Pidgin Security Update for Slackware
Posted on: 12/28/2010 08:20 AM

A pidgin security update has been released for Slackware Linux

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed denial-of-service flaw in the MSN protocol.
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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

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additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

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 -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.1 package:
561a8d3b63368c0a79fe24a5adcce641 pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
ea7650ef52b4d16c218b8806f8e6746d pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
d18bf40e6ce8160a1e5fb6c8d5e81593 pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
8d341c93d730191501c6a865093e7bc3 pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
e3430e7b7c38859c3aaaf9bf9b488696 pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
6d1cb6934038a6d6674453bd3635b5b7 pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
bb57ae5439c8bfb65a9839d17eaa8e01 pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
237a8bb612f8f525486a2c0f654dda86 pidgin-2.7.9-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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