VMware Postgres v10.14 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in VMware Postgres v10.14.2.

Software Component Versions

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
10.14.2 PostgreSQL 10.14.2
pgBackRest 2.28
Patroni 1.6.5
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.16
PL/Java 1.5.5
PL/R 8.4.1
PostGIS 2.5.5
Orafce 3.13.0
10.12.3 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)
PostGIS 2.5.4
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 10.14.2

Release Date: 2020-09-18

Features

Orafce

VMware Postgres 10.14.2 release includes the orafce 3.13.0 extension. orafce allows users to implement certain Oracle functions in PostgreSQL. See orafce for further information. See Installing the VMware Postgres Extensions for steps to download and install extensions.

PostgreSQL

  • VMware Postgres 10.14.2 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 10.14. Version 10.14 fixes two important issues:

    • CVE-2020-14349: Uncontrolled search path element in logical replication.
    • CVE-2020-14350: Uncontrolled search path element in CREATE EXTENSION.

    Version 10.14 also includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in E.1.2 Changes.

  • VMware Postgres 10.14.2 updates the PostGIS extension to 2.5.5, and the PL/R extension to 8.4.1. The extensions are packaged in a separately versioned download file. See Installing the VMware Postgres Extensions for steps to download and install the extensions.

    • VMware Postgres 10.14.2 updates pgjdbc to version 42.2.16.
  • 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.