OverviewTalos is disclosing TALOS-2016-0227 / CVE-2016-8714 which is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the LoadEncoding functionality of the R programming language version 3.3.0. The R programming language is commonly used in statistical computing and is supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. R is praised for having a large variety of statistical and graphical features. The vulnerability is specifically related to the creation of a PDF document.
DetailsThis vulnerability specifically affects the PDF creation capabilities of R. During the creation of a PDF document, the file containing the encoding array can be specified by the user. The following command can specify the encoding file for a PDF.
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CoverageThe following Snort Rules will detect exploitation attempts. Note that additional rules may be released at a future date and current rules are subject to change pending additional vulnerability information. For the most current rule information, please refer to your FireSIGHT Management Center or Snort.org.
Snort Rule: 40894, 40895