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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-02
(R: Multiple vulnerabilities)
R includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular
expressions with R, which could possibly lead to the execution of
arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All R users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/R-2.2.1-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 29906 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-02.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 2646226550
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