Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 Released

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Released on 19 Jul 07, and this changelog was last updated on 20 Jul 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 over 2.0.0.4. 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.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.

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 2.0.0.5: (25)

Security issues: (2)

  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-18 – Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (Critical)
  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-23 – Remote code execution by launching Firefox from Internet Explorer (Critical)

Address book: (1)

  • Fixed: 381276 – Allow “moves” as copies for cards to mailing lists

Build configuration: (1)

  • Fixed: 320646 – cross compiling (targeting) mingw32 on linux

Functionality: (9)

  • Fixed: 166254 – Received date field
  • Fixed: 206679 – junk Mail filtered from an IMAP to Local or pop folder does not get analyzed when that folder is opened
  • Fixed: 268034 – Mail imported from Mozilla 1.x dumps messages in wrong mailboxes, when multiple accounts on same mail server
  • Fixed: 323373 – fails to import all SMTP servers from mozilla suite/netscape 7.2
  • Fixed: 333277 – null description in helper version info leaves Download Actions blank
  • Fixed: 363008 – “Rebuild index” results in doubled message count
  • Fixed: 383846 – Tags could be lost when Sent folder index is rebuild
  • Fixed: 384735 – Copy to folder by message filter locks dest folder
  • Fixed: 386514 – problems if I interrupt loading of imap message with large image

Networking: (2)

  • Fixed: 240049 – Duplicate Messages Received with Pop3-Accounts and option “Leave Mail on server”
  • Fixed: 352998 – Failure to keep consistency of popstate.dat when connection lost

Printing: (1)

  • Fixed: 310264 – unable to print forwarded mail (message/rfc822)

UI improvements: (2)

  • Fixed: 348395 – twisty in header pane (next to email addresses) when there shouldn’t be?
  • Fixed: 380661 – switching sort between multiple custom columns doesn’t work

XULRunner: (3)

  • Fixed: 323455 – chrome override URIs not resolved
  • Fixed: 373972 – If opening file for writing error occurs during installation, text in displayed dialog is not interpreted correctly. Text contains line breaks (‘\r\n’). These are ignored and displayed as plain text.
  • Fixed: 380398 – appversion manifest flag is broken in certain situations

Miscellaneous fixes: (2)

  • Fixed: 373404 – improve palmsync error checking and logging, and feedback to the hotsync manager
  • Fixed: 385385 – in-product links to AMO should be https:// (and not http://)

Mac-specific: (1)

  • Fixed: 270706 – Unable to manage identities when signature file is not on given path

OS/2-specific: (1)

  • Fixed: 379242 – Tools –> Options window opens with vertical size dependent on previous display

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