Chef Infra Client 15.14 Released!

Hi Everyone,

For those of you not yet on Chef Infra Client 16, we have a great bugfix and security release with some nice improvements to Chef Infra Client 15.

What's New In 15.14

Chef InSpec 4.22.22

Chef InSpec has been updated from 4.22.1 to 4.22.22. This new release includes the following improvements:

  • Fix mysql_session stdout, stderr and exit_status parameters. Thanks @ramereth!
  • Add new windows_firewall and windows_firewall_rule resources. Thanks @tecracer-theinen!

Fixes and Improvements

  • The knife ssh command no longer hangs when connecting to Windows nodes over SSH.
  • Resolved several failures that could occur in the included chef-vault gem.

Resource Updates


The hostname resource has been updated to improve logging on Windows systems.


The windows_feature resource has been updated to allow installing features that have been removed if a source location is provided. Thanks for reporting this @stefanwb!


The windows_font resource will no longer fail on newer releases of Windows if a font is already installed. Thanks for reporting this @bmiller08!

Platform Packages

  • We are once again building Chef Infra Client packages for RHEL 7 / SLES 12 on the S390x architecture. In addition to these packages, we've also added S390x packages for SLES 15.
  • We now produce packages for Apple's upcoming macOS 11 Big Sur release.



OpenSSL has been updated to 1.0.2w which includes a fix for CVE-2020-1968.

CA Root Certificates

The included cacerts bundle in Chef Infra Client has been updated to the 7-22-2020 release. This new release removes 4 legacy root certificates and adds 4 additional root certificates.

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 15.14.0

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

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 15.14.0

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 15.14.0

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: 15.14.0


32-bit Arm builds are now available here: