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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:07:40 +1100 (EST)
From: Dave Horsfall <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-8166 cups: code execution via unescape
 ANSI escape sequences

On Mon, 23 Mar 2015, Kurt Seifried wrote:

> So this one is pretty hard to cause exploitation without heavy social 
> engineering/etc.

Back when I was fooling around with such things in the 80s, I found that 
not only could I program the function keys on an emulator, I could also 
execute them...  Dunno whether this is still the case.

I seem to recall something like "FORMAT C: /YES" or similar.

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)   "Those who don't understand security will suffer." (and check the home page whilst you're there)

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