VMware Postgres v10.16 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in VMware Postgres v10.16.1.

Software Component Versions

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
10.16.1 PostgreSQL 10.16
pgBackRest 2.31
Patroni 1.6.5
psqlODBC 11.01-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.18
PL/Java 1.5.7
PL/R 8.4.1
Orafce 3.13.4
pg_auto_failover 1.4.0
PostGIS with
psycopg2 (v2.8.6), geos (v3.8.1),
proj (v4.9.3), gdal (v2.4.4)


  • VMware Postgres 10.16.1 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 10.16. Postgres version 10.16 fixes an important issue:

    • CVE-2021-3393: Fix information leakage in constraint-violation error messages

    Version 10.16 also includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in E.1.2. Changes.

  • This VMware Postgres release includes pg_auto_failover 1.4.0, enabling high availability configurations.

Upgrading to VMware Postgres 10.16

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.