Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3813-1 r-base -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 19 Mar 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-8714.
- More information:
Cory Duplantis discovered a buffer overflow in the R programming language. A malformed encoding file may lead to the execution of arbitrary code during PDF generation.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.1-1+deb8u1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.3-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.3-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your r-base packages.