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[ GLSA 202401-07 ] R: Directory Traversal



[ GLSA 202401-07 ] R: Directory Traversal


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202401-07
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: R: Directory Traversal
Date: January 06, 2024
Bugs: #765361
ID: 202401-07

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability was found in R which could allow for remote code
execution.

Background
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R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Affected packages
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Package Vulnerable Unaffected
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dev-lang/R < 4.0.4 >= 4.0.4

Description
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The native R package installation mechanisms do not sufficiently
validate installed source packages for path traversal.

Impact
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Installation of a malicious R package could result in an arbitrary file
overwrite which could result in arbitrary code execution, as might be
seen with the overwrite of an authorized_keys file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All R users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/R-4.0.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-27637
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-27637
[ 2 ] -fno-common
[ 3 ] gcc-10

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202401-07

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2024 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5