows. It affects v10 and 11 of the Tools. The vulnerability allows a user with local admin rights in the guest OS to acquire system privileges.
The version with the fix for this vulnerability is 12.0.0. While this is a major version jump, from the release notes there doesn’t appear to be any major breaking changes. It still supports Windows as far back as 7 SP1/2008 R2 SP1.