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"svn diff" bug that leads to security/privacy problems

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2005-03-25 15:43:21 CET

I don't know if this bug has been fixed, but with the Debian package
(unstable), when I do a "svn diff" in a directory where a symbolic
link has been added, Subversion does a diff on this link, even when
the file pointed to is a binary file. The consequence is that these
binary data are sent to the terminal (in my case, xterm). This had
two very bad side effects:

1) The terminal was trashed (I had to do a "reset").

2) A part of the data was sent to the printer! I suppose that some
escape sequence was interpreted as a request for printing.

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