Chef InSpec 4.22.22 Released!

Hello InSpec friends!
We are delighted to announce the availability of version 4.22.22 of Chef InSpec. Changes include:

New Features

  • Shiny: Check out the new windows_firewall and windows_firewall_rule resources! (#4979)
  • New Factor: New junit2 reporter is now available! The junit2 reporter shows the standard JUnit specification in XML format, and is recommended for all new users of JUnit. (#5085)
  • In Progress: We added a test in preparation for the macOS Big Sur (11.0) beta release. (#5217)


  • Revision: We converted the legacy junit reporter into a plugin. Nothing changed about using the junit reporter, but it's a great example of a plugin if you want to build your own! (#5084)
  • Better Finding: Experience more robust Darwin operating system detection. (#5175)
  • Lighter: We removed unused dependencies and the inspec gem no longer ships with the readme file. (#5201, #5203, and #5202)
  • Upgrade: Omnibus builds now use Ruby 2.6.6 for improved security. (#5198)

Bug Fixes

  • Restored: The mysql_session resource works again with stdout, stderr, and exit_status parameters. (#5219)

Backward Incompatibilities

  • Reminder: We no longer build packages for Debian 8 as it is considered end-of-life. (5197)

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