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.
Created R tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-all [bug 1431174]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1431173]
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.