I finally found a solution for my problem. I had to uninstall an manually delete all vmware related files (like config and /etc/vmware directory).
Then, I installed the vmware server package but did not ran the config script immediately. First I copied the attached patch und ran
patch /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl /path/to/vmware-config.pl.patch
Then I called the normal vmware-config.pl and everything worked well. It took some time to find a working patch but this one was working great. Thanks to its writer