Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2590-1 pygments -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Mar 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 984664.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-20270.
More information:

It was found that pygments, a generic syntax highlighter, is vulnerable to a CPU exhaustion attack via a crafted SML file.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.0+dfsg-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pygments packages.

For the detailed security status of pygments please refer to its security tracker page at:

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