Posted on 2006-01-06
Posted by email@example.com
PostgreSQL patch versions 8.1.2 and 8.0.6 are
today. The fixes in the 8.1 and 8.0 branches are critical,
especially for Windows users, and users of these branches are
urged to update at their earliest opportunity.
One critical fix repairs a denial-of-service vulnerability: on
Windows only, the postmaster will exit if too many connection
requests arrive simultaneously. This does not affect existing
database connections, but will prevent new connections from being
established until the postmaster is manually restarted. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the name CVE-2006-0105 to this issue.
Another critical fix repairs an error in ReadBuffer that can
cause data loss due to overwriting recently-added pages. This
applies to the 8.1 and 8.0 branches on all platforms.
Other fixes included are:
Full release notes are included in the documentation for the
version, which is distributed with the source, and will be
a few days
Versions 7.4.11 and 7.3.13 contain a subset of the fixes
appropriate to those versions.
Currently, source packages and Windows installer packages are
for 8.1.2 and 8.0.6. Within a couple of weeks packages for other
will be available from the
Downloads page and other sources.