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Review Board 2.0.23 Release Notes

Release date: April 13, 2016

Upgrade Instructions

To upgrade to Review Board 2.0.23, run:

pip install ReviewBoard==2.0.23


easy_install ReviewBoard==2.0.23

Security Updates

This release fixes a self-XSS vulnerability in the editor fields of the review request page.

This vulnerability requires the user to specifically enter or paste specialized text designed to escape out of the current tag and to inject a script. That script would run within the context of the page, much like the browser’s developer console would.

External users have no capability to trigger the injection of this text on behalf of a user, and the vulnerability doesn’t persist past the initial save of the field.

New Features

  • Added a field on the settings page for configuring the static media URL.

    This is useful if offloading the static media to a CDN or another dedicated server.

  • Added information on the support level and status of any active support contracts in the administration dashboard.

  • Added logging of access attempts on the API when the requesting user doesn’t have access. (Bug #3108)

    This helps with security audits.


  • Added compatibility with extensions packages as Python Wheels.

  • Added support for extension-provided JavaScript unit tests.

    Extensions can now declare JavaScript unit test files in a "tests" bundle. These tests will run automatically when accessing http://<server>/js-tests/extensions/ on a development server.

    JSExtension classes aren’t initialized automatically on this page. Test suites are responsible for initializing them if needed.

  • Static media bundles can now include other bundles.

    This is specified by providing an include_bundles list in the bundle information. Note that this does not handle nesting of included bundles. Only the bundle being loaded can include other bundles.

Bug Fixes

Diff Viewer

  • Fixed filenames on interdiffs when the filenames have been renamed multiple times. (Bug #4156)

    If a file has been renamed more than once between a set of revisions, the filenames shown in the diff viewer would be incorrect. This has been changed to better represent the correct names.

    Patch by Adriano Arce.

  • Fixed the display of tooltips for the diff complexity icons.

    Patch by Griffin Myers.

Review Requests

  • Users configured as default reviewers are no longer added to review requests if they’ve been marked as inactive.

    Patch by Griffin Myers.

  • Deleting file attachments that haven’t been made public no longer keeps the files around in storage. (Bug #4054)

    Patch by Weijie Sun.


  • Fixed stale caches for file lookups after changing the Raw File URL mask for a repository. (Bug #4051)

    Patch by Kevin Chiu.


  • Added compatibility with stunnel version 4 for Perforce.

    stunnel is used for securely sending traffic to another Perforce server. We’ve had support for stunnel version 3, which didn’t work with version 4.

    We’ve added support for working with both version 3 and version 4. This shouldn’t require any changes to existing setups.

  • Fixed infinite loops attempting to find an unused port when using stunnel on MacOS X.


  • Fixed Unicode errors with non-ASCII passwords on Subversion servers. (Bug #4369)

    Patch by Jim Hagan.

  • Fixed fetching contents from Subversion repositories configured on Beanstalk.


  • Fixed auto-updating the static media and uploaded media paths when changing the location of a site directory.


  • Adriano Arce

  • Barret Rennie

  • Christian Hammond

  • David Trowbridge

  • Griffin Myers

  • Jim Hagan

  • Kevin Chiu

  • Weijie Sun