Add a unit test to Scribunto, to test that it is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-5461

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Old versions of Lua have a security vulnerability in them (CVE-2014-5461). Your task is to write a unit test (Similar to other tests in Scribunto/tests/phpunit/engines/LuaCommon) to make sure that we are not vulnerable to this vulnerability.

The unit test should run the following snippet of lua code:

function f(p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6, p7, p8, p9, p10,
            p11, p12, p13, p14, p15, p16, p17, p18, p19, p20,
            p21, p22, p23, p24, p25, p26, p27, p28, p29, p30,
            p31, p32, p33, p34, p35, p36, p37, p38, p39, p40,
            p41, p42, p43, p44, p45, p46, p48, p49, p50, ...)
   local a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7, a8, a9, a10, a11, a12, a13, a14

And verify that the lua process does not segfault but instead returns an error about stack exhaustion.

See the phabricator ticket for more details!

You are expected to provide a patch in Wikimedia Gerrit. See for how to set up Git and Gerrit.

Task tags

  • lua
  • security
  • unittests

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