LinuxSecurity.com: It was discovered that the Safe.pm module as used by PostgreSQL did notproperly restrict PL/perl procedures. If PostgreSQL was configured to usePerl stored procedures, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit thisto execute arbitrary Perl code. (CVE-2010-1169) [More...]
Canonical published details about a number of PostgreSQL vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems. According to the company, a number of security issues have been fixed in PostgreSQL. For example, it was discovered that PostgreSQL did not correctly enforce ADMIN OPTION restrictions.
PostgreSQL is one of the most versatile, powerful and reliable object-relational database systems available. The enterprise-class open source database is in use by some of the largest companies in the world, handling exceptionally large workloads. But you knew all of that already, so let's talk about a few features in PostgreSQL you probably didn't know about already.
When I started teaching PostgreSQL education courses in 2001, PostgreSQL was the ugly one in the data center. Many of the people who were learning how to work with it were doing so grudgingly because of some specific requirement. They had inherited a PostgreSQL database, for example. As a result, many of them tried to learn just enough to do what they needed to do.