Re: [Rd] virus and malicious code

From: Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:31:43 -0700

... and note additionally, as per section 1.5.3, "Windows External Software" of the "Writing R Extensions" manual:

"Note that CRAN does not accept submissions of precompiled binaries due to security
concerns,and does not allow binary executables in source packages."

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM, Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
>
>
> On 06.08.2012 15:09, David L Lorenz wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>> A question has come up within a user group about the possibility of
>> viruses or other malicious code being embedded within any package served
>> from CRAN. How much checking is done to guard against this?
>
>
> Of course, CRAN cannot guarantee that packages are free of malicious code,
> otherwise manual inspection of the code of almost 4000 packages with dozens
> of updates and new submissions a day would be necessary.
>
> CRAN does some checks on the precompiled binaries for viruses, but again
> cannot give guarantees. Please use the normal precautions with downloaded
> executables.
>
>
> Best,
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
>
>> I do not
>> expect any kind of response about picking up R code from any other source,
>> like gitHub. Thanks.
>
>
>
>> Dave
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