Workaround Gitiles bug on All-Users visibility

Gitiles has special FilteredRepository wrapper that
allows to carefully hide refs based on the project's ACLs.
There is however an optimisation that skips the filtering
in case a user has READ permissions on every ACLs patterns.

When the target repository is All-Users, the optimisation
turns into a security issue because it allows seeing everything
that belongs to everyone:
- draft comments
- PII of all users
- external ids
- draft edits

Block Gitiles or any other part of Gerrit to abuse of this
power when the target repository is All-Users, where nobody
can be authorised to skip the ACLs evaluation.

Cover the additional special case of the All-Users project
access with two explicit positive and negative tests,
so that the security check is covered.

Bug: Issue 13621
Change-Id: Ia6ea1a9fd5473adff534204aea7d8f25324a45b7
(cherry picked from commit 45071d6977932bca5a1427c8abad24710fed2e33)
2 files changed
tree: c113709fd988d77d9a2e949639bdf47260379c85
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  4. gerrit-acceptance-framework/
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  6. gerrit-cache-h2/
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  8. gerrit-common/
  9. gerrit-elasticsearch/
  10. gerrit-extension-api/
  11. gerrit-gpg/
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  13. gerrit-gwtexpui/
  14. gerrit-gwtui/
  15. gerrit-gwtui-common/
  16. gerrit-httpd/
  17. gerrit-index/
  18. gerrit-launcher/
  19. gerrit-lucene/
  20. gerrit-main/
  21. gerrit-oauth/
  22. gerrit-openid/
  23. gerrit-patch-commonsnet/
  24. gerrit-patch-jgit/
  25. gerrit-pgm/
  26. gerrit-plugin-api/
  27. gerrit-plugin-gwtui/
  28. gerrit-prettify/
  29. gerrit-reviewdb/
  30. gerrit-server/
  31. gerrit-sshd/
  32. gerrit-test-util/
  33. gerrit-util-cli/
  34. gerrit-util-http/
  35. gerrit-util-ssl/
  36. gerrit-war/
  37. lib/
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  39. polygerrit-ui/
  40. ReleaseNotes/
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  42. website/
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  48. .git-blame-ignore-revs
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