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Security update for PostgreSQL

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(Last modified: 22DEC2004)


solutions Security update for PostgreSQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (288658c0605dabf8702453844fd28a4f)

Applies to

Package: postgresql
postgresql-libs
postgresql-server
postgresql-docs
postgresql-contrib
postgresql-devel
postgresql-pl
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9573
Release: 20041222
Obsoletes: none

Indications

All PostgreSQL installations should be updated.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This patch fixes several security issues and other bugs which might lead to data corruption that have been found since version 7.2.2. The PostgreSQL development team strongly recommends upgrading at the earliest convenience.
A dump/restore of the database is not needed for this upgrade.
For details about the changes since 7.4.3, see:
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/release-7-4-3.html
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/release-7-4-4.html
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/release-7-4-5.html
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/release-7-4-6.html

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh postgresql.rpm postgresql-libs.rpm postgresql-server.rpm postgresql-docs.rpm postgresql-contrib.rpm postgresql-devel.rpm postgresql-pl.rpm

Important note

Please make sure that the PostgreSQL server is stopped or at least doesn't
have any active connections during the update.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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