Aug 16, 2016 - Robert Speicher  

GitLab 8.10.6, 8.9.7, and 8.8.8 released

Learn more about GitLab Release 8.10.6, 8.9.7, and 8.8.8 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE)

Today we are releasing versions 8.10.6, 8.9.7, and 8.8.8 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

Version 8.10.6 contains a security fix for GitLab, plus fixes for minor regressions. All versions include a security update for Rails. We recommend that all GitLab installations be upgraded to one of these versions.

Please read on for more details.

  • CE/EE: Upgrade Rails to (!5781)
  • CE/EE: Fix privilege escalation via project export.
  • CE/EE: Restore "Largest repository" sort option on Admin > Projects page. (!5797)
  • CE/EE: Require administrator privileges to perform a project import.
  • EE: Fix race condition with UpdateMirrorWorker Lease. (!641)

Privilege escalation via project export

Due to incorrect attribute whitelisting, it was possible for a project export to contain the full User attributes of project members, including their API tokens. See the issue for more details.

Update (2016-08-17 22:00 UTC): We have temporarily made importing a GitLab project export require administrator access while we further audit the security of the import/export feature as a whole.

Thanks to Jobert Abma of HackerOne for responsibly disclosing this issue to us.

Rails security update

Rails recently released version to address two security vulnerabilities, so we've updated the version included in GitLab.

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.


To update, check out our update page.

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