Chef 12.22.3 released


We’ve released Chef 12.22.3 today.

This release fixes an issue in our Windows security support code that would occasionally cause heap corruption on Windows. This would manifest as Chef Client runs that terminated without any logging or errors. Because of the location of the issue in the common get_account_right method, this could affect a number of different recipes but was most often seen when using the windows_service resource.

This issue is also fixed in the recent Chef 14.0.190 release, and will be included in the next Chef 13 release expected by the end of the month.

This is the final planned Chef 12 release, which is currently deprecated and will become End of Life on April 30th. For additional information on that process, please see

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from or by using the new mixlib-install command line utility available in ChefDK 0.19.6 or greater.

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 12.22.3

Alternatively, you can install Chef using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 12.22.3

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 12.22.3