This week's deployment branch of MediaWiki encountered multiple issues
during deployments, first on Wednesday and again on Thursday, ultimately
ending in rolling back to wmf.10 each time. Further, Thursday's
deployment resulted in a security incident which is currently still under
Due to the ongoing investigation, deployments of wmf.11 are blocked until
You can find more information in Phabricator and I will update this mailing
list when the status changes.
The humble train conductor.
1. T263177 1.36.0-wmf.11 deployment blockers
2. T264370 User authentication security issue (Oct 1)
Everyone on all Wikimedia wikis has been logged out, and will have to log
back in again.
This was done out of an abundance of caution, after we received one (1)
user report of being logged in as someone else.
Said report coincided with the deployment of a new MediaWiki release which
caused other problems around User session objects; this is possibly related
and under active investigation.
We believe the number of possibly-affected users was small, and that the
time window in which the error was possible was short. However, we believe
that resetting all sessions is a prudent measure to ensure that the impact
More details to follow, after technical investigation has determined a
Apologies for the disruption,
Chris Danis (he/him)
Staff Site Reliability Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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