Submitted by kohsuke on Mon, 2014-10-06 16:12
(This is a guest post from Daniel Spilker)
Jenkins supports building plugins using Gradle for a while now. Last week a new version of the Gradle JPI plugin has been released to iron out some issues.
The Gradle JPI plugin enables a 100% groovy plugin development environment with Groovy as primary programming language, Spock for writing tests and Gradle as build system. Have a look at the Job DSL plugin for an example.
An existing Maven build can be converted to Gradle by using the build.gradle template from the Gradle JPI plugin's README.
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.
There'll be several talks that touch Jenkins. The first is from me and Jesse called Next Step in Automation: Elastic Build Environment [CON3387] Monday 12:30pm.
Then later Tuesday, there's Building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Gradle and Jenkins [CON11237] from Benjamin Muschko of Gradleware.
Thursday has several Jenkins talks. One is The Deploy Factory: Open Source Tools for Java Deployment [CON1880] from Bruno Souza (aka the Java Man from Brazil) and Edson Yanaga. In this same time slot, guys from eBay are doing Platform Upgrades as a Service [CON5685], which discusses how they rely on automation to make platform upgrades painless.
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!