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[SECURITY] Fedora 12 Update: postgresql-8.4.2-1.fc12



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-13381
2009-12-18 03:19:32
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Name        : postgresql
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 8.4.2
Release     : 1.fc12
URL         : http://www.postgresql.org/
Summary     : PostgreSQL client programs
Description :
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). The
postgresql package includes the client programs and libraries that
you'll need to access a PostgreSQL DBMS server.  These PostgreSQL
client programs are programs that directly manipulate the internal
structure of PostgreSQL databases on a PostgreSQL server. These client
programs can be located on the same machine with the PostgreSQL
server, or may be on a remote machine which accesses a PostgreSQL
server over a network connection. This package contains the docs
in HTML for the whole package, as well as command-line utilities for
managing PostgreSQL databases on a PostgreSQL server.

If you want to manipulate a PostgreSQL database on a local or remote PostgreSQL
server, you need this package. You also need to install this package
if you're installing the postgresql-server package.

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Update Information:

Update to latest upstream point releases
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ChangeLog:

* Wed Dec 16 2009 Tom Lane <tgl redhat com> 8.4.2-1
- Update to PostgreSQL 8.4.2, for various fixes described at
  http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-2.html
  including two security issues
Related: #546321
Related: #547662
- Use -N not the obsolete -n in useradd call
Resolves: #495727
- Clean up specfile to eliminate rpmlint gripes, mainly by removing
  no-longer-needed provisions for superseding rh-postgresql
- add sparc/sparc64 to multilib header support
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #546321 - CVE-2009-4136 postgresql: SQL privilege escalation via modifications to session-local state
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=546321
  [ 2 ] Bug #547662 - CVE-2009-4034 postgresql: incorrect verification of SSL certificates with NUL in name
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547662
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update postgresql' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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