The 2.11 series release notes contain important changes in this release series.
Git client vulnerabilities
A number of critical Git security vulnerabilities were recently announced that affect all versions of the official Git client.
We strongly recommend that you ensure that all users update their Git clients, in addition to upgrading to this GitHub Enterprise release.
More details on these vulnerabilities can be found in the official announcement, and the associated CVEs, CVE-2018-11233 and CVE-2018-11235.
- CRITICAL There was a remote code execution vulnerability that leveraged CVE-2018-11235 during the Pages build process. The Git package has been updated to address the vulnerability in the Pages build process. This fix is also available in GitHub Enterprise 2.11.16 and 2.11.17.
- GitHub will block pushing malicious Git submodules that could be used to exploit Git clients vulnerable to CVE-2018-11235.
- Elasticsearch metrics in the management console metrics dashboards have been fixed.
- Enable marking one search index as primary when there are multiple primary Elasticsearch indexes listed.
- We incorrectly redirect to the dashboard if you accessed GitHub Enterprise using an alias while in private mode. This might happen if you set a fully qualified domain name but the subdomain resolves correctly.
- Images uploaded to issues save with an absolute URL, so they can be broken if the hostname changes.
- On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
- Custom firewall rules aren't maintained during an upgrade.
svn checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent
svn checkout attempts will succeed.
- Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
- GitHub Enterprise clustering can not be configured without https.
- Deleting a search index doesn't delete all associated metadata, which are then incorrectly reused if a new search index is created. This causes search index repair jobs to be reported as finished in the site admin when they were not.
- Pull request review comments migrated with
ghe-migrator are displayed in the wrong order.
- The pull request review request has users reversed, after migration with
- The comment count in the "Conversation" tab of a pull request migrated with
ghe-migrator can be wrong.
gpgverify service may consume large amounts of CPU time even when not processing requests.
- Nameid-format matching on SAML response is too strict when value is "unspecified", which can cause an error with the "Another user already owns the account." message if the IdP changes
NameID. (updated 2018-06-25)
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