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|Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200801-02 ] R: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: R: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200801-02)
Date: January 09, 2008
Multiple vulnerabilities in R could result in the execution of arbitrary
R is a GPL licensed implementation of S, a language and environment for
statistical computing and graphics. PCRE is a library providing
functions for Perl-compatible regular expressions.
Vulnerable: < 2.2.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.2.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
R includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular
expressions with R, which could possibly lead to the execution of
arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive
There is no known workaround at this time.
All R users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/R-2.2.1-r1"
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