Happy Monday and to celebrate we’ve released a new version of Chef 12 chock-full of security updates as well as some new functionality.
Ohai 8.25 with Critical Plugins Functionality
Users can now specify a list of plugins which are
critical for the Chef run. Critical plugins will cause Ohai to fail if they do not run successfully (and thus cause a Chef run using Ohai to fail). The syntax for this is:
ohai.critical_plugins << :Filesystem
We’ve updated multiple libraries to resolve CVEs:
libxml2 upgraded to 2.9.5
libxlst upgraded to 1.1.30
zlib upgraded to 1.2.11
openssl upgraded to 1.0.2j
rubygems upgraded to 2.6.14
Full Ruby 2.2 support restored
The previous release of Chef 12.21.20 introduced an Ruby 2.2 incompatibility in Windows DSC code handling that has been resolved.