Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 Released

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Released on 19 Dec 07, and this changelog was last updated on 04 Jan 08.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 over 1.5.0.13. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release. Do check out the known issues as well.

IMPORTANT: The Gecko 1.8.0.x branch (Thunderbird 1.5.0.x series) has been deprecated. It is highly advisable to switch to the 2.0.0.x series to ensure that future security vulnerabilities will be fixed.

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 1.5.0.14: (6)

Security-related: (4)

  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-40 – Upgraded Thunderbird 1.5.0.13 missing fix for MFSA 2007-23 (Critical)
  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-29 – Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.1.8) (Moderate)
  • Fixed: 388579 – Broken link opening from thunderbird causing ghost tab
  • Fixed: 393823 – -osint logic not written out to the windows registry when using software update on the 1.8.0 branch

Crash: (1)

  • Fixed: 382480 – TB Crash [@ nsBidiPresUtils::ProcessText]

Printing: (1)

  • Fixed: 275312 – Print engine allows JavaScript execution

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