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Security update for PostgreSQL


(Last modified: 07JUN2005)

solutions Security update for PostgreSQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (69187db2b25d279a07fa77241b629f8a)

Applies to

Package: postgresql
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10229
Release: 20050607
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using PostgreSQL should update.



Problem description

This version update fixes the following security issues:
  • load arbitrary shared libraries and execute code via the LOAD extension (CAN-2005-0227)
  • bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions by using the CREATE AGGREGATE command (CAN-2005-0244)
  • a heap based buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0245)
  • denial of service through intagg contrib module (CAN-2005-0246)
  • execute arbitrary code due to bugs in several SQL commands (CAN-2005-0247)
This update also fixes the following non-security issues:
  • A race condition that allowed a transaction to be seen as committed for some purposes (eg SELECT FOR UPDATE) slightly sooner than for other purposes


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

If you are running a PostgreSQL server please make sure that it is stopped or at least doesn't have any client connections during the update.
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-devel.rpm postgresql-tcl.rpm postgresql-odbc.rpm postgresql-perl.rpm postgresql-python.rpm postgresql-jdbc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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