Noteworthy at Compose - Redis security updates


This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, we offer pointers on the Redis security update, an update on MongoDB versions and preferences, and we look at the past week's Compose Articles.

Redis Security Update

There's an important security update now available for Redis 3.x and 4.x. Currently, the vulnerabilities patched in the update can allow a user with access to crash the server so we recommend that users of Redis should upgrade to these new versions as soon as possible. More details on the update and vulnerability are available in last weeks Compose article - Redis Security Updates at Compose - June 2018. Redis 4.0.10 and 3.2.12, the fixed versions, are now our preferred versions and will be used for new deployments.

MongoDB versions

We announced the availability of MongoDB 3.4.10 on Compose back in February and we introduced it alongside our then preferred version of MongoDB 3.2. Well, the time has come to make MongoDB 3.4.10 our preferred version. If you use the API and let it default on versions or just create a database deployment with the default selection in the Compose web front-end, you'll now be getting MongoDB 3.4.10.

Compose Articles

As you may expect, the Redis update was the headline of NewsBits, our weekly review of the database and developer news, but it wasn't the only big news. Elasticsearch 6.3 was released, as was RabbitMQ 3.7.6.

That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!

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