Elasticsearch version 8.9.2edit

Also see Breaking changes in 8.9.

Known issuesedit

  • High Memory Pressure due to a GC JVM setting change

    This version of Elasticsearch is bundled with JDK 20. In JDK 20 Preventive GC is disabled by default. This may lead to increased memory pressure and an increased number of CircuitBreakerExceptions when retrieving large documents under some load patterns. (issue: #99592)

    If this change affects your use of Elasticsearch, consider re-enabling the previous behaviour by adding the JVM arguments -XX:+UnlockDiagnosticVMOptions -XX:+G1UsePreventiveGC (reference: JDK 20 release notes). It is important to note that this workaround is temporary and works only with JDK 20, which is bundled with Elasticsearch up to version 8.10.2 inclusive. Successive versions are bundling JDK 21+, where this setting has been removed. Specifying those JVM arguments will prevent the JVM (and therefore Elasticsearch Nodes) from starting.

Security updatesedit

  • Elasticsearch generally filters out sensitive information and credentials before logging to the audit log. It was found that this filtering was not applied when requests to Elasticsearch use certain deprecated _xpack/security URIs for APIs. The impact of this flaw is that sensitive information, such as passwords and tokens, might be printed in cleartext in Elasticsearch audit logs. Note that audit logging is disabled by default and needs to be explicitly enabled. Even when audit logging is enabled, request bodies that could contain sensitive information are not printed to the audit log unless explicitly configured.

    The issue is resolved in Elasticsearch 8.9.2.

    For more information, see our related security announcement.

Bug fixesedit

Data streams
  • Avoid lifecycle NPE in the data stream lifecycle usage API #98260
  • Fix mvt error when returning partial results #98765 (issue: #98730)
Ingest Node
  • Revert "Add mappings for enrich fields" #98683