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CFEngine 3.12.4 and 3.15.1 released

We are today very excited to bring you new updates to CFEngine. This is a set of patch releases for the CFEngine 3.12 LTS and 3.15 LTS series. We usually release new patch releases every 6 months, but we want to bring new features and all improvements and bug fixes to our users as soon as possible. Hence these early releases. In CFEngine 3.15 LTS we introduced Federated Reporting, our single pane of glass reporting architecture.

March 26, 2020

CFEngine 3.12.3-2 and 3.15.0-2 released

We recently released new builds for our Enterprise and Community packages. This release fixes an issue causing Enterprise Hub packages to fail upgrade in some cases. As part of this release, we also made changes to package names to ensure consistent naming that also includes the target platform in the filename. As always, you can find Enterprise packages on our Enterprise downloads page and Community packages can be found in our public repositories and on our Community downloads page.

Posted by Nick Anderson
February 7, 2020

Upgrading from CFEngine 2 to 3: running the 2 agents side by side with 3

CFEngine 2 network communication is insecure by today’s standards. CFEngine 2 CVE-2016-6329: CFEngine 2 uses Blowfish cipher (1993) which today is considered: Weak Deprecated Subject to key recovery attack No security fixes since 2008. Protocol communications not encrypted; only data transfer (which facilitates attack). Encryption is off by default. CFEngine 3 All communication is encrypted Uses TLS 1.3 (current state of the art) Up to date, maintained, secure from the software vendor Full Enterprise support, with SLA.

January 28, 2020

CFEngine 3.15 LTS released

Today marks a new milestone for CFEngine, with the release of the new CFEngine 3.15.0 LTS. This is the newest Long Term Supported CFEngine series, introducing a lot of great stuff. The biggest new feature in CFEngine 3.15 is Federated Reporting, which we will cover later in this blog post, but there are many other new improvements as well. If you are interested to learn more, schedule training, or hear about pricing options, feel free to reach out to us!

December 19, 2019

CFEngine 3.10.7 LTS and 3.12.3 LTS released

We are now happy to release two new LTS versions of CFEngine, 3.10.7 LTS, and 3.12.3 LTS. CFEngine 3.10.7 - end of life This will be the last release of the CFEngine 3.10 LTS series. Standard Support of CFEngine 3.10 LTS ends end of this year. If you would like extended support, please contact us. From the CFEngine release schedule, we see that CFEngine 3.10 LTS is maintained and supported until December 28th, 2019.

December 6, 2019

New CFEngine Hub packages released

Due to a number of vulnerabilities found in the version of Apache we bundle with CFEngine Hub, we have upgraded the CFEngine Hub packages to use an updated version of Apache. We upgrade from Apache 2.4.39 to Apache 2.4.41. We are now releasing a new version, CFEngine Hub 3.12.2-5. Only new Hub packages are being released, as no other packages are affected by these vulnerabilities. The issues fixed There are several issues that have been fixed with this new version of Apache.

October 3, 2019

CFEngine 3.15 LTS beta released

Today we are happy to announce the general availability of CFEngine 3.15.0 beta. CFEngine 3.15 is our upcoming LTS (Long Term Support) release. The main focus of this release has been the new Federated Reporting feature. It also contains a lot of performance work and stability improvements. You can download CFEngine 3.15 LTS beta here. Beta program CFEngine 3.15 is a beta release that is not generally supported, however, the quality is good and interesting new features are available.

September 18, 2019

CFEngine 3.12.2-3, 3.14.0-2 released (mitigating CVE-2019-10164)

On [2019-07-29 Mon] we released new builds of our Enterprise Hub packages for 3.12.2 and 3.14.0. This release addresses CVE-2019-10164. PostgreSQL versions 10.x before 10.9 and versions 11.x before 11.4 are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. Any authenticated user can overflow a stack-based buffer by changing the user’s own password to a purpose-crafted value. This often suffices to execute arbitrary code as the PostgreSQL operating system account. CFEngine Enterprise LTS versions 3.

Posted by Nick Anderson
August 6, 2019

CFEngine 3.14.0 released

Today we are very proud and happy to launch our latest non-supported release, CFEngine 3.14.0. 3.14 is a great number, being the closest we will get to π, we also wanted to introduce something very special this time around, and we did! New features Let’s start with an overview of some new changes debuting in CFEngine 3.14. Improved Role Based Access Control (RBAC) In CFEngine 3.14 we have introduced a new backend for managing RBAC settings, as well as a whole new UI in the Mission Portal to manage this.

July 1, 2019

CFEngine 3.12.2 LTS Released

We are happy to release the 2nd update to the CFEngine 3.12 LTS series. This update comes with many important stability and performance improvements and is thus well worth the upgrade from an older version of 3.12 LTS. CFEngine 3.12 LTS brings a lot of innovation, new features and improved performance to CFEngine, and allows you to make the most efficient use of your time. We are looking forward to your feedback on this release.

May 20, 2019
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