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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201612-05 ] Pygments Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pygments: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201612-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 04, 2016
Bug(s): #564478
ID: 201612-05


Pygments is vulnerable to remote code execution if an attacker is
allowed to specify the font name.


Pygments is a generic syntax highlighter suitable for use in code
hosting, forums, wikis or other applications that need to prettify source

Affected Packages

Package: dev-python/pygments
Vulnerable: < 2.0.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


A vulnerability in FontManager’s _get_nix_font_path function allows
shell metacharacters to be passed in a font name.


A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pygments users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pygments-2.0.2-r1"


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