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Bug 205201

Summary: dev-lang/R-2.X PCRE Multiple Vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-1659,CVE-2007-1660,CVE-2007-1661,CVE-2007-1662,CVE-2007-4766,CVE-2007-4767,CVE-2007-4768)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Lars Hartmann <lars>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: normal CC: sci
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: B2 [upstream]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Lars Hartmann 2008-01-10 13:13:04 UTC
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in R, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), disclose sensitive information, or potentially compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to the use of vulnerable PCRE code.

The vulnerabilities are reported in version 2.2.1, 2.6.0 and 2.6.1. Other versions may also be affected.

Do not parse untrusted regular expressions with R. The vendor will reportedly fix the vulnerabilities in the next release.
Comment 1 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-10 13:36:50 UTC
you should look the original report before filing bugs :p

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 198976 ***