Updated postgresql packages that fix several security vulnerabilities and risks of data loss are now available.
PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS) that supports almost all SQL constructs (including transactions, subselects and user-defined types and functions).
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386 Fedora Core 2 - i386
3. Problem description:
The PostgreSQL community discovered two distinct errors in initial system catalog entries that could allow authorized database users to crash the database and possibly escalate their privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-1409 and CVE-2005-1410 to these issues.
This update also includes fixes for several other errors, including two race conditions that could result in apparent data inconsistency or actual data loss.
All users of PostgreSQL are advised to upgrade to these updated packages and to apply the recommended manual corrections to existing databases.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:
or to use apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.