Workarea 3.4.21

Patch release notes for Workarea 3.4.21.

Remove BSON Gem Restriction

Newer versions of the mongo gem contain fixes for using MongoDB clusters, which are used by Commerce Cloud to maintain high-availability database servers for our customers. Removing this dependency on the bson gem, which originally addressed a security concern in our application, allows upgrading the MongoDB Ruby drivers to support this new functionality.

Pull Requests

Update Redis::Rack::Cache to v2.2.0

This new version requires Rack::Cache v1.10 and enables over-the-wire gzip compression to the Redis server via the :compress option. This feature is useful for extremely high traffic sites, but should be used with caution since it will increase the CPU/RAM load on your application server. You should use this if the trade-off between RAM increase and bandwidth decrease makes sense.

If you're on Workarea Commerce Cloud, consult one of our technicians before enabling this option.

Pull Requests

Update Chartkick

Addresses an XSS vulnerability in the previous version.

More Info: CVE:

Pull Requests

Fix Services Task When Bundler Shell Fails

This can cause problems if bundler outputs warnings/errors. There's a safe way to do it in Ruby, and Workarea now makes use of this method instead.


Pull Requests

Handle Timestamps from CSV Imports Gracefully

Workarea will now serialize and deserialize timestamp objects from the CSV imports into Date and Time, and prevent out-of-bounds dates from getting into the system. To accomplish this, a check is performed prior to saving the parsed timestamp and if the date appears to be before 1970 (the beginning of UNIX Epoch Time), Workarea will treat it as a nil value.

Pull Requests

Now on GitHub