VMware Postgres v10.12 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in VMware Postgres v10.12.

Software Component Versions

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
10.12.2 PostgreSQL 10.12
pgBackRest 2.23
Patroni 1.6.4
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.9
PL/Java 1.5.5
PL/R 8.4 (R3.6.0)
10.11.1 PostgreSQL 10.11
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
10.10.5 PostgreSQL 10.10
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
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: 2020-04-16 (10.12.2)

Features

PostgreSQL

This release of VMware Postgres updates the PostgreSQL database version to 10.12.

  • VMware Postgres 10.12 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 10.12. Version 10.12 fixes an important security issue:

    • CVE-2020-1720: ALTER … DEPENDS ON EXTENSION is missing authorization checks.
  • PostgreSQL 10.12 includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in [https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/2011/). See E.1.2. Changes in the PostgreSQL 10.12 Release Notes for a complete list of changes.

  • VMware Postgres 10.12 includes the PL/Java and PL/R procedural language extensions for Postgres. These extensions are packaged in a separately versioned download file. See Installing or Upgrading VMware Postgres for steps to download and install the extensions.

  • VMware Postgres 10.12 includes updated versions of pgBackRest, Patroni, and pgjdbc.

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

Known Issues and Limitations

  • You cannot install VMware Postgres alongside an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux PostgreSQL installation.
  • VMware 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.