This page contains the list of deprecations and important or breaking changes for Vault 1.8.x compared to 1.7. Please read it carefully.
Licenses and EULA enhancements have been introduced in the Vault 1.8 release. These changes are important for Enterprise customers to review. They do not affect OSS users. Please see the License documentation for more details.
The following API endpoints have been deprecated and will be removed in a future release:
/gcp/key/:rolesetpaths for generating secrets for rolesets in GCP Secrets. Use
Note: Policies containing globs should be avoided when giving users read access
/gcp/roleset to avoid giving users permissions to generate tokens.
Vault 1.8.0 is built with Go 1.16. Please review the Go Release Notes for full details. Of particular note:
- Go 1.16 has added support for darwin/arm64. Vault binaries for this platform are now available supporting the Apple M1 CPU.
Docker images for Vault 1.6.6+, 1.7.4+, and 1.8.2+ are built with Alpine 3.14, due to a security issue in Alpine 3.13 (CVE-2021-36159). Some users on older versions of Docker may run into issues with these images. See the following for more details:
»Entity Alias mapping
Previously, an entity in Vault could be mapped to multiple entity aliases on the same authentication backend. This led to a potential security vulnerability (CVE-2021-43998), as ACL policies templated with alias information would match the first alias created. Thus, tokens created from all aliases of the entity, will have access to the paths containing alias metadata of the first alias due to templated policies being incorrectly applied. As a result, the mapping behavior was updated such that an entity can only have one alias per authentication backend. This change exists in Vault 1.9.0+, 1.8.5+ and 1.7.6+.
- MSSQL integrations (storage and secrets engine) will crash with a "panic: not implemented" error (#12830). This affects Vault versions 1.8.0 and up. It will be fixed in the next minor update.
- Vault Enterprise binaries for
arm64architectures will crash immediately when using production-ready storage backends. This issue is addressed in Vault 1.8.1.
- AWS Auth using the EC2 method
fails with the error
failed to verify the signature. This effects 1.8.0 and 1.8.1 and there is not a workaround. The issue was fixed in Vault 1.8.2.
- Configuration files in RedHat packages for Vault were not properly flagged as
config files for
fpm, causing user-edited files on disk to be replaced with the defaults when a new package was installed. This issue affects RedHat packages for Vault 1.8.0 and the 1.8.1-0 package, and is fixed in 1.8.1-1 and up.
- The introduction of
/gcp/roleset/:roleset/keycould inadvertently give users the ability to generate tokens and key if globs are used in policies. To avoid issues like this, globs should be avoided in policies to help adhere to the principle of least privilege. See the roleset documentation for more information.