Debian: DSA-3813-1: r-base security update

    Date 19 Mar 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Cory Duplantis discovered a buffer overflow in the R programming langauage. A malformed encoding file may lead to the execution of arbitrary code during PDF generation.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3813-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    March 19, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : r-base
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-8714
    
    Cory Duplantis discovered a buffer overflow in the R programming
    langauage. A malformed encoding file may lead to the execution of
    arbitrary code during PDF generation.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.1.1-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been
    fixed in version 3.3.3-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.3.3-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your r-base packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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