Slackware: 2011-178-01: pidgin: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2011-178-01)

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37,
and -current to fix a security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack13.37.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixed a remote denial of service.  A remote attacker could set a specially
  crafted GIF file as their buddy icon causing vulerable versions of pidgin
  to crash due to excessive memory use.
  For more information, see:
    http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=52
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2485
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating 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 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.9.0-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-2.9.0-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.9.0-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-2.9.0-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.37/patches/packages/pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/patches/packages/pidgin-2.9.0-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.9.0-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.2 package:
fc1a92d8fcce2b11d3eea747255aadd5  pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
4523a538f5c1f6dbc267a05c3f0c3d39  pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
b10d74b33d814f41bb3e7e3a65013d83  pidgin-2.9.0-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
815fe39274fea0b7618dee8465be5b09  pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
e7d6da493c76f3898c25590d4ec09490  pidgin-2.9.0-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
276ab5a94fad246d9120c33a396fb484  pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
6625960c550a8ee6373abb5338c25818  pidgin-2.9.0-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
517f9f04054fd5ce1df1e63b5b12811f  xap/pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
98d49d72f76fae74eee558a8173ef98a  xap/pidgin-2.9.0-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.9.0-i486-1_slack13.37.txz


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