Slackware: 2012-195-02: 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 security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2012-195-02)

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


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1_slack13.37.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixes a security issue for users of MXit:  Incorrect handing of inline
  images in incoming instant messages can cause a buffer overflow and in
  some cases can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3374
  (* 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-2.10.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.10.6-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-2.10.6-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.10.6-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-2.10.6-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.37/patches/packages/pidgin-2.10.6-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-2.10.6-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.10.6-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.2 package:
995b3debf7bddb5fe74e6190d334ed46  pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
9c142e63563a362ee29485b59f03c0e0  pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
bdc195e52c60a47f8277cd3247f9de76  pidgin-2.10.6-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
d001dbb823b5aa4b47b784529ddba7ee  pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
ab4ef5ec851ebede8e355db3f4457f8d  pidgin-2.10.6-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
a9faf063cd155473628182a26aaf856e  pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
e64729809335bbb2d875f7a2a369e03f  pidgin-2.10.6-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
e26f06db9dc0e771a0add32685e9ab5b  xap/pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
fad6b8acf8f8489e48ff1b85b3bd3c0d  xap/pidgin-2.10.6-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1_slack13.37.txz


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