Regarding the advisory on possibly insecure security definer functions 
that I just sent out (by overriding the search path you can make the 
function do whatever you want with the privileges of the function 
owner), the favored solution after some initial discussion in the core 
team was to save the search path at creation time with each function.  
This measure will arguably also increase the robustness of functions in 
general, and it seems to be desirable as part of the effort to make 
plan invalidation work.

Quite probably, there will be all sorts of consequences in terms of 
backward compatibility and preserving the possibility of valid uses of 
the old behavior and so on.  So I'm inviting input on how to fix the 
problem in general and how to avoid the mentioned follow-up problems in 
particular.

-- 
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

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