The Istio 1.7.8 and 1.8.3 CVE patch releases will not be released on Tuesday February 9th. There is no currently planned date for it at this time. We will let you know when we have more information about the release date.
Be assured that this is a top priority for the Istio Product Security Working Group, but due to the details we cannot release more information at this time.
on behalf of the Istio Product Security Working Group