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: http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=23 ( Security fix )
Where to find the new package:
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-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
Slackware 12.0 package: debf41bd7a6ae0401dd4f8af2b80e791 pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg pidgin-2.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz