Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : pygments vulnerability (USN-2862-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87814
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Pygments incorrectly sanitized strings used to search system fonts. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected python-pygments and / or python3-pygments packages.