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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-12 20:13:54 CEST

Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org> writes:
> It seems that no-one replied... This bugs still occurs with:
>
> svn, version 1.1.4 (r13838)
> compiled Apr 10 2005, 01:31:37

Can you verify it with either 1.2.0-rc1, or better yet, head of trunk?

-Karl

> 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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