Chef Infra Client 16.10.17 Released!

Hey folks,

Today we released Chef Infra Client 16.10.17 with a few important bug fixes as well as a security update to OpenSSL. Be sure to check it out.


  • Resolved installation failures on some Windows systems
  • Fixed the mount resource for network mounts using the root level as the device. Thanks @ramereth!
  • Resolved a Compliance Phase failure with profile names using the @ symbol.


Upgraded OpenSSL to 1.0.2y, which resolves the following CVEs:

Platform Updates

With the release of macOS 11 we will no longer produce packages for macOS 10.13 systems. See our Platform End-of-Life Policy for details on the platform lifecycle.

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 16.10.17

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

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 16.10.17
# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 16.10.17

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: 16.10.17