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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2010-024-03)
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:20:22 -0800 (PST)
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[slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2010-024-03)

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-2010-0013


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack13.0.txz :  Upgraded.
  This fixes a directory traversal vulnerability in Pidgin's MSN protocol
  handling that may allow attackers to download arbitrary files.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0013
  (* 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-2.6.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/pidgin-2.6.5-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/xap/pidgin-2.6.5-x86_64-1.txz


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

Slackware 12.0 package:
1d779642ef1728ee115d0159803ffce7  pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
24e6a95472e15299f16ad137ca92c568  pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
d5186bf297d9647f08e4ff8b8d3496e5  pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
b73f234503067324f5a16bc1686d0192  pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
6ae919fbbfc06731d4b83a9ff65f88a8  pidgin-2.6.5-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
da2ea9b466c31521cf3857fc6998cb4c  pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
362a93381a225db704749b4249013731  pidgin-2.6.5-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pidgin-2.6.5-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


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

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