Slackware: 2010-361-01: 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 a denial of service security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2010-361-01)

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
and -current to fix a denial of service security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixed denial-of-service flaw in the MSN protocol.
  (* 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-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.9-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-2.7.9-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.9-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-2.7.9-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.1 package:
561a8d3b63368c0a79fe24a5adcce641  pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
ea7650ef52b4d16c218b8806f8e6746d  pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
d18bf40e6ce8160a1e5fb6c8d5e81593  pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
8d341c93d730191501c6a865093e7bc3  pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
e3430e7b7c38859c3aaaf9bf9b488696  pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
6d1cb6934038a6d6674453bd3635b5b7  pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
bb57ae5439c8bfb65a9839d17eaa8e01  pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
237a8bb612f8f525486a2c0f654dda86  pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz


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