Pivotal Postgres v10.10 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in Pivotal Postgres v10.10.

Software Component Versions

Pivotal Postgres Version Component Component Version
10.10.4 PostgreSQL 10.10
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
10.10.3 PostgreSQL 10.10
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5

Release Date: 2019-12-20 (10.10.4)


This release of Pivotal Postgres updates the PostgreSQL database version to 10.10. Version 10.10 fixes two important security issues:

  • CVE-2019-10208: TYPE in pg_temp executes arbitrary SQL during SECURITY DEFINER execution

  • CVE-2019-10209: Memory disclosure in cross-type comparison for hashed subplan

The pgBackRest backup and restore component has been added to this release.

The new high availability solution for Pivotal Postgres is Patroni. The repmgr component has been removed.

Beginning with Pivotal Postgres 10.10.4, the Pivotal Postgres distribution includes the PostgreSQL modules listed in Appendix F. Additional Supplied Modules in the PostgreSQL documentation. All of the modules in Appendix F are included and can be installed into databases with the CREATE EXTENSION command. Although the XML2 module is included, it is deprecated and is not supported by Pivotal.

Version 10.10 also includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1960/. See E.1.2. Changes in the PostgreSQL 10.10 Release Notes for a complete list of changes.

Upgrading to Pivotal Postgres 10.10

See Installing or Upgrading Pivotal Postgres for information about the RPM package contents and upgrade instructions.

Known Issues and Limitations

  • You cannot install Pivotal Postgres alongside an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux PostgreSQL installation.
  • Pivotal does not support using the deprecated XML2 module.
  • All software components in this release, including the client ODBC and JDBC drivers, are supported only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 and CentOS 7 systems.