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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:29:22 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: Lua 5.1.4

* Kees Cook:

> Has anyone looked at the Lua fixes[1] in 5.1.4?  I'm not familiar with the
> codebase, but it seems that several may have security implications:

As far as I can see, they have security implications if you run
untrusted script code (or untrusted bytecode).  I don't think we've
got such software in our code base, but I might be mistaken.

There are additional issues if you run untrusted bytecode, these
issues haven't been fixed (and are very difficult to fix).

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