Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 Released

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Released on 27 Jul 06, and this changelog was last updated on 28 Jul 06.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 over 1.5.0.4. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release. Do check out the known issues as well.

The Gecko 1.8.0.x branch (Thunderbird 1.5.0.x series) will only bring stability and security bug fixes. As such, no new features will be added.

Impact key for security issues listed on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories webpage:

  • Critical: Vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.
  • High: Vulnerability can be used to gather sensitive data from sites in other windows or inject data or code into those sites, requiring no more than normal browsing actions.
  • Moderate: Vulnerabilities that would otherwise be High or Critical except they only work in uncommon non-default configurations or require the user to perform complicated and/or unlikely steps.
  • Low: Minor security vulnerabilities such as Denial of Service attacks, minor data leaks, or spoofs. (Undetectable spoofs of SSL indicia would have “High” impact because those are generally used to steal sensitive data intended for other sites.)

Changes in 1.5.0.5: (26)

Security issues: (11)

Crash: (1)

  • Fixed: 340882 – [XPToolkit] Invalid pointer in RemoveWindowListeners

Address book: (1)

  • Fixed: 334947 – freeze if drop vCard with base64 encoded photo

Attachment-related: (1)

  • Fixed: 338859 – even if the attachment file name has 0x2f, it’s not escaped

Build configuration: (3)

  • Fixed: 324483 – Ah Crap! takes too long
  • Fixed: 339875 – ship ga-IE for 1.5.0.5
  • Fixed: 343157 – unit test dirs are included in final packages

Functionality: (3)

  • Fixed: 314009 – Draft messages not deleted when Send Later used
  • Fixed: 337052 – Reactivate WarpCenter biff functionality in nsMessengerOS2Integration
  • Fixed: 342167 – In <EditorOverride.css>, 2 “Warning: Expected pseudo-element but found ‘-moz-XYZ’. Ruleset ignored due to bad selector.”

UI improvements: (1)

  • Fixed: 342784 – File > Quit hangs tb if expunge inbox on exit is set

XPToolkit: (1)

  • Fixed: 339213 – Software update fails because XULRunner doesn’t ship updater.ini

Mac-specific: (3)

  • Fixed: 322578 – Support ppc<->x86 cross builds for Mac OS X
  • Fixed: 327037 – Newsgroup names over-abbreviated on UB Mac
  • Fixed: 340071 – pasting html from ff 1.5.0.4 into compose window in tb 1.5.0.4 doesn’t paste anything

Sun-specific: (1)

  • Fixed: 322450 – TARGET_XPCOM_ABI not set in solaris builds

Windows builds Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)