Thunderbird 3.1.7 Released

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Released on 09 Dec 2010, and this changelog was last updated on 26 Dec 2010.

Thunderbird 3.1.7 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 3.1.7 over Thunderbird 3.1.6. 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 3.1.7: (18)

Thunderbird-specific: (9)

  • Fixed: 506202 – Hook up mozmill tests to make package-tests and support running packaged test style
  • Fixed: 564126 – Add the test filename to the TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL line in mozmill tests
  • Fixed: 565268 – Need to clean up MozMill vnc connections on Linux if mozmill dies
  • Fixed: 577043 – ensure Gloda is in the namespaces of the windows that use Activity Manager – “Gloda is not defined” error console message from Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 585168 – Spotlight search fails when metadata importer plug-in (Thunderbird.mdimporter) is absent
  • Fixed: 595644 – Thunderbird starts with empty folder pane when folder discovery broken by “duplicate” names // 0x80550013 == NS_MSG_FOLDER_EXISTS
  • Fixed: 601206 – Some email addresses are truncated in headers
  • Fixed: 601900 – copy messages to imap folder stops without any message – copy to no reaction
  • Fixed: 615526 – thunderbird-bin should explicitly link libpixman

Common (excluding Website bugs): (9)

  • Fixed: 531033 – Imap (GMail) INBOX: corrupted (mixed-up) messages due to synch. while reading (offlin-use=on)
  • Fixed: 591388 – Teach client.py how to apply local patches
  • Fixed: 592633 – subscription manager don’t show some subfolders
  • Fixed: 593007 – Stack overflow on corrupted newsgroup Crash [@ arena_malloc_small ] looping through nsMsgQuickSearchDBView::ListIdsInThreadOrder
  • Fixed: 594355 – Default alert sound not playing on Mac when new email arrives
  • Fixed: 596820 – crash [@ nsMsgAccountManager::RemoveIncomingServer(nsIMsgIncomingServer*, int)]
  • Fixed: 598104 – Local Sent folder allowed to grow past 4GB
  • Fixed: 607981 – Unified Inbox doesn’t work anymore ‚àí no way to set it back up
  • Fixed: 608449 – compact of local folders > 4GB fails

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