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Google Cloud Updates on November 29, 2021

Anthos clusters on VMware


Anthos clusters on VMware 1.8.5-gke.3 is now available. To upgrade, see Upgrading Anthos clusters on VMware. Anthos clusters on VMware 1.8.5-gke.3 runs on Kubernetes v1.20.9-gke.701.

The supported versions offering the latest patches and updates for security vulnerabilities, exposures, and issues impacting Anthos clusters on VMware are 1.9, 1.8, and 1.7.


  • Fixed issue where special characters in the vSphere username are not properly escaped.
  • Alleviated the high CPU and memory usage by /etc/cron.daily/aide discussed in this issue.
  • Fixed issue where user cluster node is not synching time.
  • Fixed CVE-2021-41103. Because of Ubuntu PPA version pinning, this vulnerability may still be reported by certain vulnerability scanning tools, and appear as a false positive even though the underlying vulnerability has been patched.

Anthos on bare metal

Release 1.8.6

Anthos clusters on bare metal 1.8.6 is now available for download. To upgrade, see Upgrading Anthos on bare metal. Anthos clusters on bare metal 1.8.6 runs on Kubernetes 1.20.


The following container image security vulnerabilities have been fixed:

Known issues

For information about the latest known issues, see Anthos on bare metal known issues in the Troubleshooting section.

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