E.76. Release 8.0.8

Release date: 2006-05-23

This release contains a variety of fixes from 8.0.7, including patches for extremely serious security issues. For information about new features in the 8.0 major release, see Section E.84.

E.76.1. Migration to Version 8.0.8

A dump/restore is not required for those running 8.0.X. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 8.0.6, see the release notes for 8.0.6.

Full security against the SQL-injection attacks described in CVE-2006-2313 and CVE-2006-2314 might require changes in application code. If you have applications that embed untrustworthy strings into SQL commands, you should examine them as soon as possible to ensure that they are using recommended escaping techniques. In most cases, applications should be using subroutines provided by libraries or drivers (such as libpq's PQescapeStringConn()) to perform string escaping, rather than relying on ad hoc code to do it.

E.76.2. Changes