August 20, 2009

Slackware Security Announcement 2009-08-19 pidgin (SSA:2009-231-02)

[slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2009-231-02)

 

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current

to fix a security issue.

 

More details about this issue may be found in the Common

Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

 

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2694

 

 

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:

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patches/packages/pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz:

This update fixes a bug in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation that can

allow a remote attacker to send a malicious MSN message to a Pidgin user,

which will possibly cause arbitrary code to be executed as that user.

This issue was discovered by Federico Muttis of Core Security Technologies.

For more information, see:

http://www.coresecurity.com/content/libpurple-arbitrary-write

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2694

(* Security fix *)

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Where to find the new packages:

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HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?

Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site

for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

directly from ftp.slackware.com.

 

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab

(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional 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 12.0:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/pi...

 

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pi...

 

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pi...

 

Updated package for Slackware -current:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pi...

 

Updated package for Slackware64 -current:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xa...

 

 

MD5 signatures:

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Slackware 12.0 package:

3ce9ef2fb489919027f5fd48aecfe16e pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

 

Slackware 12.1 package:

ab5b36db9e7f97b845672d030b64b999 pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

 

Slackware 12.2 package:

befadfc8dde193789bcee91f7f33f8ba pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

 

Slackware -current package:

4bc5945ad08e4fa5ebefcd1c5fc9c932 pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1.txz

 

Slackware64 -current package:

0a18668ccb5cd223e56789c871997769 pidgin-2.5.9-x86_64-1.txz

 

 

Installation instructions:

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Upgrade the package as root:

# upgradepkg pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

 

 

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