GitHub Enterprise 2.18.25 August 12, 2020 Download

Bug Fixes

  • Recent changes to memory allocations could lead to a degradation in system performance

Upcoming deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18 will be deprecated as of August 20, 2020 That means that no patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues, after this date. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server as soon as possible.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line.

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.24 August 11, 2020 Download

Downloads Have Been Disabled

Downloads of the 2.18.24 release have been disabled as a result of a bug discovered after release. Subsequent releases in the 2.18 series include a correction for the bug.

If you have already upgraded your appliance to GitHub Enterprise 2.18.24, please contact support for assistance.

Security Fixes

  • CRITICAL: A remote code execution vulnerability was identified in GitHub Pages that could allow an attacker to execute commands as part building a GitHub Pages site. This issue was due to an outdated and vulnerable dependency used in the Pages build process. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need permission to create and build a GitHub Pages site on the GitHub Enterprise Server instance. This vulnerability affected all versions of GitHub Enterprise Server. To mitigate this vulnerability, Kramdown has been updated to address CVE-2020-14001.
  • HIGH: An attacker could inject a malicious argument into a Git sub-command when executed on GitHub Enterprise Server. This could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files with partially user-controlled content and potentially execute arbitrary commands on the GitHub Enterprise Server instance. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need permission to access repositories within the GitHub Enterprise Server instance. However, due to other protections in place, we could not identify a way to actively exploit this vulnerability. This vulnerability was reported through the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • The virtualization platform for oVirt KVM systems was not properly detected, causing problems during upgrades.
  • The service memory allocation calculation could allocate an incorrect or unbounded memory allocation to a service resulting in poor system performance.
  • Issues could not be sorted by Recently updated on repositories migrated to a new instance.
  • GitHub Connect was using a deprecated GitHub.com API endpoint.
  • The 404 page contained GitHub.com contact and status links in the footer.

Upcoming deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18 will be deprecated as of August 20, 2020 That means that no patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues, after this date. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server as soon as possible.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line.

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.23 July 21, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • GitHub App Manifest creation flow was unusable in some scenarios when a SameSite Cookie policy was applied.

Upcoming deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18 will be deprecated as of August 20, 2020 That means that no patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues, after this date. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server as soon as possible.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line.

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.22 July 09, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • MEDIUM: Updated nginx to 1.16.1 and addressed CVE-2019-20372. (updated 2020-07-22)
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Certain log files did not rotate every 7 days.
  • Rapid reuse of webhook source ports resulted in rejected connections.

Upcoming deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18 will be deprecated as of August 20, 2020 That means that no patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues, after this date. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server as soon as possible.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line.

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.21 June 23, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Excessively large log events could lead to log forwarding instability when UDP was used as the transport mechanism.
  • Automatic unsuspension of a user through SSO did not complete if the SSH keys attribute had keys already associated with the user's account.
  • Previewing a GitHub App description written in markdown was not properly rendered.

Upcoming deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18 will be deprecated as of August 20, 2020 That means that no patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues, after this date. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server as soon as possible.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line.

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.20 June 02, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • HIGH: An improper access control vulnerability was identified in the GitHub Enterprise Server API that allowed an organization member to escalate permissions and gain access to unauthorized repositories within an organization. This vulnerability affected all versions of GitHub Enterprise Server prior to 2.21. We have issued CVE-2020-10516 in response to this issue. The vulnerability was reported via the GitHub Bug Bounty program.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Internet-facing GitHub Enterprise Server instances could be indexed by search engines.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.19 May 19, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • After the license file was updated, services were not properly reloaded causing functionality loss.
  • Internal API requests updating Dependency Graph information could fail if the response body was too large.
  • The affiliations argument to some GraphQL repository connections was not respected.
  • Automatic unsuspension of a user through SSO did not complete if the SAML email attribute had different casing than the GitHub user email.
  • Restoring the membership of a user to an organization did not instrument the actor in webhook and audit log payloads.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.18 May 05, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • When an organization member was reinstated, the webhook payload reported the ghost user as the sender and not the actual user performing the reinstatement.
  • The garbage collection of temporary files could lead to a license validation error.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.17 April 23, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • HIGH: OpenSSL has been updated to address CVE-2020-1967.
  • HIGH: Git has been updated to address CVE-2020-5260 and CVE-2020-11008. New restrictions prevent malicious repositories from being pushed to the server instance, protecting clients which have not yet been patched.
  • LOW: ImageMagick has been updated to address CVE-2019-10131.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • A mismatch in MySQL configurations could cause backups to fail in large installations.
  • A periodic task to clean up old log files would fail and send error messages to the local root account.
  • The recovery console would prompt for a root password, even if the root account was locked.
  • When a GitHub Enterprise Server license contained non-ASCII characters, a GET request to the Management Console API /setup/api/settings endpoint would result in an Internal Server Error.

Changes

  • When an external identity provider controlled user's site administrator status, users could not be demoted via the command line utility.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.16 April 07, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • The hotpatch mechanism did not properly handle the case where extracted patch contents were no longer present on the filesystem.
  • A maximum Git object size of 100MB option could not be selected for a repository when the global enterprise account had a Git object size option other than 100MB set.
  • Results from the the Issues and Pull Requests API could have inconsistent behaviour when ordering by the updated_at field.
  • The SecurityVulnerability package field could not be queried via the GraphQL API.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.15 March 25, 2020 Download

Bug Fixes

  • SAML Authentication requests and Metadata were not strictly encoded, causing some Identity Providers to not correctly process Service Provider initiated Authentication requests.
  • When using GitHub Connect, the GHES license sync process sent information that was not required.
  • ghe-migrator exports did not contain milestone users, which could break import operations.
  • When viewing file changes in comparison views, long file paths were truncated in a way that emphasised the directory components, rather than the filename.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.14 March 10, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • In some cases the forwarded log entries, mainly for audit.log were getting truncated.
  • The ghe-license-check command-line utility returned an "Invalid license file" error for some valid licenses, causing configuration changes to fail.
  • Alambic exception logs were not forwarded by syslog.
  • The org_block event is not unavailable but was appearing for GitHub Apps on GitHub Enterprise Server.
  • GraphQL query responses sometimes returned unmatched node identifiers for ProtectedBranch objects.
  • The GitHub App credential used by GitHub Connect failed to refresh immediately after expiry.
  • Leaving a comment in reply to a pull request comment was intermittently creating a pending pull request review.
  • Using ghe-migrator or exporting from GitHub.com, an export would silently fail to export non-image attachments.
  • Pre-receive hook returned 500 error on web UI when UTF-8 characters were encountered.
  • Signing out on Chrome was taking 30+ seconds when using a non-incognito browser.

Changes

  • The ghe-license-usage command-line utility includes a new --unencrypted option to provide visibility into the exported license usage file.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.13 February 27, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Upgrading an HA replica would stall indefinitely waiting for MySQL to start.
  • Importing teams from external sources failed when there were spaces in the team name.
  • PR review comments with unexpected values for "position" or "original_position" caused imports to fail.
  • Project hovercards were not properly displayed.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.12 February 11, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • The Dependency Graph for Python repositories failed to update.
  • The GITHUB_REPO_PUBLIC environment variable passed to pre-receive hooks could be empty.

Changes

  • Improved formatting of the example output of blocked Subversion access on the Admin Center repository Subversion management page.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.11 January 28, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Obtaining a Lets Encrypt via Enterprise Manage would fail to install the certificate.
  • Support bundle generation wasn't possible when consul was unavailable.
  • Service startup wouldn't wait for MySQL database to accept connections.
  • GitHub Connect code search presented the user with an error instead of search results.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.10 January 15, 2020 Download

Security Fixes

Bug Fixes

  • The root disk utilization graph in the Management Console was missing on AWS Nitro instance types.
  • The Alambic storage service could hit a file descriptor limit that could cause the kernel to hang and other services to log errors.
  • Importing of teams with nested teams with security visibility could fail. Nested teams will now be imported as top-level teams if they are imported as children of a team with secret visibility.
  • When a repository is locked users could still directly visit pull request URLs and modify the reviewers.
  • A team created via the API V3 would not automatically add its creator as a maintainer, which caused it to be inaccessible to that person.
  • A GitHub App with the proper set of permissions was not able to create teams with LDAP.
  • The DNS resolution for GitHub Connect could timeout.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.9 December 17, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • MEDIUM: An attacker could push a malicious GitHub Pages branch with overlapping submodule names, possibly leading to remote code execution within the GitHub Pages build container. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need permission to create a branch within a repository on the GitHub Enterprise Server instance. CVE-2019-1387
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Unknown locales were generating errors when running commands in the administrative shell.
  • ghe-config-check was returning validation errors for github-ssl.acme.ca-conf and syslog.cert.
  • The Let's Encrypt certificate registration feature consistently failed following an update to the external API.
  • Upgrades could fail due to a missing SQL table.
  • Commit objects could be lost in some cases if an update of a replica failed and then a repair operation was ran.
  • Commit messages containing links were not clickable or properly rendered in blame view.
  • When importing review comments that were created using old versions of GHES, some comments would fail to import due to corrupt diffs.
  • Audit log did not include some entries when changing protected branches settings.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.8 December 03, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Graphs for some metrics in the Management Console 'Monitor' page were displaying data in the opposite ordering than expected.
  • Site Admin users could encounter timeouts when attempting to impersonate accounts that were members of a large number of Organizations.
  • Backups of GitHub Enterprise Server clusters could intermittently fail due to duplicated Gist repository references.
  • Transient, non-fatal errors returned from external LDAP servers during team synchronization operations could cause the incorrect removal of team members.
  • GrahpQL queries that referenced Organizations could run slowly and occasionally time out on a GitHub Enterprise Server instance that contained a large number of Organizations.
  • Inviting users to a team could time out if the invitees weren't already members of that team's Organization.

Changes

  • Background job queues have been re-ordered to reduce the chances of user-visible jobs being delayed on very busy instances.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • The Let's Encrypt certificate registration feature consistently fails following an update to the external API.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.7 November 20, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • HIGH: The legacy avatar upgrade functionality was vulnerable to a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability when fetching image content from third-party avatar services. This could allow an attacker to make GET requests to internal services reachable from the GitHub Enterprise deployment.
  • LOW: The script-src: 'unsafe-inline' CSP header was applied to all paths for Enterprise Manager.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Promoting a replica in an active HA environment could fail to properly apply configuration changes and remove a pre-flight check holding page.
  • A race condition could occur when a replica node was rebooted, preventing the internal VPN from starting correctly.
  • MySQL replication lag could rise significantly on high traffic instances during times of peak user activity.

Changes

  • The Google Accounts Daemon and google_set_hostname DHCP hook are now disabled on Google Cloud Platform images.
  • GitHub Enterprise Server is now available in the eu-north-1 AWS region.
  • MySQL database seeding progress is reported during replication setup and recorded in the configuration log.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When using Let's Encrypt with a new installation, an error can occur when creating a new Let's Encrypt account.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.6 November 05, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • MEDIUM: The repository import functionality was vulnerable to a Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) issue when importing TFS repositories.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • The storage objects were incorrectly deleted from non-voting replicas.
  • In some cases systemd would fail to start services after a reboot.
  • Submitting the form to request to change a team's parent team with an empty value caused an error.
  • The GitHub App installation page returned a timeout error for some users and Apps.
  • Unsubscribe email notification language was inconsistent with the language used in the web interface.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.5 October 23, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • HIGH: The repository import functionality was vulnerable to a command injection issue when importing Mercurial repositories.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • In a clustering environment, trying to add files to a repository using the web interface or pushing commits from the command line interface could fail.
  • A 500 Internal Server Error could occur when creating a new organization.
  • GitHub Apps were unable to modify GitHub Team memberships via the API.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.4 October 08, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Git pushes could take a long time when pushing to a fork of a repository with a lot of forks.
  • Webhooks could not be created or updated to point to .consul domains.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.3 September 25, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Missing /etc/aliases.db file caused the deferred mail queue to fill with internal alert messages.
  • The text toolbar and the subheading were overlapping on the global enterprise account Messages pages.
  • It was possible for the two-factor authentication requirement on the global enterprise account to remain enabled after switching to an authentication mode that does not support built-in two-factor authentication (such as SAML).
  • In large repos the protected branch settings page was loading slowly and triggering a timeout error.
  • Attempting to unarchive a repository would fail due to schema mismatch.
  • Viewing blobs in a repository was slow and could cause timeout errors under certain network conditions.
  • Forking a private repository into an organization was erroneously blocked by an error that mentioned upgrading your plan.

Changes

  • Added support for r5.8xlarge and r5.16xlarge EC2 instance types
  • The number of pull requests that can be created from the same head SHA1 is limited to 100 by default.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.2 September 10, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • Live updates for pull requests and issues would fail due to an incorrect list of allowed origin domains.
  • A Git operation could fail to connect to the server with a SIGABRT error in certain cases.
  • WireGuard private keys were missing in some cases, causing a failure to connect.
  • Restarting replication after an upgrade using ghe-repl-start could fail to detect an existing configuration run and break the replication between HA nodes.
  • Promotion of an HA replica would cause a memory leak in some cases.
  • Site administrators could have two-factor authentication disabled via the Site Admin dashboard when two-factor authentication was enabled on the global enterprise account.
  • A background job that doesn't apply to GitHub Enterprise Server was enqueued but never processed.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.1 August 27, 2019 Download

Security Fixes

  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • On appliances that send a lot of notifications, GitHub Enterprise opened too many connections to the configured email server which delayed delivery in certain cases.
  • When a SAML Session expired before a form was submitted, users of Chrome would not be redirected to the SAML authentication workflow.

Changes

  • Adjusted the amount of logging for the Alive service to reduce noise.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • Issue, pull request, and project pages may not automatically update with changes from other users. (updated 2019-08-30)
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team

GitHub Enterprise 2.18.0 August 20, 2019 Download

Features

Security Fixes

  • HIGH: An attacker could inject potentially malicious options into Git sub-commands when executed on the server. This could allow an attacker to truncate existing files on the server or execute other unintended functionality of affected Git sub-commands. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need permission to create a branch within a repository on the GitHub Enterprise Server instance. This vulnerability was reported through the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program.
  • MEDIUM: GitHub App permissions could be incorrectly set by the user.
  • Packages have been updated to the latest security versions.

Bug Fixes

  • GitHub Enterprise Server was incorrectly using support@example.com as the sender of notification emails if a URL was used for the support link instead of an email address.
  • GitHub app managers were able to access and manage applications for the organization after being removed from it.
  • Lines in gists were not selectable.

Changes

  • WireGuard replaces OpenVPN as the technology used to encrypt communication between nodes in High Availability configurations.
  • Webhook payloads include the milestone object when milestones are added or removed.
  • Links to all the pull requests associated with a security alert are viewable on the security alerts page.
  • Users are able to update their branch with the base branch when a pull request is in draft status.
  • Files marked as reviewed will be marked as unreviewed for all users that have previously reviewed the file after a new commit has been made.
  • Reduced memory utilization on GitHub Enterprise Server instances.
  • The longpoll service has been replaced with alive.
  • Replication must be stopped during a feature upgrade.

Backups and Disaster Recovery

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18 requires at least GitHub Enterprise Backup Utilities 2.18.0 for Backups and Disaster Recovery.

Upcoming deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server 2.15

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.15 will be deprecated as of October 16, 2019. That means that no patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues, after this date. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server as soon as possible.

Known Issues

  • On a freshly set up GitHub Enterprise Server without any users, an attacker could create the first admin user.
  • Custom firewall rules are not maintained during an upgrade.
  • Subversion (SVN) checkout may timeout while the repository data cache is being built. In most cases, subsequent Subversion checkout attempts will succeed.
  • Git LFS tracked files uploaded through the web interface are incorrectly added directly to the repository.
  • Issues cannot be closed if they contain a permalink to a blob in the same repository where the file path is longer than 255 characters.
  • Issue, pull request, and project pages may not automatically update with changes from other users. (updated 2019-08-30)
  • When "Users can search GitHub.com" is enabled with GitHub Connect, issues in private and internal repositories are not included in GitHub.com search results.
  • Security alerts are not reported when pushing to a repository on the command line. (updated 2020-06-23)

Thanks!

The GitHub Team