Upgrading to DefectDojo Version 2.23.x

breaking change

There is a migration from the legacy Nessus and Nessus WAS parsers to a single Tenable parser. The updated Tenable parser simply merges existing support for Nessus and Nessus WAS without introducing new functionality that could create instability

There is a migration process built into the upgrade that will automatically convert exiting Nessus and Nessus WAS findings and tests into Tenable findings and tests

Breaking Change

  • If there is any use of the Nessus or Nessus WAS in automated fashion via the import and reimport API endpoints, the scan-type parameter needs to be updated to Tenable Scan
  • The default containerized database will now be PostgreSQL rather than MySQL due to the use of case insensitivity on fields by default
    • It is recommended to update the database character set and collation to use UTF encoding
    • If your deployment uses the MySQL containerized database, please see the following updates to run DefectDojo:
      • Use of the helper script “dc-up”: ./dc-up.sh mysql-rabbitmq or ./dc-up.sh mysql-redis
      • Use of the helper script “dc-up-d”: ./dc-up-d.sh mysql-rabbitmq or ./dc-up-d.sh mysql-redis
      • Use of Docker Compose directly: docker-compose --profile mysql-rabbitmq --env-file ./docker/environments/mysql-rabbitmq.env up or docker-compose --profile mysql-redis --env-file ./docker/environments/mysql-redis.env up

For all other changes, check the Release Notes for the contents of the release.

Last modified November 20, 2023: Docs: Split upgrade notes (#8983) (2abc29f30)