Upcoming Istio v1.17.2, v1.16.4 and v1.15.7 Security Releases

Hello Istio Community,

The Istio maintainers would like to announce the forthcoming security release of Istio v1.17.3, v1.16.4 and v1.15.7. The scheduled v1.17.2 release will still go out as planned prior to this security release.
The release will be made available on April 4th, 2023 at 14:00 PDT (21:00 GMT). This release will fix numerous security defects. The highest rated security defect is considered high severity. No further details or patches will be made available in advance of the release.

Greg Hanson and Lawrence Gadban (on behalf of the Istio Product Security Work Group)

UPDATE: Due to issues with the 1.17.2 release, the upcoming 1.17.3 security patch will instead be 1.17.2. Sorry for the confusion.