The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of our database system, including 9.6.5, 9.5.9, 9.4.14, 9.3.19, and 9.2.23.
This release includes fixes that prevent a crash in pg_restore when using parallel mode. It also patches over a few other bugs reported since the last releases in August.
Additionally, in 9.4.14 only, there is a fix to an issue with walsenders preventing primary-server shutdown unless immediate shutdown mode is used.
Users should plan to update at the next convenient downtime.
This update also fixes a number of bugs reported in the last few weeks. Some of these issues affect only version 9.6, but many affect all supported versions:
PostgreSQL version 9.2 will be End-of-Life in September, 2017. The project expects to only release one more update for that version. We urge users to start planning an upgrade to a later version of PostgreSQL as soon as possible. See our Versioning Policy for more information.
All PostgreSQL update releases are cumulative. As with other minor releases, users are not required to dump and reload their database or use pg_upgrade in order to apply this update release; you may simply shut down PostgreSQL and update its binaries.