>Synopsis: security: new upstream postgresql
>Arrival-Date: Tue Oct 26 01:10:33 GMT 2004
>Originator: Martin Jackson
In order to address a recent security report from iDefence, we have released 3 new "point" releases: 7.2.6, 7.3.8 and 7.4.6
Although rated only a Medium risk, according to their web site: "A vulnerability exists due to the insecure creation of temporary files, which could possibly let a malicious user overwrite arbitrary files."
Also in these releases is a potential 'data loss' bug that was recently identified:
* Repair possible failure to update hint bits on disk
Under rare circumstances this oversight could lead to "could not access transaction status" failures, which qualifies it as a potential-data-loss bug.
See security advisory
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