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<glsa id="200801-02">
<title>R: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
Multiple vulnerabilities in R could result in the execution of arbitrary
<product type="ebuild">R</product>
<announced>January 09, 2008</announced>
<revised>January 09, 2008: 02</revised>
<package name="dev-lang/R" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.1-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.1-r1</vulnerable>
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.
R includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
<impact type="normal">
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 &quot;&gt;=dev-lang/R-2.2.1-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml">GLSA 200711-30</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 20 Nov 2007 22:35:44 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 21 Nov 2007 00:08:56 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 03 Jan 2008 22:08:35 +0000">