The 2.16 series release notes contain important changes in this release series.
A CRITICAL vulnerability was identified that allows an attacker to authorize an OAuth application on the account of a targeted user without the approval of the targeted user. This would allow an attacker to execute actions on behalf of the targeted user via the authorized OAuth application. The attacker would need to be able to create an OAuth application on the affected GitHub Enterprise Server instance to perform this attack. Additionally, to execute the attack, the targeted user would need to visit an attacker controlled website.
The affected supported versions are:
We strongly recommend upgrading your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance to the latest patch release in your series, GitHub Enterprise Server 2.14.24, 2.15.17, 2.16.12, 2.17.3, or greater immediately. If you have any questions, please contact GitHub support at https://enterprise.github.com/support.
This vulnerability was reported through the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program.
The GitHub Team