CVE-2016-8714

NameCVE-2016-8714
DescriptionAn 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-861-1, DSA-3813-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs857466

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
r-base (PTS)wheezy2.15.1-4vulnerable
wheezy (security)2.15.1-4+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie3.1.1-1+deb8u1fixed
stretch3.3.3-1fixed
buster, sid3.4.2-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
r-basesource(unstable)3.3.3-1medium857466
r-basesourcejessie3.1.1-1+deb8u1mediumDSA-3813-1
r-basesourcewheezy2.15.1-4+deb7u1mediumDLA-861-1

Notes

http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0227/

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