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postgresql-8.3 (8.3.19-0ubuntu8.04) hardy-security; urgency=low

  * New upstream bug fix/security release: (LP: #1008317):
    - Fix incorrect password transformation in "contrib/pgcrypto"'s DES
      crypt() function.
      If a password string contained the byte value 0x80, the remainder
      of the password was ignored, causing the password to be much weaker
      than it appeared. With this fix, the rest of the string is properly
      included in the DES hash. Any stored password values that are
      affected by this bug will thus no longer match, so the stored
      values may need to be updated. (CVE-2012-2143)
    - Ignore SECURITY DEFINER and SET attributes for a procedural
      language's call handler.
      Applying such attributes to a call handler could crash the server.
      (CVE-2012-2655)
    - Allow numeric timezone offsets in timestamp input to be up to 16
      hours away from UTC.
      Some historical time zones have offsets larger than 15 hours, the
      previous limit. This could result in dumped data values being
      rejected during reload.
    - Fix timestamp conversion to cope when the given time is exactly the
      last DST transition time for the current timezone.
      This oversight has been there a long time, but was not noticed
      previously because most DST-using zones are presumed to have an
      indefinite sequence of future DST transitions.
    - Fix text to name and char to name casts to perform string
      truncation correctly in multibyte encodings.
    - Fix memory copying bug in to_tsquery().
    - Fix slow session startup when pg_attribute is very large.
      If pg_attribute exceeds one-fourth of shared_buffers, cache
      rebuilding code that is sometimes needed during session start would
      trigger the synchronized-scan logic, causing it to take many times
      longer than normal. The problem was particularly acute if many new
      sessions were starting at once.
    - Ensure sequential scans check for query cancel reasonably often.
      A scan encountering many consecutive pages that contain no live
      tuples would not respond to interrupts meanwhile.
    - Ensure the Windows implementation of PGSemaphoreLock() clears
      ImmediateInterruptOK before returning.
      This oversight meant that a query-cancel interrupt received later
      in the same query could be accepted at an unsafe time, with
      unpredictable but not good consequences.
    - Show whole-row variables safely when printing views or rules.
      Corner cases involving ambiguous names (that is, the name could be
      either a table or column name of the query) were printed in an
      ambiguous way, risking that the view or rule would be interpreted
      differently after dump and reload. Avoid the ambiguous case by
      attaching a no-op cast.
    - Ensure autovacuum worker processes perform stack depth checking
      properly.
      Previously, infinite recursion in a function invoked by
      auto-"ANALYZE" could crash worker processes.
    - Fix logging collector to not lose log coherency under high load.
      The collector previously could fail to reassemble large messages if
      it got too busy.
    - Fix logging collector to ensure it will restart file rotation after
      receiving SIGHUP.
    - Fix PL/pgSQL's "GET DIAGNOSTICS" command when the target is the
      function's first variable.
    - Fix several performance problems in pg_dump when the database
      contains many objects.
      pg_dump could get very slow if the database contained many schemas,
      or if many objects are in dependency loops, or if there are many
      owned sequences.
    - Fix "contrib/dblink"'s dblink_exec() to not leak temporary database
      connections upon error.
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden>   Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:09:05 +0200

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Martin Pitt on 2012-06-04
Sponsored by:
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libecpg-compat3: older version of run-time library for ECPG programs

 The libecpg_compat shared library is used by programs built with ecpg.
 (Embedded PostgreSQL for C).
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libecpg-dev: development files for ECPG (Embedded PostgreSQL for C)

 This package contains the necessary files to build ECPG (Embedded
 PostgreSQL for C) programs. It includes the development libraries
 and the preprocessor program ecpg.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.
 .
 Install this package if you want to write C programs with SQL statements
 embedded in them (rather than run by an external process).

libecpg6: run-time library for ECPG programs

 The libecpg shared library is used by programs built with ECPG
 (Embedded PostgreSQL for C).
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libpgtypes3: shared library libpgtypes for PostgreSQL 8.3

 The libpgtypes shared library is used by programs built with ecpg.
 (Embedded PostgreSQL for C).
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libpq-dev: header files for libpq5 (PostgreSQL library)

 Header files and static library for compiling C programs to link
 with the libpq library in order to communicate with a PostgreSQL
 database backend.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libpq5: PostgreSQL C client library

 libpq is a C library that enables user programs to communicate with
 the PostgreSQL database server. The server can be on another machine
 and accessed through TCP/IP. This version of libpq is compatible
 with servers from PostgreSQL 8.2 or later.
 .
 This package contains the run-time library, needed by packages using
 libpq.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql: object-relational SQL database (latest version)

 PostgreSQL is a fully featured object-relational database management
 system. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and is designed
 to be extensible by users in many aspects. Some of the features are:
 ACID transactions, foreign keys, views, sequences, subqueries,
 triggers, user-defined types and functions, outer joins, multiversion
 concurrency control. Graphical user interfaces and bindings for many
 programming languages are available as well.
 .
 This package always depends on the latest available database server
 for PostgreSQL.

postgresql-8.3: object-relational SQL database, version 8.3 server

 PostgreSQL is a fully featured object-relational database management
 system. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and is designed
 to be extensible by users in many aspects. Some of the features are:
 ACID transactions, foreign keys, views, sequences, subqueries,
 triggers, user-defined types and functions, outer joins, multiversion
 concurrency control. Graphical user interfaces and bindings for many
 programming languages are available as well.
 .
 This package provides the database server for PostgreSQL 8.3. Servers
 for other major release versions can be installed simultaneously and
 are coordinated by the postgresql-common package. A package providing
 ident-server is needed if you want to authenticate remote connections
 with identd.

postgresql-client: front-end programs for PostgreSQL (latest version)

 This package contains client and administrative programs for
 PostgreSQL: these are the interactive terminal client psql and
 programs for creating and removing users and databases.
 .
 This package always depends on the latest available database client
 package for PostgreSQL. If you install PostgreSQL on a standalone
 machine, you need the server package postgresql, too. On a network,
 you can install this package on many client machines, while the
 server package may be installed on only one machine.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-client-8.3: front-end programs for PostgreSQL 8.3

 This package contains client and administrative programs for
 PostgreSQL: these are the interactive terminal client psql and
 programs for creating and removing users and databases.
 .
 This is the client package for PostgreSQL 8.3. If you install
 PostgreSQL 8.3 on a standalone machine, you need the server package
 postgresql-8.3, too. On a network, you can install this package on
 many client machines, while the server package may be installed on
 only one machine.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-contrib: additional facilities for PostgreSQL (latest version)

 The PostgreSQL contrib package provides several additional features
 for the PostgreSQL database. contrib often serves as a testbed for
 features before they are adopted into PostgreSQL proper.
 .
 This package always depends on the latest available contrib package
 for PostgreSQL.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-contrib-8.3: additional facilities for PostgreSQL

 The PostgreSQL contrib package provides several additional features
 for the PostgreSQL database. This version is built to work with the
 server package postgresql-8.3. contrib often serves as a testbed for
 features before they are adopted into PostgreSQL proper:
 .
  adminpack - File and log manipulation routines, used by pgAdmin
  btree_gist - B-Tree indexing using GiST (Generalised Search Tree)
  chkpass - An auto-encrypted password datatype
  cube - Multidimensional-cube datatype (GiST indexing example)
  dblink - Functions to return results from a remote database
  earthdistance - Operator for computing the distance (in miles) between
                   two points on the earth's surface
  fuzzystrmatch - Levenshtein, metaphone, and soundex fuzzy string matching
  intagg - Integer aggregator/enumerator
  intarray - Index support for arrays of int4, using GiST
  isn - type extensions for ISBN, ISSN, ISMN, EAN13 product numbers
  lo - Large Object maintenance
  ltree - Tree-like data structures
  oid2name - Maps OIDs to table names
  pageinspect - Inspection of database pages
  pg_buffercache - Real time queries on the shared buffer cache
  pg_freespacemap- Displays the contents of the free space map (FSM)
  pg_trgm - Determine the similarity of text based on trigram matching
  pg_standby - Create a warm stand-by server
  pgbench - TPC-B like benchmark
  pgcrypto - Cryptographic functions
  pgrowlocks - A function to return row locking information
  pgstattuple - Returns the percentage of dead tuples in a table; this
                   indicates whether a vacuum is required.
  seg - Confidence-interval datatype (GiST indexing example)
  spi - PostgreSQL Server Programming Interface; 4 examples of
                   its use:
                   autoinc - A function for implementing AUTOINCREMENT/
                                IDENTITY
                   insert_username - function for inserting user names
                   moddatetime - Update modification timestamps
                   refint - Functions for implementing referential
                                integrity (foreign keys). Note that this is
                                now superseded by built-in referential
                                integrity.
                   timetravel - Re-implements in user code the time travel
                                feature that was removed in 6.3.
  tablefunc - examples of functions returning tables
  uuid-ossp - UUID generation functions
  vacuumlo - Remove orphaned large objects
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-doc: documentation for the PostgreSQL database management system

 This package contains all README files, user manual, and examples for
 the latest available PostgreSQL version. The manual is in HTML format.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-doc-8.3: documentation for the PostgreSQL database management system

 This package contains all README files, user manual, and examples for
 PostgreSQL 8.3. The manual is in HTML format.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plperl-8.3: PL/Perl procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.3

 PL/Perl enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Perl. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 8.3 functions that use the languages plperl or plperlu.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plpython-8.3: PL/Python procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.3

 PL/Python enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Python. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 8.3 functions that use the languages plpython or plpythonu.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-pltcl-8.3: PL/Tcl procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.3

 PL/Tcl enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Tcl. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 8.3 functions that use the languages pltcl or pltclu.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-server-dev-8.3: development files for PostgreSQL 8.3 server-side programming

 Header files for compiling SSI code to link into PostgreSQL's backend; for
 example, for C functions to be called from SQL.
 .
 This package also contains the Makefiles necessary for building add-on
 modules of PostgreSQL, which would otherwise have to be built in the
 PostgreSQL source-code tree.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.