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lp:ubuntu/karmic-proposed/postgresql-8.4 bug 2 Mature 2010-12-21 21:17:08 UTC 2010-12-21
11. * New upstream bug fix release: (LP: ...

Author: Martin Pitt
Revision Date: 2010-12-21 21:17:08 UTC

* New upstream bug fix release: (LP: #693157)
  - Force the default wal_sync_method to be fdatasync on Linux.
    The default on Linux has actually been fdatasync for many years,
    but recent kernel changes caused PostgreSQL to choose open_datasync
    instead. This choice did not result in any performance improvement,
    and caused outright failures on certain filesystems, notably ext4
    with the data=journal mount option.
  - Fix assorted bugs in WAL replay logic for GIN indexes.
    This could result in "bad buffer id: 0" failures or corruption of
    index contents during replication.
  - Fix recovery from base backup when the starting checkpoint WAL
    record is not in the same WAL segment as its redo point.
  - Fix persistent slowdown of autovacuum workers when multiple workers
    remain active for a long time.
    The effective vacuum_cost_limit for an autovacuum worker could drop
    to nearly zero if it processed enough tables, causing it to run
    extremely slowly.
  - Add support for detecting register-stack overrun on IA64.
    The IA64 architecture has two hardware stacks. Full prevention of
    stack-overrun failures requires checking both.
  - Add a check for stack overflow in copyObject().
    Certain code paths could crash due to stack overflow given a
    sufficiently complex query.
  - Fix detection of page splits in temporary GiST indexes.
    It is possible to have a "concurrent" page split in a temporary
    index, if for example there is an open cursor scanning the index
    when an insertion is done. GiST failed to detect this case and
    hence could deliver wrong results when execution of the cursor
    continued.
  - Fix error checking during early connection processing.
    The check for too many child processes was skipped in some cases,
    possibly leading to postmaster crash when attempting to add the new
    child process to fixed-size arrays.
  - Improve efficiency of window functions.
    Certain cases where a large number of tuples needed to be read in
    advance, but work_mem was large enough to allow them all to be held
    in memory, were unexpectedly slow. percent_rank(), cume_dist() and
    ntile() in particular were subject to this problem.
  - Avoid memory leakage while "ANALYZE"'ing complex index expressions.
  - Ensure an index that uses a whole-row Var still depends on its
    table.
    An index declared like create index i on t (foo(t.-)) would not
    automatically get dropped when its table was dropped.
  - Do not "inline" a SQL function with multiple OUT parameters.
    This avoids a possible crash due to loss of information about the
    expected result rowtype.
  - Behave correctly if ORDER BY, LIMIT, FOR UPDATE, or WITH is
    attached to the VALUES part of INSERT ... VALUES.
  - Fix constant-folding of COALESCE() expressions.
    The planner would sometimes attempt to evaluate sub-expressions
    that in fact could never be reached, possibly leading to unexpected
    errors.
  - Fix postmaster crash when connection acceptance (accept() or one of
    the calls made immediately after it) fails, and the postmaster was
    compiled with GSSAPI support.
  - Fix missed unlink of temporary files when log_temp_files is active.
    If an error occurred while attempting to emit the log message, the
    unlink was not done, resulting in accumulation of temp files.
  - Add print functionality for InhRelation nodes.
    This avoids a failure when debug_print_parse is enabled and certain
    types of query are executed.
  - Fix incorrect calculation of distance from a point to a horizontal
    line segment.
    This bug affected several different geometric distance-measurement
    operators.
  - Fix incorrect calculation of transaction status in ecpg.
  - Fix PL/pgSQL's handling of "simple" expressions to not fail in
    recursion or error-recovery cases.
  - Fix PL/Python's handling of set-returning functions.
    Attempts to call SPI functions within the iterator generating a set
    result would fail.
  - Fix bug in "contrib/cube"'s GiST picksplit algorithm.
    This could result in considerable inefficiency, though not actually
    incorrect answers, in a GiST index on a cube column. If you have
    such an index, consider "REINDEX"ing it after installing this
    update.
  - Don't emit "identifier will be truncated" notices in
    "contrib/dblink" except when creating new connections.
  - Fix potential coredump on missing public key in "contrib/pgcrypto".
  - Fix memory leak in "contrib/xml2"'s XPath query functions.

lp:ubuntu/karmic-security/postgresql-8.4 2 Mature 2011-02-01 22:30:52 UTC 2011-02-01
12. * New upstream security/bug fix relea...

Author: Martin Pitt
Revision Date: 2011-02-01 22:30:52 UTC

* New upstream security/bug fix release: (LP: #711318)
  - Fix buffer overrun in "contrib/intarray"'s input function for the
    query_int type.
    This bug is a security risk since the function's return address
    could be overwritten. Thanks to Apple Inc's security team for
    reporting this issue and supplying the fix. (CVE-2010-4015)
  - Avoid failures when "EXPLAIN" tries to display a simple-form CASE
    expression.
    If the CASE's test expression was a constant, the planner could
    simplify the CASE into a form that confused the expression-display
    code, resulting in "unexpected CASE WHEN clause" errors.
  - Fix assignment to an array slice that is before the existing range
    of subscripts.
    If there was a gap between the newly added subscripts and the first
    pre-existing subscript, the code miscalculated how many entries
    needed to be copied from the old array's null bitmap, potentially
    leading to data corruption or crash.
  - Avoid unexpected conversion overflow in planner for very distant
    date values.
    The date type supports a wider range of dates than can be
    represented by the timestamp types, but the planner assumed it
    could always convert a date to timestamp with impunity.
  - Fix pg_restore's text output for large objects (BLOBs) when
    standard_conforming_strings is on.
    Although restoring directly to a database worked correctly, string
    escaping was incorrect if pg_restore was asked for SQL text output
    and standard_conforming_strings had been enabled in the source
    database.
  - Fix erroneous parsing of tsquery values containing ... &
    !(subexpression) | ... .
    Queries containing this combination of operators were not executed
    correctly. The same error existed in "contrib/intarray"'s query_int
    type and "contrib/ltree"'s ltxtquery type.
  - Fix bug in "contrib/seg"'s GiST picksplit algorithm.
    This could result in considerable inefficiency, though not actually
    incorrect answers, in a GiST index on a seg column. If you have
    such an index, consider "REINDEX"ing it after installing this
    update. (This is identical to the bug that was fixed in
    "contrib/cube" in the previous update.)

lp:ubuntu/karmic-updates/postgresql-8.4 bug 2 Mature 2011-06-24 21:10:46 UTC 2011-06-24
12. * New upstream security/bug fix relea...

Author: Martin Pitt
Revision Date: 2011-02-01 22:30:52 UTC

* New upstream security/bug fix release: (LP: #711318)
  - Fix buffer overrun in "contrib/intarray"'s input function for the
    query_int type.
    This bug is a security risk since the function's return address
    could be overwritten. Thanks to Apple Inc's security team for
    reporting this issue and supplying the fix. (CVE-2010-4015)
  - Avoid failures when "EXPLAIN" tries to display a simple-form CASE
    expression.
    If the CASE's test expression was a constant, the planner could
    simplify the CASE into a form that confused the expression-display
    code, resulting in "unexpected CASE WHEN clause" errors.
  - Fix assignment to an array slice that is before the existing range
    of subscripts.
    If there was a gap between the newly added subscripts and the first
    pre-existing subscript, the code miscalculated how many entries
    needed to be copied from the old array's null bitmap, potentially
    leading to data corruption or crash.
  - Avoid unexpected conversion overflow in planner for very distant
    date values.
    The date type supports a wider range of dates than can be
    represented by the timestamp types, but the planner assumed it
    could always convert a date to timestamp with impunity.
  - Fix pg_restore's text output for large objects (BLOBs) when
    standard_conforming_strings is on.
    Although restoring directly to a database worked correctly, string
    escaping was incorrect if pg_restore was asked for SQL text output
    and standard_conforming_strings had been enabled in the source
    database.
  - Fix erroneous parsing of tsquery values containing ... &
    !(subexpression) | ... .
    Queries containing this combination of operators were not executed
    correctly. The same error existed in "contrib/intarray"'s query_int
    type and "contrib/ltree"'s ltxtquery type.
  - Fix bug in "contrib/seg"'s GiST picksplit algorithm.
    This could result in considerable inefficiency, though not actually
    incorrect answers, in a GiST index on a seg column. If you have
    such an index, consider "REINDEX"ing it after installing this
    update. (This is identical to the bug that was fixed in
    "contrib/cube" in the previous update.)

lp:ubuntu/karmic/postgresql-8.4 1 Development 2009-09-06 14:11:13 UTC 2009-09-06
7. * Urgency medium due to security fix....

Author: Martin Pitt
Revision Date: 2009-09-06 14:11:13 UTC

* Urgency medium due to security fix.
* New upstream security/bug fix release:
  - Disallow "RESET ROLE" and "RESET SESSION AUTHORIZATION" inside
    security-definer functions. This covers a case that was missed in the
    previous patch that disallowed "SET ROLE" and "SET SESSION
    AUTHORIZATION" inside security-definer functions. [CVE-2007-6600]
  - Fix WAL page header initialization at the end of archive recovery.
    This could lead to failure to process the WAL in a subsequent archive
    recovery.
  - Fix "cannot make new WAL entries during recovery" error.
  - Fix problem that could make expired rows visible after a crash.
    This bug involved a page status bit potentially not being set
    correctly after a server crash.
  - Make "LOAD" of an already-loaded loadable module into a no-op.
    Formerly, "LOAD" would attempt to unload and re-load the module,
    but this is unsafe and not all that useful.
  - Make window function PARTITION BY and ORDER BY items always be
    interpreted as simple expressions.
    In 8.4.0 these lists were parsed following the rules used for
    top-level GROUP BY and ORDER BY lists. But this was not correct per
    the SQL standard, and it led to possible circularity.
  - Fix several errors in planning of semi-joins. These led to wrong query
    results in some cases where IN or EXISTS was used together with another
    join.
  - Fix handling of whole-row references to subqueries that are within
    an outer join. An example is SELECT COUNT(ss.-) FROM ... LEFT JOIN
    (SELECT ...) ss ON .... Here, ss.- would be treated as
    ROW(NULL,NULL,...) for null-extended join rows, which is not the same as
    a simple NULL. Now it is treated as a simple NULL.
  - Fix locale handling with plperl. This bug could cause the server's
    locale setting to change when a plperl function is called, leading to
    data corruption.
  - Fix handling of reloptions to ensure setting one option doesn't
    force default values for others.
  - Ensure that a "fast shutdown" request will forcibly terminate open
    sessions, even if a "smart shutdown" was already in progress.
  - Avoid memory leak for array_agg() in GROUP BY queries.
  - Treat to_char(..., 'TH') as an uppercase ordinal suffix with
    'HH'/'HH12'. It was previously handled as 'th'.
  - Include the fractional part in the result of EXTRACT(second) and
    EXTRACT(milliseconds) for time and time with time zone inputs.
    This has always worked for floating-point datetime configurations,
    but was broken in the integer datetime code.
  - Fix overflow for INTERVAL 'x ms' when "x" is more than 2 million
    and integer datetimes are in use.
  - Improve performance when processing toasted values in index scans.
    This is particularly useful for PostGIS.
  - Fix a typo that disabled commit_delay.
  - Output early-startup messages to "postmaster.log" if the server is
    started in silent mode. Previously such error messages were discarded,
    leading to difficulty in debugging.
  - Remove translated FAQs. They are now on the wiki. The main FAQ was moved
    to the wiki some time ago.
  - Fix pg_ctl to not go into an infinite loop if "postgresql.conf" is
    empty.
  - Fix several errors in pg_dump's --binary-upgrade mode. pg_dump
    --binary-upgrade is used by pg_migrator.
  - Fix "contrib/xml2"'s xslt_process() to properly handle the maximum
    number of parameters (twenty).
  - Improve robustness of libpq's code to recover from errors during
    "COPY FROM STDIN".
  - Avoid including conflicting readline and editline header files when
    both libraries are installed.
  - Work around gcc bug that causes "floating-point exception" instead
    of "division by zero" on some platforms.
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes necessary).

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