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Slackware: 2010-138-01: pidgin: Security Update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2010-138-01)

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0,
and -current to fix a security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz:  Upgraded.
  Upgraded to pidgin-2.7.0 and pidgin-encryption-3.1.
  The msn_emoticon_msg function in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in
  libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.0 allows remote attackers to cause
  a denial of service (application crash) via a custom emoticon in a
  malformed SLP message.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1624
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.7.0-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 12.0 package:
b988b50b9eacdb945e23f87d727cd9ea  pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
18d32120919d0042d370813ab90a7d1d  pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
d3686755cf78d1f1b1c0e61663325c5f  pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
80002e97f1979c926b2a5c72ef7e4847  pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
03ac23f92b3884911718a9e4fce8d3b3  pidgin-2.7.0-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
2573c594996ef632e013a0ffcb95fe75  pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
b65ac72c257d0fa7b82728030a79bb36  pidgin-2.7.0-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com
 
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