[ubuntu/dapper-proposed] postgresql-8.1 8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06 (Accepted)

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 25 12:30:12 GMT 2009


postgresql-8.1 (8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06) dapper-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream bug fix release 8.1.17: (LP: #344688)
    - Prevent error recursion crashes when encoding conversion fails.
      This change extends fixes made in the last two minor releases for
      related failure scenarios. The previous fixes were narrowly
      tailored for the original problem reports, but we have now
      recognized that *any* error thrown by an encoding conversion
      function could potentially lead to infinite recursion while trying
      to report the error. The solution therefore is to disable
      translation and encoding conversion and report the plain-ASCII form
      of any error message, if we find we have gotten into a recursive
      error reporting situation.
    - Disallow "CREATE CONVERSION" with the wrong encodings for the
      specified conversion function. This prevents one possible scenario for
      encoding conversion failure. The previous change is a backstop to guard
      against other kinds of failures in the same area.
    - Fix core dump when to_char() is given format codes that are
      inappropriate for the type of the data argument.
    - Fix decompilation of CASE WHEN with an implicit coercion.
    - Fix possible misassignment of the owner of a TOAST table's rowtype.
      If "CLUSTER" or a rewriting variant of "ALTER TABLE" were executed
      by someone other than the table owner, the pg_type entry for the
      table's TOAST table would end up marked as owned by that someone.
      This caused no immediate problems, since the permissions on the
      TOAST rowtype aren't examined by any ordinary database operation.
      However, it could lead to unexpected failures if one later tried to
      drop the role that issued the command (in 8.1 or 8.2), or "owner of
      data type appears to be invalid" warnings from pg_dump after having
      done so (in 8.3).
    - Clean up PL/pgSQL error status variables fully at block exit.
      This is not a problem for PL/pgSQL itself, but the omission could
      cause the PL/pgSQL Debugger to crash while examining the state of a
      function.
    - Add MUST (Mauritius Island Summer Time) to the default list of
      known timezone abbreviations.

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:17:17 +0100
Changed-By: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>
Maintainer: Martin Pitt <mpitt at debian.org>
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/dapper/+source/postgresql-8.1/8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06
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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:17:17 +0100
Source: postgresql-8.1
Binary: postgresql-8.1 postgresql-pltcl-8.1 postgresql-plperl-8.1 libpgtypes2 libpq-dev libpq4 postgresql-doc-8.1 postgresql-plpython-8.1 libecpg-compat2 libecpg5 libecpg-dev postgresql-client-8.1 postgresql-server-dev-8.1 postgresql-contrib-8.1
Architecture: source
Version: 8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06
Distribution: dapper-proposed
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Martin Pitt <mpitt at debian.org>
Changed-By: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>
Description: 
 libecpg-compat2 - older version of run-time library for ECPG programs
 libecpg-dev - development files for ECPG (Embedded PostgreSQL for C)
 libecpg5   - run-time library for ECPG programs
 libpgtypes2 - shared library libpgtypes for PostgreSQL 8.1
 libpq-dev  - header files for libpq4 (PostgreSQL library)
 libpq4     - PostgreSQL C client library
 postgresql-8.1 - object-relational SQL database, version 8.1 server
 postgresql-client-8.1 - front-end programs for PostgreSQL 8.1
 postgresql-contrib-8.1 - additional facilities for PostgreSQL
 postgresql-doc-8.1 - documentation for the PostgreSQL database management system
 postgresql-plperl-8.1 - PL/Perl procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.1
 postgresql-plpython-8.1 - PL/Python procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.1
 postgresql-pltcl-8.1 - PL/TCL procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.1
 postgresql-server-dev-8.1 - development files for PostgreSQL 8.1 server-side programming
Changes: 
 postgresql-8.1 (8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06) dapper-proposed; urgency=low
 .
   * New upstream bug fix release 8.1.17: (LP: #344688)
     - Prevent error recursion crashes when encoding conversion fails.
       This change extends fixes made in the last two minor releases for
       related failure scenarios. The previous fixes were narrowly
       tailored for the original problem reports, but we have now
       recognized that *any* error thrown by an encoding conversion
       function could potentially lead to infinite recursion while trying
       to report the error. The solution therefore is to disable
       translation and encoding conversion and report the plain-ASCII form
       of any error message, if we find we have gotten into a recursive
       error reporting situation.
     - Disallow "CREATE CONVERSION" with the wrong encodings for the
       specified conversion function. This prevents one possible scenario for
       encoding conversion failure. The previous change is a backstop to guard
       against other kinds of failures in the same area.
     - Fix core dump when to_char() is given format codes that are
       inappropriate for the type of the data argument.
     - Fix decompilation of CASE WHEN with an implicit coercion.
     - Fix possible misassignment of the owner of a TOAST table's rowtype.
       If "CLUSTER" or a rewriting variant of "ALTER TABLE" were executed
       by someone other than the table owner, the pg_type entry for the
       table's TOAST table would end up marked as owned by that someone.
       This caused no immediate problems, since the permissions on the
       TOAST rowtype aren't examined by any ordinary database operation.
       However, it could lead to unexpected failures if one later tried to
       drop the role that issued the command (in 8.1 or 8.2), or "owner of
       data type appears to be invalid" warnings from pg_dump after having
       done so (in 8.3).
     - Clean up PL/pgSQL error status variables fully at block exit.
       This is not a problem for PL/pgSQL itself, but the omission could
       cause the PL/pgSQL Debugger to crash while examining the state of a
       function.
     - Add MUST (Mauritius Island Summer Time) to the default list of
       known timezone abbreviations.
Files: 
 a5685548b084205e9ac2312a8bb81a1c 1130 misc optional postgresql-8.1_8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06.dsc
 0cb0becc0742b0560ae560e247a61297 11476782 misc optional postgresql-8.1_8.1.17.orig.tar.gz
 7cc043c1f8dd44ae78cdb5649f987221 31041 misc optional postgresql-8.1_8.1.17-0ubuntu0.6.06.diff.gz

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