GitLab 8.6.4, 8.5.9, 8.4.7, and 8.3.6 Released

Apr 4, 2016

Today we are releasing versions 8.6.4, 8.5.9, 8.4.7, and 8.3.6 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

These versions include a minor security fix.

Read on for all the details!

Minor security issue with tags and forks

Prior to these versions, it was possible for the Git tags from a fork project to appear in the source project, if a merge request was opened on the source project from the fork project, and then new tags were pushed to the forked project. Tags that already existed in the source project would not be overwritten.

Update: (2016-04-05 22:45 UTC)

As promised, we have included this security fix for the previous four GitLab monthly releases, and have released new packages for each.

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These versions do not include any new migrations, and should not require any downtime.

Please be aware that by default the Omnibus packages will stop, run migrations, and start again, no matter how “big” or “small” the upgrade is. This behavior can be changed by adding a /etc/gitlab/skip-auto-migrations file.


To update, check out our update page.

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