USN-417-3: PostgreSQL regression

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-417-3

12th February, 2007

postgresql-8.1 regression

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS


USN-417-2 fixed a severe regression in the PostgreSQL server that was
introduced in USN-417-1 and caused some valid queries to be aborted
with a type error. This update fixes a similar (but much less
prominent) error.

At the same time, PostgreSQL is updated to version 8.1.8, which fixes
a range of important bugs.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 6.10:
postgresql-client-8.1 8.1.8-0ubuntu6.10
postgresql-8.1 8.1.8-0ubuntu6.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
postgresql-client-8.1 8.1.8-0ubuntu6.06.1
postgresql-8.1 8.1.8-0ubuntu6.06.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.