October 18, 2009

Slackware Security Announcement 2009-290-02: pidgin

[slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2009-290-02)

 

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0,

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-2009-3615

 

 

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:

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patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1_slack13.0.txz:

This update fixes an issue where a remote user can cause libpurple-based

clients to crash.

For more information, see:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3615

(* 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 13.0:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pi...

 

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/...

 

Updated package for Slackware -current:

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

 

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

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

 

 

MD5 signatures:

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Slackware 12.0 package:

2ebd4a84902d4818abf41ab8bbab51a2 pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

 

Slackware 12.1 package:

defa9ff74babdc19b387bfbb3484390b pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

 

Slackware 12.2 package:

a607298ba37e4c36209cc0f0c0746503 pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

 

Slackware 13.0 package:

7680b89972f3746f95f3e89721bc5456 pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

 

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:

5b601d403720ca39836e27b13a3eb4aa pidgin-2.6.3-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

 

Slackware -current package:

fe3e8eb2bb9cf6628f89a339e24b1f61 pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1.txz

 

Slackware x86_64 -current package:

9ff24734eafd69437d240154c5e5d8fb pidgin-2.6.3-x86_64-1.txz

 

 

Installation instructions:

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Upgrade the package as root:

# upgradepkg pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

 

 

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