GLSA-201612-05 : Pygments: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-05
(Pygments: Arbitrary code execution)

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

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-05

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95520 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8557

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