GitLab 8.9.4, 8.8.7, and 8.7.9 released

Jul 4, 2016

Today we are releasing versions 8.9.4, 8.8.7, and 8.7.9 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

All versions contain two security fixes, and 8.9.4 additionally contains fixes for another batch of regressions. We recommend that all GitLab installations be upgraded to one of these versions.

Please read on for more details.

Information disclosure via references

Certain GitLab Flavored Markdown references could expose the existence of a private project to logged-out users. See the issue for more details.

Thanks to Ron Arts for responsibly disclosing this issue to us.

Privilege escalation for external users via OAuth

If an external user logged in via an OAuth provider that was not in the external_providers configuration setting, they would erroneously be set to internal. See the issue for more details.

Thanks to Niels Keurentjes for responsibly disclosing this issue to us.

Upgrade barometer

These versions do not include any 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.


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