On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 8:37 AM, Peter Eisentraut
<peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 11/6/17 23:30, Michael Paquier wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 12:57 PM, Thomas Munro
>> <thomas.mu...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
>>> 1.  If you set up a pg_hba.conf with a URL that lacks a base DN or
>>> hostname, hba.c will segfault on startup when it tries to pstrdup a
>>> null pointer.  Examples: ldapurl="ldap://localhost"; and
>>> ldapurl="ldap://";.
>>> 2.  If we fail to bind but have no binddn configured, we'll pass NULL
>>> to ereport (snprint?) for %s, which segfaults on some libc
>>> implementations.  That crash requires more effort to reproduce but you
>>> can see pretty clearly a few lines above in auth.c that it can be
>>> NULL.  (I'm surprised Coverity didn't complain about that.  Maybe it
>>> can't see this code due to macros.)
> committed and backpatched


I suppose someone might eventually want to go further and teach it to
understand such bare URLs or missing options (ie leaving out any bits
you want and falling back to the ldap library's defaults, which come
from places like env variables, .ldaprc and /etc/ldap.conf, the way
that "ldapsearch" and other tools manage to work with reasonable
defaults, or at least only need to be set up in one place for all your
LDAP-client software).  I'm not planning to work on that.

Thomas Munro

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