After a much too long Mexican siesta, Thunderbird’s Development Team finally came out with a new security and stability patch identified as 184.108.40.206. It was such a long time, I thought Mozilla had forgotten that Thunderbird existed.
In order to avoid unnecessary risks it is encouraged that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Thunderbird 2.0.0.x, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu.
The following security issues have been fixed:
- MFSA 2008-34 Remote code execution by overflowing CSS reference counter.
- MFSA 2008-33 Crash and remote code execution in block reflow.
- MFSA 2008-31 Peer-trusted certs can use alt names to spoof.
- MFSA 2008-29 Faulty .properties file results in uninitialized memory being used.
- MFSA 2008-26 Buffer length checks in MIME processing.
- MFSA 2008-25 Arbitrary code execution in mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript().
- MFSA 2008-24 Chrome script loading from fastload file.
- MFSA 2008-21 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:220.127.116.11).
If you’re still using Thunderbird 1.5.0.x, this version is no longer supported and contains known security vulnerabilities. Please upgrade to Thunderbird 2 by downloading Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 from www.getthunderbird.com.
For the uninitiated let me say that Thunderbird is a great e-mail client from the same people who brought you the classical Firefox Web browser.
Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts. Other useful features are:
- Full-Featured Email
- Junk Mail Filters
- Anti-Phishing Protection
- Advanced Security
- Automatic Updates
If this is what you have been dreaming for, please go ahead and download Thunderbird by clicking here. Au revoir!