PostgreSQL security release today

From: Joe C.
Sent on: Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:18 AM
In case you have not heard, please see:
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    The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released a security
    update to all current versions of the PostgreSQL database system,
    including versions 9.2.4, 9.1.9,[masked], and 8.4.17. This update
    fixes a high-exposure security vulnerability in versions 9.0 and
    later. All users of the affected versions are strongly urged to
    apply the update *immediately*.

    A major security issue fixed in this release, CVE[masked]
    (http://cve.mitre....­),
    makes it possible for a connection request containing a database
    name that begins with "-" to be crafted that can damage or destroy
    files within a server's data directory. Anyone with access to the
    port the PostgreSQL server listens on can initiate this request.
    This issue was discovered by Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi
    of NTT Open Source Software Center.

Joe


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