PuTTY bug use-system-colours-crash

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summary: 'Use system colours' in Windows PuTTY causes a NULL dereference
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
absent-in: 0.74 cd32ef873365a0a478824e1bdea93c39fbf07655
present-in: ca9cd983e17e0beb589b07f33d36e2fae3143e38 0.75
fixed-in: 571fa3388d61f3270d958503c62f09669665f6f8 329bdb344c268f91ed726e000028cf52806ef5cb (0.76)

In PuTTY 0.75, enabling the 'Use system colours' checkbox in the configuration causes PuTTY to dereference a null pointer and crash during terminal window setup.

This bug was introduced during a major reorganisation of the terminal code between 0.74 and 0.75.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2021-06-19 16:10:14 +0100)