Slackware: 2011-055-01: 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 security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2011-055-01)

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


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixed potential information disclosure issue in libpurple.
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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(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-2.7.10-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.10-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-2.7.10-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.10-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-2.7.10-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.7.10-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
639d14ad11fc7df9a2144d902416dc18  pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
1b32b5eea9b036bfcb6700ee53efd8a3  pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
e14dc4935ba04824a8212fa6cd200d1b  pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
a815411654ae4bade1b2da86fc0a7c2b  pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
90ba3fc3a66a9151b58d3c31263d8b76  pidgin-2.7.10-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
e28e50c9228699ec3c15a4e9e27bf9ee  pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
fd3c6651fc3bfa69c8926989bbad00e4  pidgin-2.7.10-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
403d57466d634d06155374aa5509630c  pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
94fa5a028bf5e909b3044f883d404445  pidgin-2.7.10-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.10-i486-1_slack13.1.txz 


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