Debian Security Advisory
DLA-861-1 r-base -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 17 Mar 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-8714.
- More information:
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the LoadEncoding functionality of the R programming language. A specially crafted R script can cause a buffer overflow resulting in a memory corruption. An attacker can send a malicious R script to trigger this vulnerability.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, this problem has been fixed in version 2.15.1-4+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your r-base packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS