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

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2005-04-12 20:06:46 CEST


It seems that no-one replied... This bugs still occurs with:

svn, version 1.1.4 (r13838)
   compiled Apr 10 2005, 01:31:37

On 2005-03-25 15:43:21 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> 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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