DHIS2 version is now available - HOTFIX

Dear all,

DHIS2 version is out as a HOTFIX release to address critical performance and security issues in v38.

  • DHIS2-16398: Reduce runtime for expensive subquery in /api/events endpoint
  • DHIS2-16402: Initiating transaction for cache hits for system settings leads to performance degradation
  • Updates the Struts library to address the recently announced security vulnerability CVE-2023-50164.

This is the latest stable release for version 2.38, and supersedes patch 2.38.5.

These hotfixes are provided to make it easy for you to keep your system secure and reliable; provided you keep up to date with the latest patch versions.

The release note for this patch can be found here: Patch Release Note.


DHIS2 Release Team

P.S. These issues have also been addressed for the future v38.6 patch release.

Release Information Links
Release Note Patch Release Note
Upgrade notes 2.38 Upgrade notes
Download release and sample database Downloads - DHIS2
Documentation Home - DHIS2 Documentation
Source code on Github tag/
Demo instance DHIS 2 Demo - Sierra Leone
Docker docker pull dhis2/core:
for more docker image variants see dockerhub