pidgin (SSA:2010-138-01)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2010-138-01)
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 16:13:01 -0700 (PDT)

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[slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2010-138-01)

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz: Upgraded.
Upgraded to pidgin-2.7.0 and pidgin-encryption-3.1.
The msn_emoticon_msg function in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in
libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.0 allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service (application crash) via a custom emoticon in a
malformed SLP message.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional 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 12.0:

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 -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
b988b50b9eacdb945e23f87d727cd9ea pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
18d32120919d0042d370813ab90a7d1d pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
d3686755cf78d1f1b1c0e61663325c5f pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
80002e97f1979c926b2a5c72ef7e4847 pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
03ac23f92b3884911718a9e4fce8d3b3 pidgin-2.7.0-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
2573c594996ef632e013a0ffcb95fe75 pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
b65ac72c257d0fa7b82728030a79bb36 pidgin-2.7.0-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.0-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


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