7.16.0 release notesedit

Upgrading to Enterprise Search 7.16.0? See Upgrading & migrating.

Enterprise Searchedit

New featuresedit

Bug fixesedit

  • Applies minor memory usage improvements to most API operations.

App Searchedit

New featuresedit

Breaking changesedit

  • Paginates the crawl request and process crawl API operations. (The web crawler API is still in beta.)

Bug fixesedit

  • Fixes an issue where the crawler was using incorrect units for HTTP timeout configuration.
  • Fixes an issue related to meta engine and boosts that could cause the engine overview UI to become inaccessible.
  • Ends a crawl early when the engine is deleted during a crawl.
  • Fixes an issue where filters have unexpected behaviors when the filtered field name matches specific keywords (e.g. from, to, distance, unit, center).

Known issuesedit

  • App Search users with dev and editor roles do not have access to the web crawler.

Workplace Searchedit

Security updatesedit

  • An information disclosure via GET request server-side request forgery vulnerability was discovered with the Workplace Search Github Enterprise Server (GHES) integration. Using this vulnerability, a malicious Workplace Search admin could use the GHES integration to view hosts that might not be publicly accessible. All versions of the GHES integration prior to 7.16.0 are affected by this flaw. If you are using the GHES integration for Workplace Search, you must upgrade to 7.16.0 to obtain the fix. CVE-2021-37940

New featuresedit

Bug fixesedit

  • For security reasons, disallows having a configured Base URL host of localhost for the following content sources: Confluence Cloud, Confluence Server, Jira Cloud, Jira Server, Github Enterprise Server. Also disallows following redirects to any host other than the configured Base URL host.
  • Displays a different configuration within Kibana for Oauth1 and Oauth2 connections.
  • Fixes an issue where string fields were rendered as dates in the search experience.
  • Fixes a random rare error that happens when restarting enterprise search application with synchronization jobs pending execution.
  • Fixes a race condition where occasionally documents would be missed from indexing.