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Adam Edwards

Former Chef Employee


Security response: bash on Windows Chef Client, Chef DK, and Push Jobs Client packages (CVE-2014-6271)

We’ve verified that for Windows platforms only, the Chef Client, Chef DK, and Push Jobs Client packages contain versions of the bash command interpreter that are affected by CVE-2014-6271, the “ShellShock” advisory.

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Release: Chef Client 11.16.0 & Ohai 7.4.0

Ohai Chefs, Today we’ve released Chef Client 11.16.0 and Ohai 7.4.0. The releases contain the following changes: Chef Client 11.16.0 MacOS: Fix dscl user provider to be able to manage home and password at the same time Support for  PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on Windows Update to OpenSSL 1.0.0n on Windows and 1.0.

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Chef Client 11.16.0 gets into PowerShell DSC

Ohai Chefs. Today’s release of Chef Client 11.16.0 marks the inclusion of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) support into Chef Client for Windows. DSC is a powerful configuration management platform built into PowerShell 4.0, and now you can use it with Chef! To try it out, just configure a system with Chef Client 11.16.

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Getting Ready for Chef + PowerShell DSC

Today we’d like to share the Supermarket debut of the PowerShell DSC cookbook for Chef, an early preview of Chef integration with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on Windows. This cookbook allows you to author recipes using any DSC resources available on your system, seamlessly surfacing them as Chef resources you can use in your cookbooks.

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Chef Server 11.1.3 Security Release

Enterprise Chef Server 11.1.3 is a security release to address a PostgreSQL configuration error. The defect allows any local user on the system hosting the Chef Server’s PostgreSQL components full access to databases. We advise all Chef Server users to update to this latest release which corrects the error.

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Enterprise Chef Server 1.4.13 Release

Enterprise Chef Server 1.4.3 is a security release to address a PostgreSQL configuration error. The defect allows any local user on the system hosting the Chef Server’s PostgreSQL components full access to databases. We advise all Chef Server users to update to this latest release which corrects the error.

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Enterprise Chef Server 11.1.8 Release

Enterprise Chef Server 11.1.8 is a security release to address a PostgreSQL configuration error. The defect allows any local user on the system hosting the Chef Server’s PostgreSQL components full access to databases. We advise all Chef Server users to update to this latest release which corrects the error.

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AIX 6.1 / 7.1 Chef Client 11.10 Preview Release

Ohai Chefs, It’s always exciting when Chef makes its way to a new platform. Today we’re announcing the availability of the preview release of Chef Client 11.10 for the PowerPC-based AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 operating systems.

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knife-ec2 0.8.0 released

Ohai Chefs. We’ve released knife-ec2 0.8.0, now available for gem install on your workstation. This release includes improvements around connectivity options for the bootstrap process, particularly for VPC instances. THANK YOU! to all of our contributors for your work on this release, and also to everyone who took the time to report defects.

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