Thunderbird 3.1.5 Released

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Released on 19 Oct 10, and this changelog was last updated on 20 Oct 10.

Thunderbird 3.1.5 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 3.1.5 over Thunderbird 3.1.4. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release, but excludes platform-wide fixes. Do check out the known issues as well.

Impact key for security issues (fixed in this version) that are 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.)

Other changes in Thunderbird 3.1.5: (19)

Thunderbird-specific: (14)

  • Fixed: 515971 – [faceted search] Faceted search should be made RTL-friendly
  • Fixed: 531437 – inserted image not shown during composition if new mail started through external mailto: call
  • Fixed: 563615 – hideEmailAddressPopup is not defined in the standalone message window
  • Fixed: 568153 – Re-test Configuration doesn’t work: account.incoming.hostname.toUpperCase is not a function
  • Fixed: 573568 – Lightning does not play well with Personas (text-shadow and background issues)
  • Fixed: 582826 – thunderbird parallel build error
  • Fixed: 593723 – cannot open more than 9 messages at a time in Thunderbird 3.1.2
  • Fixed: 594759 – test-signature-updating.js fails permanently following bug 592592 changes to non-breaking spaces
  • Fixed: 596196 – Include a default blocklist.xml in Thunderbird for releases
  • Fixed: 596964 – nsINIProcessor.js is being incorrectly removed on TB 3.1 upgrades
  • Fixed: 597982 – Blocklist url updates for Thunderbird – Change blocklist more information url to https and support specifying application range for plugins in blocklist.xml
  • Fixed: 597985 – Port bug 454300 to Thunderbird – Remove locale-specific subdomains from client-generated URLs
  • Fixed: 597997 – Update xpinstall whitelist preferences
  • Fixed: 599119 – Investigate unnecessary plugin directory scans while loading messages, causes pauses/slow display during mail navigation or click

MailNews Core: (5)

  • Fixed: 250878 – [import] Importing mail from Outlook 2002 imports HTML emails as plain text.
  • Fixed: 541879 – crash [@ nsMsgDBFolder::CallFilterPlugins(nsIMsgWindow*, int*)]
  • Fixed: 542234 – Thunderbird 3 – memory increases about 12MB on each check for new mail / get new messages. all add-ons are disabled [pop]
  • Fixed: 548480 – [10.6] crash [@ CFHash] SMTP password prompt with IME enabled
  • Fixed: 573071 – Segmentation fault right after startup [@ nsMsgComposeService::ReplyWithTemplate(nsIMsgDBHdr*, char const*, nsIMsgWindow*, nsIMsgIncomingServer*)]

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