Release date: 2017-11-09
This release contains a variety of fixes from 9.4.14. For information about new features in the 9.4 major release, see Section E.58.
A dump/restore is not required for those running 9.4.X.
However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 9.4.13, see Section E.45.
Fix crash due to rowtype mismatch in
Paquier, Tom Lane)
These functions used the result rowtype specified in
FROM ... AS clause
without checking that it matched the actual rowtype of
the supplied tuple value. If it didn't, that would
usually result in a crash, though disclosure of server
memory contents seems possible as well.
Fix sample server-start scripts to become
$PGUSER before opening
$PGLOG (Noah Misch)
Previously, the postmaster log file was opened while
still running as root. The database owner could therefore
mount an attack against another system user by making
$PGLOG be a symbolic link to
some other file, which would then become corrupted by
appending log messages.
By default, these scripts are not installed anywhere.
Users who have made use of them will need to manually
recopy them, or apply the same changes to their modified
versions. If the existing
$PGLOG file is root-owned, it will need
to be removed or renamed out of the way before restarting
the server with the corrected script.
Fix crash when logical decoding is invoked from a SPI-using function, in particular any function written in a PL language (Tom Lane)
jsonb equivalents to
arguments correctly (Michael Paquier)
Properly reject attempts to convert infinite float
values to type
Lane, KaiGai Kohei)
Previously the behavior was platform-dependent.
Fix corner-case crashes when columns have been added to the end of a view (Tom Lane)
Record proper dependencies when a view or rule
nodes (Tom Lane)
Lack of these dependencies could allow a column or
DROP to go through
when it ought to fail, thereby causing later uses of the
view or rule to get errors. This patch does not do
anything to protect existing views/rules, only ones
created in the future.
Correctly detect hashability of range data types (Tom Lane)
The planner mistakenly assumed that any range type could be hashed for use in hash joins or hash aggregation, but actually it must check whether the range's subtype has hash support. This does not affect any of the built-in range types, since they're all hashable anyway.
Fix low-probability loss of
NOTIFY messages due to XID wraparound
(Marko Tiikkaja, Tom Lane)
If a session executed no queries, but merely listened for notifications, for more than 2 billion transactions, it started to miss some notifications from concurrently-committing transactions.
Avoid SIGBUS crash on Linux when a DSM memory request exceeds the space available in tmpfs (Thomas Munro)
Prevent low-probability crash in processing of nested trigger firings (Tom Lane)
FREEZE option to work when the
transaction isolation level is
REPEATABLE READ or higher (Noah
This case was unintentionally broken by a previous bug fix.
Correctly restore the umask setting when file creation
Give a better error message for duplicate column names
Fix mis-parsing of the last line in a
pg_hba.conf file (Tom Lane)
Fix libpq to not require user's home directory to exist (Tom Lane)
In v10, failure to find the home directory while
trying to read
was treated as a hard error, but it should just cause
that file to not be found. Both v10 and previous release
branches made the same mistake when reading
~/.pg_service.conf, though this was
less obvious since that file is not sought unless a
service name is specified.
Fix libpq to guard
against integer overflow in the row count of a
Fix ecpg's handling of out-of-scope cursor declarations with pointer or array variables (Michael Meskes)
In ecpglib, correctly handle backslashes in string
literals depending on whether
standard_conforming_strings is set
Make ecpglib's Informix-compatibility mode ignore fractional digits in integer input strings, as expected (Gao Zengqi, Michael Meskes)
Sync our copy of the timezone library with IANA release tzcode2017c (Tom Lane)
This fixes various issues; the only one likely to be
user-visible is that the default DST rules for a
POSIX-style zone name, if no
posixrules file exists in the timezone
data directory, now match current US law rather than what
it was a dozen years ago.
Update time zone data files to tzdata release 2017c for DST law changes in Fiji, Namibia, Northern Cyprus, Sudan, Tonga, and Turks & Caicos Islands, plus historical corrections for Alaska, Apia, Burma, Calcutta, Detroit, Ireland, Namibia, and Pago Pago.
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