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Thursday, 20 May 2010
15:43 girgen search for other commits by this committer
Update all PostgreSQL ports to latest version.

Remove postgresql-contrib in favour for postgresqlNN-contrib.
This way we will get packages built, which is nice.

Security:       CVE-2010-1169
Security:       CVE-2010-1170

The PostgreSQL Project today released minor versions updating all active
branches of the PostgreSQL object-relational database system, including
versions 8.4.4, 8.3.11, 8.2.17, 8.1.21, 8.0.25, and 7.4.29. This release
fixes moderate-risk security issues with PL/perl and PL/tcl, as well as
a data corruption issue with standby databases.  Users of any of these
three features should update their PostgreSQL installations immediately.

The PL/perl security fix closes a security hole in PL/perl
procedures which could allow privilege escalation on the host system,
caused by a flaw in; see CVE-2010-1169 and CVE-2010-1447 for
details.  A second patch prevents PL/tcl's pltcl_modules table from
being subverted in order to run arbitrary Tcl scripts; see
CVE-2010-1170.  These issues only affect users who have enabled either
of these two stored procedure languages.

Also corrected is use of the command ALTER TABLE SET TABLESPACE, which
previously could cause data corruption on Warm Standby database slaves.
This issue affects only version 8.4.

There are also 21 other bug fixes in this release, some of which apply
only to version 8.4, and a few of which are specifically for Windows.
While these are generally fixes for minor issues, among the changes are:

     * Fix for a combinational crash condition
     * Prevent normal users from resetting some GUCs in
       their own role definitions
     * Correctly apply constraint exclusion in UPDATE and DELETE queries
     * Minor fixes for WAL archiving
     * Update timezone data for 12 zones

See the release notes for a full list of changes with details.

Releasenotes at
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Sunday, 24 Aug 2003
12:17 edwin search for other commits by this committer
New port: postgresql-contrib

        New port, containing all contrib stuff distributed with postgresql

        From the README:

        The PostgreSQL contrib tree

        This subtree contains porting tools, analysis utilities,
        and plug-in features that are not part of the core PostgreSQL
        system, mainly because they address a limited audience or
        are too experimental to be part of the main source tree.
        This does not preclude their usefulness.

        Each subdirectory contains a README file with information
        about the module.  Most items can be built with `gmake all'
        and installed with `gmake install' in the usual fashion,
        after you have run the `configure' script in the top-level
        directory.  Some directories supply new user-defined
        functions, operators, or types.  After you have installed
        the files you need to register the new entities in the
        database system by running the commands in the supplied
        .sql file.  For example,

                $ psql -d dbname -f module.sql

        See the PostgreSQL documentation for more information about
        this procedure.

PR:             ports/53181
Submitted by:   Palle Girgensohn <>
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