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pgsql: Require execute permission on the trigger function for CREATETR

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql: Require execute permission on the trigger function for CREATETR
Date: 2012-02-23 23:04:47
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Require execute permission on the trigger function for CREATE TRIGGER.

This check was overlooked when we added function execute permissions to the
system years ago.  For an ordinary trigger function it's not a big deal,
since trigger functions execute with the permissions of the table owner,
so they couldn't do anything the user issuing the CREATE TRIGGER couldn't
have done anyway.  However, if a trigger function is SECURITY DEFINER,
that is not the case.  The lack of checking would allow another user to
install it on his own table and then invoke it with, essentially, forged
input data; which the trigger function is unlikely to realize, so it might
do something undesirable, for instance insert false entries in an audit log

Reported by Dinesh Kumar, patch by Robert Haas

Security: CVE-2012-0866



Modified Files
doc/src/sgml/ref/create_trigger.sgml |    3 ++-
src/backend/commands/trigger.c       |    4 ++++
2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

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