GLSA-201612-05 : Pygments: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 95520


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95520

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/05

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pygments, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8557

GLSA: 201612-05