pidgin: 2.10.7 update to fix security issues and bugs (important)

ID OPENSUSE-SU-2013:0511-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2013-03-21T08:04:39


Pidgin was updated to 2.10.7 to fix various security issues and the bug that IRC did not work at all in 12.3.

Changes: - Add pidgin-irc-sasl.patch: link irc module to SASL. Allows the IRC module to be loaded (bnc#806975).

  • Update to version 2.10.7 (bnc#804742):
  • Alien hatchery:
  • No changes
  • General:
  • The configure script will now exit with status 1 when specifying invalid protocol plugins using the --with-static-prpls and --with-dynamic-prpls arguments. (
  • libpurple:
  • Fix a crash when receiving UPnP responses with abnormally long values. (CVE-2013-0274)
  • Don't link directly to libgcrypt when building with GnuTLS support. (
  • Fix UPnP mappings on routers that return empty <URLBase/> elements in their response. (
  • Tcl plugin uses saner, race-free plugin loading.
  • Fix the Tcl signals-test plugin for savedstatus-changed. (
  • Pidgin:
  • Make Pidgin more friendly to non-X11 GTK+, such as MacPorts' +no_x11 variant.
  • Gadu-Gadu:
  • Fix a crash at startup with large contact list. Avatar support for buddies will be disabled until 3.0.0. (,
  • IRC:
  • Support for SASL authentication. (
  • Print topic setter information at channel join. (
  • MSN:
  • Fix SSL certificate issue when signing into MSN for some users.
  • Fix a crash when removing a user before its icon is loaded. (
  • MXit:
  • Fix a bug where a remote MXit user could possibly specify a local file path to be written to. (CVE-2013-0271)
  • Fix a bug where the MXit server or a man-in-the-middle could potentially send specially crafted data that could overflow a buffer and lead to a crash or remote code execution. (CVE-2013-0272)
  • Display farewell messages in a different colour to distinguish them from normal messages.
  • Add support for typing notification.
  • Add support for the Relationship Status profile attribute.
  • Remove all reference to Hidden Number.
  • Ignore new invites to join a GroupChat if you're already joined, or still have a pending invite.
  • The buddy's name was not centered vertically in the buddy-list if they did not have a status-message or mood set.
  • Fix decoding of font-size changes in the markup of received messages.
  • Increase the maximum file size that can be transferred to 1 MB.
  • When setting an avatar image, no longer downscale it to 96x96.
  • Sametime:
  • Fix a crash in Sametime when a malicious server sends us an abnormally long user ID. (CVE-2013-0273)
  • Yahoo!:
  • Fix a double-free in profile/picture loading code. (
  • Fix retrieving server-side buddy aliases. (
  • Plugins:
  • The Voice/Video Settings plugin supports using the sndio GStreamer backends. (
  • Fix a crash in the Contact Availability Detection plugin. (
  • Make the Message Notification plugin more friendly to non-X11 GTK+, such as MacPorts' +no_x11 variant.
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
  • Compile with secure flags (
  • Installer downloads GTK+ Runtime and Debug Symbols more securely. (
  • Updates to a number of dependencies, some of which have security related fixes. (,, . ATK 1.32.0-2 . Cyrus SASL 2.1.25 . expat 2.1.0-1 . freetype 2.4.10-1 . gettext . Glib 2.28.8-1 . libpng 1.4.12-1 . libxml2 2.9.0-1 . NSS 3.13.6 and NSPR 4.9.2 . Pango 1.29.4-1 . SILC 1.1.10 . zlib 1.2.5-2
  • Patch libmeanwhile (sametime library) to fix crash. (