ID SSA-2013-044-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2013-02-13T22:49:06


New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded. This update fixes several security issues: Remote MXit user could specify local file path. MXit buffer overflow reading data from network. Sametime crash with long user IDs. Crash when receiving a UPnP response with abnormally long values. For more information, see: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating 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 12.2:

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 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.2 package: 496346e93eb236778aef08adc2b691f1 pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package: 7e9712e7436ce093b9b56afd9bb09251 pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package: d5ca996e8d37010baf28e07cc0a4c020 pidgin-2.10.7-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package: ff9a09a00b6c3b27fb114054233cbdb1 pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package: e17ed76aa1ffa9a728817a40c08e02d7 pidgin-2.10.7-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package: 5a7b7c6113a88fa93cad08f3d6ee492c pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package: 0d032a053370999ca6b37317358d7ddd pidgin-2.10.7-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware 14.0 package: b009f3663ab4d3f4044d44ad4d8d5856 pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package: bb6c7b530e9bf2c53c6a8e1d58b4c84e pidgin-2.10.7-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware -current package: 664f563e4e0cbb01d970d0eea7684003 xap/pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package: 0087d3cf5f42a06bb0b0c6d11d8cd7de xap/pidgin-2.10.7-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg pidgin-2.10.7-i486-1_slack14.0.txz