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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2009-231-02)
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:56:17 -0700 (PDT)
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[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:
+--------------------------+
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 *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

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/pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.5.9-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

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:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.5.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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