escaping terminal control characters (was Re: backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to ssh server compromise)

escaping terminal control characters (was Re: backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to ssh server compromise)

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Posted by Matthew Fernandez on Apr 02

Is the currently accepted wisdom that any application printing to
stdout/stderr should take steps to avoid control characters in the
output? This is one of those situations where, if my terminal is
manipulated this way, I’m not quite sure who is to blame. Intuitively it
does not seem to scale, to require every (even non-security minded)
application to mitigate this. But on the other hand, maybe it’s not
possible for terminal emulators…
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