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A serious PostgreSQL security fix

A serious PostgreSQL security fix

Posted Apr 4, 2013 20:32 UTC (Thu) by geofft (subscriber, #59789)
In reply to: A serious PostgreSQL security fix by FranTaylor
Parent article: A serious PostgreSQL security fix

Sorry, I don't read that as a pot shot -- it's just a clarification on standard expectations for the severity of a security flaw. Otherwise the complaint would be "PRETTY CLASSY, not owning up to a design flaw in Postgres."


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A serious PostgreSQL security fix

Posted Apr 4, 2013 22:41 UTC (Thu) by price (guest, #59790) [Link]

The "good general rule" comment is the clarification you describe.

Saying other unnamed database systems are worse -- in that they may have more of exactly the kind of flaw the PostgreSQL developers had here -- is unhelpful and makes them sound childish and defensive. Red Hat doesn't warn about Windows security in an RHSA.

A serious PostgreSQL security fix

Posted Apr 5, 2013 8:18 UTC (Fri) by mbanck (subscriber, #9035) [Link]

That comment was taken from the FAQ corresponding to the security alert, not the alert itself.


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