Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 Released

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Released on 30 May 07, and this changelog was last updated on 04 Jun 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 over 1.5.0.10. 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. To synchronize the version numbering with Firefox, the 1.5.0.11 numbering was dropped in favour of 1.5.0.12.

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 1.5.0.12: (9)

Security issues: (4)

  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-12 – Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.0.12/1.8.1.4) (Moderate)
  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-15 – Security Vulnerability in APOP Authentication (Moderate)
  • Fixed: 332771 – delayed S/Mime verification broken when message opened in separate window
  • Fixed: 369341 – gatherTextUnder is a bad treewalker, making the phishing filter easy to evade

Build configuration: (2)

  • Fixed: 377906 – Bump Thunderbird version to 15012pre
  • Fixed: 378958 – Move NSPR pull-tag for 1.8.1.4 and 1.8.0.12

UI improvements: (1)

  • Fixed: 374039 – Some dates not displayed when LC_TIME=hi_IN.UTF-8

XULRunner: (1)

  • Fixed: 329394 – XUL textbox in XHTML page: focusing gives document.commandDispatcher has no properties

Mac-specific: (1)

  • Fixed: 370243 – XULRunner dmg no longer contains installer

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