Thunderbird Released

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Released on 19 Dec 06, and this changelog was last updated on 18 Jan 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird over 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 (14)

Security issues: (7)

Build configuration: (2)

  • Fixed: 338128 – system-headers misses a few files
  • Fixed: 358934 – additional cairo headers need to be in config/system-headersl

Functionality: (2)

  • Fixed: 360409 – mails with messed up references seem to disappear
  • Fixed: 361730 – Seamonkey _deletes_ mail file if the mail file’s size is greater than 2GiB and the .msf file has zero length

Spelling checker: (1)

  • Fixed: 349319 – If you have both the en-GB and the en-GB-oed dictionaries installed you can’t distinguish them when trying to select the correct dictionary

Miscellaneous fix: (1)

  • Fixed: 358953 – visibility patches for 1.8 branch

Mac-specific: (1)

  • Fixed: 359687 – [XULRunner] XULRunner pkg packages should correctly follow filename specs

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Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)