Submitted by kohsuke on Mon, 2014-10-20 12:10
Jenkins User Conference in Bay Area is this Thursday, and one of the new things this year is the mobile app.
There's an Android version as well as an iPhone version. I've installed it locally, and it's very handy for checking the agenda, get more info about speakers and sponsors.
Another day, another SSL vulnerability! Google has announced a vulnerability in SSL v3, and if you are using the "Winstone" servlet container built into Jenkins, and if you are using the HTTPS connector with the --httpsPort option (it is off by default), then you are vulnerable to this problem.
I've just issued a security advisory on this. If you haven't already subscribed to the Jenkins security advisory mailing list, this is a great opportunity to do so.
The advisory includes the target delivery vehicles for the fix and how you can address the problem in the mean time. Inside corporate intranet, where Jenkins is typically used, I suppose there's a degree of trust among participants to make this less of a problem.
I suspect many of you have been impacted by CVE-2014-6271 (aka "shellshock" bash vulnerability.) We had our share of updates to do for various *.jenkins-ci.org servers.
Java application servers in general (including one that ships in Jenkins) do not fork off processes like Apache does to serve requests, so the kind of CGI attacks you see on Apache does not apply. We are currently unaware of any vulnerabilities in Jenkins related to CVE-2014-6271, and no plan to issue a patch for that.
That said, we did come up with one possible way attackers can exploit vulnerable bash through Jenkins, that you might want to be aware of.
When a build is parameterized, parameters are passed to the processes Jenkins launch as environment variables.
The usual suspects, such as CloudBees, XebiaLabs, SOASTA, PuppetLabs, et al are doing a Jenkins-themed continuous delivery event series called "cdSummit." The event is free, has a nice mix of user/vendor talks, and has an appeal to managers and team leads who are working on and struggling with continuous delivery and automation.
I've spoken in the past events, and I enjoyed the high-level pitches from various speakers.
The last two events at Paris and London filled up completely, so I suspect others have liked them, too.
If you live near Chicago, Washington DC, or San Francisco, check out the date and see if you can make it. RSVP is from here. If you do, be sure to pick up Jenkins stickers and pin badges!