GitLab 8.6.5 Released

Apr 11, 2016

Today we are releasing version 8.6.5 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

This version includes an important security fix for Two-factor Authentication, fixes for project importing, and a performance improvement in Git post-receive handling.

Read on for all the details!

Two-factor Authentication spoofing

Jobert Abma of HackerOne alerted us to a security vulnerability related to the two-factor authentication (2FA) method used in GitLab CE and EE.

It was possible for an attacker to bypass password authentication of users that have 2FA enabled, and consequently sign in as a different user without knowing their password, if he could guess the user's current six-digit 2FA validation code.

It was also possible to enumerate users and check if they have 2FA enabled, because GitLab responded with a different error for each case.

We've also released new packages for 8.5, 8.4, and 8.3 to include this important fix.

Upgrade barometer

This version does 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.

Enterprise Edition

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