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Security update for PostgreSQL


(Last modified: 22DEC2004)

solutions Security update for PostgreSQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (713ad159971010743228507621c3432a)

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

Release: 20041222
Obsoletes: none


All PostgreSQL installations should be updated.



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 7.2.2, see:


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-devel.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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