pidgin (SSA:2010-069-01)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2010-069-01)
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:17:44 -0800 (PST)

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[slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2010-069-01)

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

More details about the issues may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1_slack13.0.txz: Upgraded.
This fixes a few denial-of-service flaws as well as other bugs.
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:
ab0bdf3a3de12e14973e603f812cb0de pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
f84d789da03ce5e6481c9e04481913a6 pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
788ed01f917aa0bfca365e9f77a3490e pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
c8456f8e3c9fb456afcb49871c557e9f pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
80baaeb8cb042fab6c9764b491c3ebd1 pidgin-2.6.6-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
5ddf6032d36ba29d5ae14ecaedbab88f pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
451919ccd63ef9aa4245dbe1afb27587 pidgin-2.6.6-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.6.6-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


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