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Fedora 10 Update: pidgin-2.5.6-1.fc10 Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora This is a bugfix & security fix release of Pidgin. The full ChangeLog is available at Details of the security fixes included are available at
Fedora Update Notification
2009-05-28 07:02:14

Name        : pidgin
Product     : Fedora 10
Version     : 2.5.6
Release     : 1.fc10
URL         :
Summary     : A Gtk+ based multiprotocol instant messaging client
Description :
Pidgin allows you to talk to anyone using a variety of messaging
protocols including AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu,
ICQ, IRC, Novell Groupwise, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, Simple and
Zephyr.  These protocols are implemented using a modular, easy to
use design.  To use a protocol, just add an account using the
account editor.

Pidgin supports many common features of other clients, as well as many
unique features, such as perl scripting, TCL scripting and C plugins.

Pidgin is not affiliated with or endorsed by America Online, Inc.,
Microsoft Corporation, Yahoo! Inc., or ICQ Inc.

Update Information:

This is a bugfix & security fix release of Pidgin.    The full ChangeLog is
available at    Details of the
security fixes included are available at

* Wed May 20 2009 Stu Tomlinson  2.5.6-1
- 2.5.6
* Mon Apr 20 2009 Warren Togami  2.5.5-3
- F12+ removed krb4
* Tue Mar  3 2009 Stu Tomlinson  2.5.5-1
- 2.5.5
* Thu Feb 26 2009 Fedora Release Engineering  - 2.5.4-3
- Rebuilt for
* Tue Jan 27 2009 Warren Togami  2.5.4-2
- one_time_password plugin
- Eliminate RPATH
* Mon Jan 12 2009 Stu Tomlinson  2.5.4-1
- 2.5.4
* Fri Dec 26 2008 Warren Togami  2.5.3-1
- 2.5.3
* Sat Nov 22 2008 Warren Togami  2.5.2-6
- Automatically detect booleans to enable build features from dist tag
- Unify RHEL4 and RHEL5 spec with Fedora to make both easier to maintain
* Fri Nov 21 2008 Warren Togami  2.5.2-2
- Upstream backports:
  100: sametime-redirect-null crash
  101: NetworkManager-improvement
  102: no-password-in-dialog-if-not-remembering
  103: temporarily-remember-password-during-auto-reconnect
  104: smilie-theme-change-crash
  105: url_fetch_connect_cb-double-free crash
  106: GtkIMHtmlSmileys-remove-crash
  107: remove-dialog-from-open-dialog-list

  [ 1 ] Bug #500488 - CVE-2009-1373 pidgin file transfer buffer overflow
  [ 2 ] Bug #500490 - CVE-2009-1374 pidgin DoS when decrypting qq packets
  [ 3 ] Bug #500491 - CVE-2009-1375 pidgin PurpleCircBuffer corruption
  [ 4 ] Bug #500493 - CVE-2009-1376 pidgin incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2927

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pidgin' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

Fedora-package-announce mailing list
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