Chef Client 13.8 Released

Ohai Chefs!

We’re happy to announce the release of Chef v13.8!

Release Highlights

Revert attributes changes from 13.7

Per Regression in Chef Client 13.7.16 , there was a regression in how arrays and hashes were handled in 13.7. In 13.8, we’ve reverted to the same code as 13.6.

Continuing work on windows_task

13.8 has better validation for the idle_time property, when using the on_idle frequency.

Security Updates

  • Updated libxml2 to 2.9.7; fixes: CVE-2017-15412

Please see the CHANGELOG for the complete list of changes.

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 13.8.0

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

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 13.8.0

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 13.8.0