ID SSA-2007-275-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2007-10-02T20:59:26


A new pidgin package is available for Slackware 12.0 to fix a minor fix security issue.

More details about this issue may be found here:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz: Upgraded to pidgin-2.2.1. This fixes a crash that can be triggered remotely on MSN in 2.2.0. For more information, see: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new package:

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:

MD5 signature:

Slackware 12.0 package: debf41bd7a6ae0401dd4f8af2b80e791 pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz