[SECURITY] Fedora 11 Update: pidgin-2.5.6-1.fc11

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Fedora Update Notification
2009-05-28 07:01:59

Name        : pidgin
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.5.6
Release     : 1.fc11
URL         : http://pidgin.im/
Summary     : A Gtk+ based multiprotocol instant messaging client
Description :
Pidgin allows you to talk to anyone using a variety of messaging
protocols including AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu,
ICQ, IRC, Novell Groupwise, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, Simple and
Zephyr.  These protocols are implemented using a modular, easy to
use design.  To use a protocol, just add an account using the
account editor.

Pidgin supports many common features of other clients, as well as many
unique features, such as perl scripting, TCL scripting and C plugins.

Pidgin is not affiliated with or endorsed by America Online, Inc.,
Microsoft Corporation, Yahoo! Inc., or ICQ Inc.

Update Information:

This is a bugfix & security fix release of Pidgin.    The full ChangeLog is
available at http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog    Details of the
security fixes included are available at http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/

* Wed May 20 2009 Stu Tomlinson <stu at nosnilmot.com> 2.5.6-1
- 2.5.6
* Mon Apr 20 2009 Warren Togami <wtogami at redhat.com> 2.5.5-3
- F12+ removed krb4

  [ 1 ] Bug #500488 - CVE-2009-1373 pidgin file transfer buffer overflow
  [ 2 ] Bug #500490 - CVE-2009-1374 pidgin DoS when decrypting qq packets
  [ 3 ] Bug #500491 - CVE-2009-1375 pidgin PurpleCircBuffer corruption
  [ 4 ] Bug #500493 - CVE-2009-1376 pidgin incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2927

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pidgin' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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