Regarding updates for Metabase

Since a couple of days I have a VPC running by the use of the Metabase pre-install on the Ubuntu image from the Digital Ocean Marketplace. One hour ago I was informed by Metabase that there has been a security vulnerability been found and reported which they fixed. Since I have Metabase running on a Ubuntu server I’m wondering if it’s sufficient to ‘patch’ the packages through the Ubuntu terminal, or if there is anything else required to patch this current, but future vulnerabilities aswell?

I did scan through the apt list --upgradable, but couldn’t find any spicific packages which I know are related to Metabase.

PS: Metabase’s security issue mentions this message: If you are using the open source edition of Metabase, you can access the latest patched release version at or via the docker image metabase/metabase:latest or metabase/metabase:v0.46.6.1

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Bobby Iliev
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July 25, 2023
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Hi there,

I’ve just created a new Metabase server from the Marketplace and if your setup is the same, you would need to follow these steps here:

  • Take a backup of your Droplet so that you could revert back in case that anything goes wrong!

  • Then start by stopping the Metabase service:

systemctl stop metabase.service
  • Access the Metabase directory:
cd /opt/metabase/
  • Backup the old Metabase jar file:
mv metabase.jar metabase.jar-bak
  • Download the new jar file:
  • Start the service again:
systemctl start metabase.service
  • Check the status of the service:
systemctl status metabase.service 

Hope that this helps!



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