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USN-2862-1: Pygments vulnerability

7 January 2016

Pygments could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted font request.



  • pygments - syntax highlighting package written in Python


It was discovered that Pygments incorrectly sanitized strings used to
search system fonts. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.