pidgin (SSA:2011-070-02)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2011-070-02)
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:02:45 -0800 (PST)

Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2011-070-02)

New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed denials of service caused by NULL pointer dereferences due to
improper handling of malformed YMSG packets.
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 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 12.0 package:
9dc4163e9478864075132c118ff8d472 pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
2452d9ce458f389cea87bb95be881219 pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
9756d4b8041a45c53180204e3c96895b pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
25e6a0547480a811b161c41d8c4ae37a pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
e93bd1b084bcf1e40c91dd6f76572280 pidgin-2.7.11-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
afc35233610a5006c5bb68a98f69ee37 pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
b739ca36936a9c4d8340302cccc6af7e pidgin-2.7.11-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
4f6b03e6e2ab6211a8877e6a9263fc37 pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
4ae470c38ce62b9a580cbc144a04a5de pidgin-2.7.11-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.7.11-i486-1_slack13.1.txz


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