VMware Postgres v12.4 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in VMware Postgres v12.4.

Software Component Versions

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
12.4.2 PostgreSQL 12.4
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

PostgreSQL

  • VMware Postgres 12.4.2 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 12.4. Version 12.4 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 12.4 also includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in E.1.2 Changes.

  • VMware Postgres 12.4.2 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.

  • VMware Postgres 12.4.2 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 12.4.2 updates pgBackRest to version 2.28, and Patroni to 1.6.5.

  • VMware Postgres 12.4.2 updates pgjdbc to version 42.2.16.

Upgrading to VMware Postgres 12.4

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