postgresql-9.6 9.6.8-0ubuntu0.17.10 source package in Ubuntu

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postgresql-9.6 (9.6.8-0ubuntu0.17.10) artful-security; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release (LP: #1752271)
    If you run an installation in which not all users are mutually
    trusting, or if you maintain an application or extension that is
    intended for use in arbitrary situations, it is strongly recommended
    that you read the documentation changes described in the first changelog
    entry below, and take suitable steps to ensure that your installation or
    code is secure.

    Also, the changes described in the second changelog entry below may
    cause functions used in index expressions or materialized views to fail
    during auto-analyze, or when reloading from a dump.  After upgrading,
    monitor the server logs for such problems, and fix affected functions.

    - Document how to configure installations and applications to guard
      against search-path-dependent trojan-horse attacks from other users

      Using a search_path setting that includes any schemas writable by a
      hostile user enables that user to capture control of queries and then
      run arbitrary SQL code with the permissions of the attacked user. While
      it is possible to write queries that are proof against such hijacking,
      it is notationally tedious, and it's very easy to overlook holes.
      Therefore, we now recommend configurations in which no untrusted schemas
      appear in one's search path.
      (CVE-2018-1058)

    - Avoid use of insecure search_path settings in pg_dump and other client
      programs

      pg_dump, pg_upgrade, vacuumdb and other PostgreSQL-provided applications
      were themselves vulnerable to the type of hijacking described in the
      previous changelog entry; since these applications are commonly run by
      superusers, they present particularly attractive targets.  To make them
      secure whether or not the installation as a whole has been secured,
      modify them to include only the pg_catalog schema in their search_path
      settings. Autovacuum worker processes now do the same, as well.

      In cases where user-provided functions are indirectly executed by these
      programs -- for example, user-provided functions in index expressions --
      the tighter search_path may result in errors, which will need to be
      corrected by adjusting those user-provided functions to not assume
      anything about what search path they are invoked under.  That has always
      been good practice, but now it will be necessary for correct behavior.
      (CVE-2018-1058)

    - Details about other changes can be found at
      https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/static/release-9-6-8.html

 -- Christian Ehrhardt <email address hidden>  Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:59:10 +0100

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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 9.6

 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-9.6: object-relational SQL database, version 9.6 server

 PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database
 system. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign
 keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple
 languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER,
 NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It
 also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures,
 sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++,
 Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and
 exceptional documentation.
 .
 This package provides the database server for PostgreSQL 9.6.

postgresql-9.6-dbg: debug symbols for postgresql-9.6

 This package provides detached debugging symbols for PostgreSQL 9.6.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-client-9.6: front-end programs for PostgreSQL 9.6

 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 9.6. If you install
 PostgreSQL 9.6 on a standalone machine, you need the server package
 postgresql-9.6, 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-9.6: 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-9.6. 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
  hstore - Store (key, value) pairs
  intagg - Integer aggregator/enumerator
  _int - Index support for arrays of int4, using GiST (benchmark
                   needs the libdbd-pg-perl package)
  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
  passwordcheck - Simple password strength checker
  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.
  postgresql_fdw - foreign data wrapper for PostgreSQL
  seg - Confidence-interval datatype (GiST indexing example)
  sepgsql - mandatory access control (MAC) based on SELinux
  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-9.6: documentation for the PostgreSQL database management system

 This package contains all README files, user manual, and examples for
 PostgreSQL 9.6. The manual is in HTML format.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plperl-9.6: PL/Perl procedural language for PostgreSQL 9.6

 PL/Perl enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 9.6 in Perl. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 9.6 functions that use the languages plperl or plperlu.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plpython-9.6: PL/Python procedural language for PostgreSQL 9.6

 PL/Python enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 9.6 in Python. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 9.6 functions that use the languages plpython or plpythonu.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plpython3-9.6: PL/Python 3 procedural language for PostgreSQL 9.6

 PL/Python 3 enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 9.6 in Python 3. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 9.6 functions that use the languages plpython3 or plpython3u.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-pltcl-9.6: PL/Tcl procedural language for PostgreSQL 9.6

 PL/Tcl enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 9.6 in Tcl. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 9.6 functions that use the languages pltcl or pltclu.
 .
 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-server-dev-9.6: development files for PostgreSQL 9.6 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.