Pidgin 2.12 Instant Messenger Client Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 13 March 2017 at 07:19 AM EDT. 38 Comments
The Pidgin instant messenger client has seen its first release in nine months.

Pidgin 2.12 has done away with a number of protocols that are no longer supported upstream, including Facebook XMPP, MSN, MySpace, Mxit, and Yahoo. Pidgin 2.12 has also restored support for AIM.

Pidgin 2.12 also has a CVE fix about out-of-bounds memory reads, fixing use of uninitialized memory, TLS certificate verification now using SHA256 checksums, and a range of other bug-fixes. There isn't much on the feature front this time around.

Details on Pidgin 2.12 can be found via the project's website at
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