Jira Core 8.17.x release notes
18 May 2021
We're pleased to present Jira Core 8.17.
Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release and see the full list of issues resolved.
If you're looking for compatible Jira applications, look no further:
If you're thinking to move to Data Center, check our recommendations first. See: Infrastructure recommendations for Jira.
Refreshed commenting experience
We keep accessibility in mind. In this release, we’ve improved the keyboard navigation and the support of assistive technologies around comments. We’ve also refreshed the look of the comments area.
Stepping up Jira security
We’ve always taken the security of our Server and Data Center products seriously. Our vulnerability management program uses an array of approaches for finding and fixing security issues, and we’re now doubling down in this space to make more improvements faster, especially with security attacks becoming more common and sophisticated.
Upgraded components and libraries
We’ve identified the core components and third-party libraries that we want to upgrade to the newest, most secure versions, and are focusing on this effort over the next few releases. In Jira 8.17, we’ve fixed around 100 vulnerabilities by upgrading different components and libraries or improving Jira’s codebase, and we’re not stopping at that—more fixes are already waiting for a bugfix release or the next Jira version. If you’d like to learn more about some of the most important libraries we’ve upgraded, see Preparing for Jira 8.17.
Backporting to LTS releases
The stability of our LTS releases is our top priority, but that’s exactly what makes it difficult to backport all these fixes to them. Although we’re focusing on latest versions, we’re doing our best to review, test, test again, and backport critical fixes as we complete them. You can also expect those in the bugfix releases for Jira 8.5 LTS and Jira 8.13 LTS.
New supported platforms
We're welcoming a new database and browser to the list of our supported platforms:
- Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2019
- Browser: Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
For more information on what's supported in this Jira version, see Supported platforms.
Released on 18 May 2021