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Re: why was libpq.so's version number bumped?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Florian Weimer <Weimer(at)CERT(dot)Uni-Stuttgart(dot)DE>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: why was libpq.so's version number bumped?
Date: 2003-01-03 23:15:28
Message-ID: 200301032315.h03NFSU21015@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Florian Weimer wrote:
> "Neil Conway" <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
> 
> > Christopher Kings-Lynne said:
> >> There have been HEAPS of security fixes between 7.2 and 7.3.
> >
> > That's only the case if your definition of a "security fix" is pretty fast
> > and loose -- as yours seems to be.
> 
> Hmm?  On 7.2, an unpriviliged database user can read the more or less
> the whole memory image of the server process.  On 7.3, this has been
> fixed.

Huh.  Never heard that before.

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