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Security update for PostgreSQL

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(Last modified: 31MAY2006)


solutions Security update for PostgreSQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (da59db7f50aac32f6bd1b258f6e09652)

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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11025
Release: 20060531
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using PostgreSQL should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a security problem that allowed attackers to inject SQL commands into queries (CVE-2006-2313, CVE-2006-2314).

Solution

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-docs.rpm postgresql-contrib.rpm postgresql-devel.rpm postgresql-pl.rpm
If you are running or using a PostgreSQL server please carefully follow the instructions in /usr/share/doc/packages/postgresql/SECURITY-NOTICE to complete this security update.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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