Chef Backend 2.0.30 Release

We are happy to announce the release of Chef Backend 2.0.30!


  • Ruby has been upgraded to v2.4.4
  • Updated to the latest Chef 13 for the ctl commands.
  • Added leader eligible and blocked status to the output of chef-backend-ctl cluster-status

Security Fixes

  • Removed SSLv3 support from OpenSSL binaries.
  • Removed compression and zlib support from OpenSSL binaries to mitigate CRIME TLS attacks. [CVE-2012-4929]
  • Updated SSL Cipher set used for PostgreSQL to match the current cipher set in chef-server-core.

Bug Fixes

  • Use custom tmpdir to avoid elasticsearch noexec issues

New and Modified Configuration Options

  • ElasticSearch timeout is now configurable, and the default value has been increased from 30 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • Added timeout command line option--timeout SECONDS for backups.

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