Slackware: 2010-240-05: pidgin: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2010-240-05)

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This fixes a crash due to malformed X-Status messages.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2528
  (* 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-2.7.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.3-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-2.7.3-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.3-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.7.3-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
fb7245579aa4015f005d0044aeb7fd52  pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
ba4084ade603a89b4e90e46bcd0c2b23  pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
5f8e30a3bb04c445040b2b089fc6c04c  pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
10bf842cd6588250ee109c336ab89990  pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
b395ee451748d348a0eec5b92d939581  pidgin-2.7.3-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
16b7bdbe33fa6939b550913c1014680c  pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
e84ee7496de30290c1c379b17ce25e32  pidgin-2.7.3-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
e55e0f4e6a656e50dfa01da2da847cd7  xap/pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
e33c22e97f622500be3b84cde060b503  xap/pidgin-2.7.3-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.3-i486-1_slack13.1.txz


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