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02/03/2005
PostgreSQL Security Release

In order to address a potential security hole recently identified with the "LOAD" option, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group is announcing the release of new versions of PostgreSQL going back to the 7.2.x version.

PostgreSQL RPM Building Project has released RPMs for 8.0.1, 7.4.7, 7.3.9 and 7.2.7, due to a security issue in PostgreSQL, and they are available on all the download mirrors, found from: http://www.postgresql.org/ftp.

Due to the seriousness of the bug, it is strongly recommended that administrators upgrade their database servers at their earliest convenience.

It should be noted that, for those looking to upgrade from a 7.4.0/7.4.1 server to 7.4.7, that there a dump-n-reload is *recommended* (but not required) to address a fix introduced between 7.4.1 and 7.4.2. Please refer to the 7.4.7 HISTORY file for information on how this can be accomplished without a dump-n-reload, as there are steps that can be followed for this.

Source: www.postgresql.org

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