This bug was fixed in the package postgresql-8.3 - 8.3.14-0ubuntu8.04
postgresql-8.3 (8.3.14-0ubuntu8.04) hardy-security; urgency=low
* New upstream security/bug fix release: (LP: #711318)
- Fix buffer overrun in "contrib/intarray"'s input function for the
This bug is a security risk since the function's return address
could be overwritten. Thanks to Apple Inc's security team for
reporting this issue and supplying the fix. (CVE-2010-4015)
- Avoid failures when "EXPLAIN" tries to display a simple-form CASE
If the CASE's test expression was a constant, the planner could
simplify the CASE into a form that confused the expression-display
code, resulting in "unexpected CASE WHEN clause" errors.
- Fix assignment to an array slice that is before the existing range
If there was a gap between the newly added subscripts and the first
pre-existing subscript, the code miscalculated how many entries
needed to be copied from the old array's null bitmap, potentially
leading to data corruption or crash.
- Avoid unexpected conversion overflow in planner for very distant
The date type supports a wider range of dates than can be
represented by the timestamp types, but the planner assumed it
could always convert a date to timestamp with impunity.
- Fix pg_restore's text output for large objects (BLOBs) when
standard_conforming_strings is on.
Although restoring directly to a database worked correctly, string
escaping was incorrect if pg_restore was asked for SQL text output
and standard_conforming_strings had been enabled in the source
- Fix erroneous parsing of tsquery values containing ... &
!(subexpression) | ... .
Queries containing this combination of operators were not executed
correctly. The same error existed in "contrib/intarray"'s query_int
type and "contrib/ltree"'s ltxtquery type.
- Fix bug in "contrib/seg"'s GiST picksplit algorithm.
This could result in considerable inefficiency, though not actually
incorrect answers, in a GiST index on a seg column. If you have
such an index, consider "REINDEX"ing it after installing this
update. (This is identical to the bug that was fixed in
"contrib/cube" in the previous update.)
-- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:13:46 +0100