pidgin (SSA:2007-275-01)
Posted on: 10/03/2007 11:30 AM

A new pidgin package is available for Slackware 12.0 to fix a minor fix security issue.

More details about this issue may be found here:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:

Upgraded to pidgin-2.2.1.
This fixes a crash that can be triggered remotely on MSN in 2.2.0.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new package:

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Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

MD5 signature:

Slackware 12.0 package:
debf41bd7a6ae0401dd4f8af2b80e791 pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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