v16.2.1 Pacific released


This is the first bugfix release in the Pacific stable series. It addresses a security vulnerability in the Ceph authentication framework.

We recommend all Pacific users upgrade.

Security Fixes

  • This release includes a security fix that ensures the global_id value (a numeric value that should be unique for every authenticated client or daemon in the cluster) is reclaimed after a network disconnect or ticket renewal in a secure fashion. Two new health alerts may appear during the upgrade indicating that there are clients or daemons that are not yet patched with the appropriate fix.

    To temporarily mute the health alerts around insecure clients for the duration of the upgrade, you may want to:

      ceph health mute AUTH\_INSECURE\_GLOBAL\_ID\_RECLAIM 1h
      ceph health mute AUTH\_INSECURE\_GLOBAL\_ID\_RECLAIM\_ALLOWED 1h

    For more information, CVE-2021-20288`