On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 5:39 PM, David Fetter <da...@fetter.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:50:27AM -0500, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:31 PM, Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> wrote:
>> > Frankly, I get quite tired of the argument essentially being made
>> > here that because pg_ls_dir() wouldn't grant someone superuser
>> > rights, that we should remove superuser checks from everything.
>> > As long as you are presenting it like that, I'm going to be quite
>> > dead-set against any of it.
>> 1. pg_ls_dir.  I cannot see how this can ever be used to get
>> superuser privileges.
> With pilot error, all things are possible.  A file name under $PGDATA
> could be the superuser password.

Uh, true.  The default value of application_name could be the
superuser password, too, but we still allow access to it by
unprivileged users.

Robert Haas
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