Package : r-base
Version : 2.15.1-4+deb7u1
CVE ID : CVE-2016-8714
Debian Bug : #857466
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the
LoadEncoding functionality of the R programming language. 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.
For Debian 7 "Wheezy", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your r-base packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS