Michael Richards (michael(at)fastmail(dot)ca) reports a bug with a severity of 3
The lower the number the more severe it is.
lo_import does not check type before performing an import
lo_import within pgsql does not verify that it is reading from a file. You can import directories if you like and the imported data is a mess of ASCII. I didn't try it but I'm sure you could get into lots of trouble if you tried something like lo_import('/dev/urandom') or some other device that you can read infinite amounts of data from.
This affects postgres 7.03 and possibly others.
urdr=# insert into test values (lo_import('/home/miker/test'));
INSERT 6816303 1
urdr=# select * from test;
> file /home/miker/test
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