Bug 1431171 (CVE-2016-8714)

Summary: CVE-2016-8714 R: Buffer overflow in the LoadEncoding functionality
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-03-10 14:17:48 UTC
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the LoadEncoding functionality of the R programming language version. 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.

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

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-03-10 14:18:37 UTC
Created R tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1431174]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1431173]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 03:08:54 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.