Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3445-1 pygments -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 13 Jan 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 802828.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8557.
- More information:
Javantea discovered that pygments, a generic syntax highlighter, is prone to a shell injection vulnerability allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in a font name.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5+dfsg-1+deb7u1.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.1+dfsg-1.1+deb8u1.
For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.1+dfsg-2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.1+dfsg-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your pygments packages.