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Debian: CVE-2016-8714: r-base -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-8714: r-base -- security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/10/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/20/2017
Modified
12/16/2022

Description

An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the LoadEncoding functionality of the R programming language version 3.3.0. 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.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-r-base

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