SUSE has issued an advisory today (May 16):
The issue is fixed upstream in 2.14.9.
Fixed upstream in 2.14.9See Also:
Equivalent openSUSE advisory:
Fixed in mga8:
Fixed upstream in 2.14.9 =>
Fedora has issued an advisory for this today (May 19):
Upstream has issued an advisory for this on April 28:
Updated with QA repo and rpms:
lib64purple0 2.14.1 6.1.mga8 x86_64
pidgin 2.14.1 6.1.mga8 x86_64
pidgin-i18n 2.14.1 6.1.mga8 noarch
pidgin-plugins 2.14.1 6.1.mga8 x86_64
Tested with IRC chat, ok for me.
mga8-64 Plasma system. Installed pidgin, no issues. Once upon a time I had accounts with AIM and ICQ, but I've long since forgotten the necessary information to use them, if even they still exist. So, I also installed purple-facebook, and then successfully logged in to Facebook Messenger.
Updated using qarepo, then re-ran pidgin, which automatically logged into Facebook Messenger again, showing which of my friends were available to chat.
Looks OK here, too. Validating.
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.