Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 Released

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Released on 14 Jun 07, and this changelog was last updated on 15 Jun 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 over 2.0.0.0. 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.x branch (Thunderbird 2.0.x series) will not include any groundbreaking features that Gecko 1.9 brings, since it is based on Gecko 1.8. Additionally, in order to synchronize the version numbering with Firefox, the 2.0.0.1 – 2.0.0.3 numberings were dropped in favour of 2.0.0.4.

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 2.0.0.4: (23)

Security issues: (3)

  • 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

Crash: (1)

  • Fixed: 377125 – crash in PrepareAndDispatch when calling nsIMsgQuote::QuoteMessage from javascript

Build configuration: (4)

  • Fixed: 376418 – Add ko to the 1.8 branch for future thunderbird 2 point releases.
  • Fixed: 378533 – Remove xmlextras.xpt
  • Fixed: 378762 – Add echo-variable-% for client.mk vars
  • Fixed: 378958 – Move NSPR pull-tag for 1.8.1.4 and 1.8.0.12

Filter-related: (1)

  • Fixed: 355537 – If Action includes adding a TAG, the filter does not work on incoming mail – must be run manually

Functionality: (3)

  • Fixed: 183722 – missing hotsync log entry on both PC and Palm to indicate Mozilla Address Book Sync
  • Fixed: 378147 – Installing thunderbird 2.0 breaks HTML message BODY filtering
  • Fixed: 378942 – Restore ability to pass in a url at the command line and have it load in the start page

Installer: (1)

  • Fixed: 376675 – Don’t package regxpcom.exe

UI improvements: (6)

  • Fixed: 367533 – Dictionary Options tab has issues when there is no dictionary
  • Fixed: 368041 – Marking thread as Read on IMAP doesn’t mark all messages read
  • Fixed: 368112 – Messages lost when multiple messages moved between local mail folders
  • Fixed: 377178 – “Go > Mail Start Page” just hide mail headers
  • Fixed: 377778 – Reply All doesn’t fill in the cc fields anymore
  • Fixed: 377900 – RFC 4314 IMAP ACL delete rights are not honored

XULRunner: (2)

  • Fixed: 329394 – XUL textbox in XHTML page: focusing gives document.commandDispatcher has no properties
  • Fixed: 379722 – Starting Firefox or Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 prints “Handling command line!”

Mac-specific: (2)

  • Fixed: 341307 – Thunderbird EULA refers to the “Thunderbird Browser”
  • Fixed: 365755 – when only a compose window is open, I can’t get back to the 3 pane

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