Pidgin Security Update for Slackware
Posted on: 06/28/2011 07:35 AM

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:
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:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

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:

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


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