Nov 28, 2016 - GitLab  

GitLab 8.14.1, 8.13.7 and 8.12.10 Released

Learn more about GitLab Release 8.14.1, 8.13.7 and 8.12.10 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE)

Today we are releasing version 8.14.1, 8.13.7 and 8.12.10 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). This version contains an important security fix for a critical remote command execution vulnerability in Mattermost, and we strongly recommend that anyone running GitLab 8.14.0 with Mattermost enabled upgrade to this version immediately. Please read on for more details.

Remote Command Execution via Mattermost Service in 8.14.0

Mattermost recently released a critical security update to address a remote command execution vulnerability. Because the Omnibus version of GitLab 8.14.0 ships with Mattermost we are providing this emergency security patch. Details of the vulnerability can be found at

We strongly recommend that all installations running GitLab 8.14.0 with Mattermost enabled upgrade immediately. Mattermost is not enabled by default.


If you're unable to upgrade right away, you can secure your GitLab installation against this vulnerability using the workaround outlined below until you have time to upgrade.

Disable Mattermost

Login to your GitLab server(s) and perform the following:

  1. Edit your /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb file
  2. Verify mattermost['gitlab_enable'] is set to false
  3. Save the file
  4. Run sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure Note: If you are running Mattermost on an external server and not through GitLab this workaround will not be sufficient. Please consult your Mattermost documentation on how to disable the service until you can install the patch.

8.14.1, 8.13.7 and 8.12.10 Security fixes

Users with Read Access to a Project Can Create Labels

Hari Gopal reported a vulnerability involving non-members of a project who have read-only access being able to create labels inside the project. #23416

Information Disclosure for Private Project Names

An internal code review discovered that it was possible to enumerate private project names. #22869

Information Disclosure for Private Issues

An internal code review discovered that it was possible to read private issues using specifically-crafted search queries for projects with issues visibility restricted to ‘Only team members'.

Other fixes in 8.14.1

This version resolves a number of regressions and bugs in the recent 8.14 release.

  • CE/EE: Fix deselecting calendar days on contribution graph (!6453)
  • CE/EE: 500 error on project show when user is not logged in and project is still empty (!7376)
  • CE/EE: Unify all MR widget text colors and background colors (!7571)
  • CE/EE: If Build running change accept merge request when build succeeds button from orange to blue (!7577)
  • CE/EE: External jobs do not have show page nor traces (!7617)
  • CE/EE: Issue creation now accepts trailing whitespace (!7633)
  • CE/EE: Resolve "Labeling system notes downcase labels" (!7636)
  • CE/EE: Fix NPM install warnings due to incompatible dependency version (!7641)
  • CE/EE: Clean up globals exemptions within .eslintrc (!7642)
  • CE/EE: Fix IID filter for merge requests and milestones (!7648)
  • CE/EE: Fix sidekiq stats in admin area (!7654)
  • CE/EE: Fix exceptions when loading build trace (!7658)
  • CE/EE: Fixed bug to do with calculating durations (!7663)
  • CE/EE: Resolve "Wrong render 'index', should be render 'show' in Projects::PipelinesSettingsController#update" (!7665)
  • CE/EE: Fix spacing between icon and word in status badge (!7678)
  • EE: Fix MergeRequestSerializer breaks on when source_project doesn't exist anymore (!903)

Upgrade barometer

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.

Enterprise Edition

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