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Version 21.8.1 (29-August-2021)

New Features and Updates

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ IDEA

An alert can be enabled to notify about newly added vulnerabilities when committing the code inside the IntelliJ. This alert will appear only if the committed feature branches have new vulnerabilities compared to a preconfigured base branch.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server

  • Added parse validation and error notification via issues and commit status for configuration files.

  • Added inheritance configuration validation and error notification via issues and commit status.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitLab

Regular account repo-settings.json or global-settings.json files can now inherit settings from the “whitesource-config” account’s global-settings.json file.

Version 21.7.2 (15-August-2021)

New Features and Updates

Product

Description

WhiteSource for GitLab Server

  • Added parse validation and error notification via issues and commit status for configuration files ( .whitesource/repo-config.json/global-config.json).

  • Added inheritance configuration validation and error notification via issues and commit status.

WhiteSource for GitHub.com
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

Users can now manually trigger scans for specific repositories.

WhiteSource Advise for Visual Studio

WhiteSource added developer focus mode for Visual Studio.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitLab

Added Remediate Worker Horizontal Scalability. This feature is used to scale Remediate to allow it to utilize additional containers, in order to process multiple repositories concurrently.

NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.7.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com  integration in this version supports version 21.7.2 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Version 21.7.1 (1-August-2021)

New Features and Updates

Product

Description

WhiteSource for GitHub.com
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

Added inheritence configuration validation and error notification via issues and check runs.

WhiteSource Advise for WebStorm

WhiteSource added developer focus mode for WebStorm.

WhiteSource Advise for Visual Studio Code

WhiteSource added developer focus mode for Visual Studio Code.

NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.6.3 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com  integration in this version supports version 21.7.1.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Version 21.6.3 (18-July-2021)

New Features and Updates

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ IDEA

  • WhiteSource added developer focus mode for IntelliJ IDEA

  • Added aggregated fix suggestion for direct dependencies

  • Added support for custom build.gradle filenames

WhiteSource Advise for PyCharm

  • Added aggregated fix suggestion for direct dependencies

WhiteSource for GitHub.com
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

  • Added parse validation and error notification via issues and check runs for configuration files ( .whitesource/repo-config.json/global-config.json)

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

  • Added a new parameter, branchProtectionRule, that automatically creates branch protection rules for newly onboarded repositories

    • Provided a way to globally ignore all user accounts when installing the GitHub application. If a user account does install the application, it will automatically be uninstalled. There is a way to include specific user accounts even if they are globally ignored by using the exact names attribute. 

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise
WhiteSource for GitLab Server
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server

  • Added environment variables to improve UA log consumption inside the scanner container.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

All Repo Integrations

In cases of update requests that originated from the SCM scanner, the plugin request report in the app displayed the org's default approver instead of the service user that created the scan.

NOTE: The Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version supports support version 21.6.2.2 of the Unified Agent. The  The GitHub.com  integration in this version supports version 21.6.3 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.4.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.5.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitHub.com.
WhiteSource for GitLab

When the global-config.json (as part of Global Configuration) contained a noWhitesourceFile parameter, repositories with an unmerged (open/closed) onboarding PR were not scanned.

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitHub.com

In rare cases, the WhiteSource IaC Check returned a Success status instead of a failed status.

WhiteSource for GitLab

In specific cases, in the Remediate container logs, an SSH public key was leaked.

WhiteSource Advise for Eclipse

  • In some cases, when scanning a Java project, a null pointer exception was returned.

  • In some cases, when scanning a Java project, an Exception while Http call: Invalid request parameters was returned.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.4.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.4.2 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for GitHub.com

Repositories built with Paket could not be scanned successfully.

WhiteSource for GitHub.com

Elixir-based repositories could not be scanned successfully.

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ

In specific scenarios where a dependency did not contain an explicit version, no vulnerability alerts were raised for it.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitHub.com.
WhiteSource for GitLab

Modifying the minSeverityLevel parameter value inside the .whitesource configuration file did not lead to the automatic closing of existing non-relevant issues.

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitHub.com

In specific scenarios, a Bad Credentials error was displayed when migrating specific repositories to the global configuration via the migration feature.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.3.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.4.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for VS Code

In specific scenarios, when installing the extension on a WhiteSource Dedicated Instance-related environment, scanning resulted in connection issues.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.3.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.3.2 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ,
WhiteSource Advise for WebStorm,
WhiteSource Advise for PyCharm,

Better handling when the developers' environment is disconnected from the internet or has no access to the WhiteSource servers.

WhiteSource Advise for Visual Studio

In some cases, scanning a C# project resulted in an exception, and in addition, no vulnerabilities were displayed.

WhiteSource for GitHub.com

When adding an empty whitesource-config repository from a default "main" branch to the integration, it was not initialized with WhiteSource configuration files.

WhiteSource for GitLab

When using the security dashboard, issues were published but the commit comment was not updated with scan results and remained with a "scan in progress" indication.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.2.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.3.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ

When scanning a large Gradle project (~20 modules), the plugin would run for an excessive amount of time, which resulted in the IDE being frozen.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitLab

Improved rotation of the application container logs by modifying the maximum log size from 10GB to 2GB, and the maximum history days from 600 to 60 days.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.1.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.2.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

In a forked repository with branch protection rules in place, when the last commit in a PR did not trigger a scan (not a valid push), then a neutral check run was created. In such a case, even if new vulnerabilities were introduced as part of the PR, merging the PR was still possible.

WhiteSource for GitHub.com

In cases where the WhiteSource License Check was enabled, license policy violation data for libraries with an unknown license (Requires Review license type) were not surfaced in the integration.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 21.1.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.1.2 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub.com,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitLab

  • When two or more valid push events occurred a few seconds apart from each other within the same repository,  new issues (which didn’t exist before) were sometimes created twice. NOTE: In this case, the duplicate issue(s) will be auto-closed.

  • In version 21.1.1 - in some edge cases, issues were not being created due to an internal exception.

WhiteSource Advise for PyCharm,
WhiteSource Advise for WebStorm

  • When multiple dependency paths were detected as part of a transitive dependency vulnerability, the indication of the number of paths detected inside the Brief Vulnerability Information popup was missing.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.12.3 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 21.1.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for PyCharm

  • When vulnerabilities with different severities (high/medium/low) were found on a project, the Problems Tool Window displayed all issues as errors (instead of displaying high severity vulnerabilities as errors, and medium/low severity vulnerabilities as warnings).

  • In some cases, dependencies declared inside a requirements.txt file were incorrectly identified when declared in a case-sensitive way.

WhiteSource Advise for PyCharm,
WhiteSource Advise for WebStorm

In some cases, a wrong transitive vulnerability tree was displayed for vulnerabilities detected under a direct dependency.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.12.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.12.3 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ IDEA,
WhiteSource Advise for PyCharm,
WhiteSource Advise for WebStorm

In some cases, when the Remember license key option was enabled during activation, the activation credentials would not be saved upon restarting the IDE.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitLab

A .whitesource file pointing to a custom whitesource-config repo which is not the default one, led to the global repo configuration (global-config.json) being taken from the default whitesource-config repo location.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.12.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.12.2 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ IDEA

Scanning a Gradle project following file changes would sometimes not show markers for detected vulnerabilities.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server,
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center

In an integrated repository page, the Critical severity metric inside the WhiteSource Security widget was modified to High in order to align with the WhiteSource UI severity metrics.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.11.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.12.1 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.11.1 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ IDEA

The No proxy HTTP setting was ignored by the plugin.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitLab

The scanner container did not clean up between container restarts, resulting in a potentially large growth in the container’s disk size.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.11.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.11.2 of the Unified Agent. The WhiteSource for Bitbucket integration in this version supports version 20.11.1 of the Bitbucket Add-on.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

Renovate config presets were not being resolved.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, 
WhiteSource for Bitbucket Data Center

In the WhiteSource Security Report (Code Insights), the table listing each vulnerability was not displayed correctly.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.10.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.11.1 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ,
WhiteSource Advise for Eclipse,
WhiteSource Advise for VS Code

  • When CVSS3 data was available for a vulnerability, WhiteSource Advise displayed CVSS2 severity instead of CVSS3 severity information.

WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ

  • When no WhiteSource suggested fix was available for a vulnerability, WhiteSource Advise skipped the display of such vulnerability.

Version 20.10.2.1 (8-November-2020)

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

In some cases, two scans were triggered for the same commit. This led the issue publishing process to run twice at the exact same time, causing duplicate issues to be created.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.9.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.10.1 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

Product

Description

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server

  • The WhiteSource Add-on had a limitation where you could only integrate up to 1,000 repositories.

  • In the Global Repo Configuration, it was not possible to specify a Project Key when using the ignoredRepos parameter inside the global-config.json file.

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server,
WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise,
WhiteSource for GitHub.com,
WhiteSource for GitLab

  • Remediate - No fix Pull Request/Merge Request was generated for library yaml.v2-v2.2.2.

  • When Global Repo Configuration was enabled, in some cases, scans were not triggered after a valid push was performed.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.8.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.8.2 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource Advise for Eclipse: Reinstallation of the WhiteSource Advise plugin caused multiple entries in the Builders view.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.7.3 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.8.1 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • When a vulnerability affected multiple packages, only information on a single package was shown in the WhiteSource security check.

  • Global Configuration: Adding the migration.json file to a non-default branch generated a failed WhiteSource security check.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.7.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.7.3 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource for GitHub.com, WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise: Migrating specific repositories to the global configuration using the excludeRepos parameter led to incorrect results.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.7.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.7.2 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource for GitHub.com, WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise: When the content of a "WhiteSource Security Check" exceeded GitHub's size limit for a Check Run, the check run content was not displayed.

  • WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server, WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise, WhiteSource for GitHub.com, WhiteSource for GitLab: As part of the Global Repo Configuration, the whitesource-config repository had to be initialized with a README file in order for the global-config.json and repo-config.json files to be automatically generated by the integration.

Version 20.7.1.1 (23-July-2020)

Resolved Issues

  • All Repo Integrations: In some scenarios, the WhiteSource Security Check summary functionality led to a NullPointer exception where we could not identify the package dependency file path. This led to the Check Run/Commit Status/Build Status being in Pending status for 6 hours, after which a timeout mechanism marked it as Failed.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.6.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.6.2 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server: When uninstalling the add-on, the activation key and list of integrated repositories were not cleared.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.4.2 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.5.1 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise: When running the wss-ghe-app container, a FileNotFoundException error message appeared in the logs.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab integrations in this version support version 20.4.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.4.2.2 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise: When performing a scan, the local Maven registry directive was ignored.

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NOTE: The GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket Server, and GitLab Server integrations in this version support version 20.2.1 of the Unified Agent. The GitHub.com integration in this version supports version 20.2.2 of the Unified Agent.

Resolved Issues

  • WhiteSource Advise for Eclipse - Quick fix did not work when the version was provided as a variable

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Product

Description

WhiteSource for Bitbucket Server

The .whitesource configuration file now includes a parameter minSeverityLevel, enabling you to decide whether to open a new Bitbucket Server Issue only if a certain Security Vulnerability Severity level is available.

WhiteSource Advise for Chrome

Removed browser permissions for the Chrome extension that were not used by WhiteSource.

Resolved Issues

Products

Description

WhiteSource for GitHub.com, WhiteSource for GitHub Enterprise

When executing a scan with either the LOCAL or EXTERNAL values set for the configMode parameter in the .whitesource configuration file, the includes and excludes parameters are ignored.

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