Chef 13.11.3 Released!

Ohai Chefs!

We're happy to announce the release of Chef v13.11.3 for those using Chef 13! This release includes important security updates as well and bug fixes.

Sensitive Properties on Windows

  • windows_service no longer logs potentially sensitive information when a service is setup
  • windows_package now respects the sensitive property to avoid logging sensitive data in the event of a package installation failure

Other Fixes

  • remote_directory now properly loads files in the root of a cookbook's files directory
  • osx_profile now uses the full path the profiles CLI tool to avoid running other binaries of the same name in a users path
  • package resources that don't support the allow_downgrade property will no longer fail
  • knife bootstrap windows error messages have been improved

Security Updates



Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from or by using the mixlib-install command line utility:

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 13.11.3

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

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 13.11.3

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 13.11.3

If you want to give this version a spin in Test Kitchen, create or add the following to your kitchen.yml file:

  product_name: chef
  product_version: 13.11.3