Slackware: pidgin
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix security issues. More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1373 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1374 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1375 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1376
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2009-146-01)

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

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1373
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1374
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1375
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1376


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.2.txz:  Upgraded to pidgin-2.5.6.
  This version fixes security issues that could lead to a denial of service or
  the execution of arbitrary code as the user running Pidgin.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1373
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1374
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1375
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1376
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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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-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.5.6-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
8890772717a70b042f5c76ae4e4ab6b0  pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
3d7e918ff1d3eef13107472f313978a4  pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
144a78d203391bd7af7aac36d53061f3  pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
0b2aa951d3f6b9f8d5a9ac7e8d28c7a6  pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1.txz

Slackware64 -current package:
e79c2f0466d4714951a7f53f04740695  pidgin-2.5.6-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.5.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz


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