CloudBees CI on traditional platforms

Rolling release: 2020-03-25

Based on Jenkins LTS 2.222.1-cb-7

Security fixes

Configuration as Code (CasC) for Controllers bundle processing in the installation manager is subject to RCE (CTR-1251)

There was a risk of remote code execution (RCE) when parsing YAML files from a Configuration Bundle.

With this fix, the YAML parser has been properly configured to mitigate such risk.

This update only affects installations using the Configuration as Code Plugin.

Fix persistent XSS vulnerability in the List View (CTR-1036)

The Operations Center Cluster Operations Plugin did not escape the click event on the Cluster Operation checkbox. This lapse resulted in a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability, exploitable by users with Overall/Administer permissions in Operations Center.

The JavaScript code was changed to prevent this vulnerability.

This update only affects installations using the Operations Center Cluster Operations Plugin.

New features

Conversion of Freestyle jobs to Declarative Pipelines (NGPIPELINE-442)

Maintaining Freestyle jobs in Jenkins is cumbersome. Declarative Pipelines provide a more modern, recommended approach. However, attempting to convert Freestyle jobs to Declarative Pipelines manually is time-consuming and error-prone. Using the Declarative Pipeline Migration Assistant plugin streamlines this process. The Declarative Pipeline Migration Assistant uses a best-effort approach during the conversion; supported configurations in Freestyle projects are automatically converted, and placeholder stages are created for plugins that are not yet supported.

Feature enhancements

Support for shared agents/clouds over WebSocket (CPLT2-6090)

Shared agents, or clouds, required TCP port access to first Operations Center, and then each connected Master wishing to use the agent.

CloudBees Core now supports using WebSocket transport to connect inbound agents, and this works as well for shared agents / clouds. Just select the WebSocket checkbox in agent / cloud configuration and ensure that the agent is launched with the -webSocket option. No special network configuration is needed, since the regular HTTP(S) port proxied by the CloudBees Core ingress is used for all communications.

Add groupId segment field in events sent (FNDJEN-1922)

CloudBees now collects the name of the company that is licensed to use our products. This applies to operations center, CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise, CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise Operations Center, and CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise Managed Masters.

Update GUI with new branding (CTR-1131)

With this release, we have updated the CloudBees branding in the header icons and favicons of the graphical user interface (GUI) of our products.

Fix multitesting enforcer issue for nectar-rbac-license-plugin on 2.204.1 and 2.211 (CTR-1064)

The public API method, hudson.model.UpdateSite.doPostBack, has been removed from the UpdateSite class to comply with an upstream code removal for security reasons.

Resolved issues

Cannot move/copy/promote a ComputedFolder if indexing hasn’t run (CTR-167)

It was not possible to move, copy or promote Multibranch Pipelines if the source repository had not been scanned.

With this fix, these operations now work as expected, regardless of the state of indexing.

NullPointerException error when using the ItemParameterDefinition without filters (CTR-1087)

A parameterized Cluster Operations project returned a NullPointerException error when it was run using Select Items parameters that included Client Master / Managed Masters Using a specified update center and Update center using a specified update center source as sources.

With this fix, running a parameterized Cluster Operations project with Select Items parameters including Client Master / Managed Masters Using a specified update center and Update center using a specified update center source as sources works as expected.

JellyTagException when including parameter values in a Cluster Operations build (CTR-1105)

The Parameters link on the Cluster Operations build page failed with a JellyTagException when Select Items parameters were included. With this fix, the Parameters link on the Cluster Operations build page works as expected when Select Items parameters are included.

Remove dependency on the Trilead API plugin (CTR-1379, CTR-1351)

The CloudBees License Manager plugin’s dependency on the Trilead API plugin was not installed in bootstrap scope, preventing the previous release to be used by the product.

The CloudBees License plugin no longer relies on the Trilead API plugin as the area of code has been refactored.

This update only affects installations that use the xref:release-notes:plugins:cloudbees-license-plugin/index.adoc[CloudBees License Manager plugin

CloudBees License Manager plugin not showing up in the setup wizard on Jenkins 2.217+ (CTR-1295)

Jenkins 2.216 replaced js-builder with webpack. Since this release, the CloudBees Assurance Plugin and the CloudBees License Plugin both failed to load and display in the setup wizard.

With this fix, the frontend toolchain now uses webpack and is compatible with Jenkins 2.217+.

This update only affects installations that use the CloudBees Assurance plugin and the CloudBees License Manager plugin.

CloudBees Pipeline: Templates Plugin test failures in PCT (NGPIPELINE-689)

The PCT was failing for the cloudbees-workflow-template plugin.

We upgraded the parent pom to allow PCT to pass for the cloudbees-workflow-template plugin.

This update only affects installations that use the CloudBees Pipeline: Templates Plugin.

GovernancePipelineTemplatesFolder has "placeholder display name" (NGPIPELINE-716)

When configuring a folders-plus item restriction, an option under This folder can contain the following items was placeholder display name.

This placeholder text has been removed from the GUI.

Catalog templates incompatible with Checkpoints (NGPIPELINE-930)

Pipeline restarts from a Checkpoint were failing if the Pipeline was defined using a Pipeline Template from a Pipeline Template Catalog. Pipelines were built from scratch instead of resuming from the Checkpoint.

With this fix, Pipelines defined using Pipeline Templates from Pipeline Template Catalogs are now able to resume from Checkpoints correctly.

Known issues

Global build discarders configuration isn’t loaded from disk (JENKINS-61688)

The global build discarder configuration gets saved, but it’s never loaded.

On every restart, Jenkins 2.221+ will always start with the "Job Build Discarder" configured, which means

  • Any custom global build discarder configuration is lost.

  • Users who don’t want background build discarders get the default one.

Upgrade notes

End of life announcement

After assessing the viability of our supported plugins, CloudBees ended support for the CloudBees VMware Pool Autoscaling Plugin on April 30, 2020.

This end-of-life announcement allows CloudBees to focus on driving new technology and product innovation as well as maintaining existing products that are actively used by customers.

For more information regarding this end-of-life announcement, please contact your Customer Success Manager.


Revision 2 (2020-03-26)

Plugin updates