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Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Re: Setuid functions

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Mark Volpe <volpe(dot)mark(at)epa(dot)gov>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Re: Setuid functions
Date: 2001-07-12 18:42:31
Message-ID: 200107121842.f6CIgVX22517@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Done.

> Might as well just get rid of that one; Peter's right about the security hole.
> 
> The simplest fix I see is to allow SET AUTHORIZATION only in superuser-owned
> functions. It would still be potentially useful that way. Doing this the
> "right" way (with users needing regrantable privileges, etc.) would involve
> too much effort for too little reward, IMHO. 
> 
> Mark
> 
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > 
> > I am backing out this SET AUTHORIZATION patch until we can resolve the
> > security issues.  It will remain in the patch queue at:
> > 
> >         http://candle.pha.pa.us/cgi-bin/pgpatches
> >
> 

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