The patches repair vulnerabilities in Thunderbird that were disclosed several weeks ago.
The latest version of Thunderbird, version 188.8.131.52, fixes bugs in the Firefox engine, used by the open-source e-mail client to render HTML content. The Mozilla Foundation corrected identical problems in its Mozilla web browser in March.
Mozilla Messaging rated the bugs in this round of patches as "moderate," stage two in its four-stage vulnerability-rating system. When fixed in Firefox, these vulnerabilities were originally labeled "critical."
Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 is available for Windows, the Mac OS X and Linux here [http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/all.html]. Users already running Thunderbird can rely on the program's built-in updater or wait for the automatic update notification, which usually appears 48 hours after the Mozilla organization adds a new version of one of its products to its servers.
Mozilla Messaging is now focusing on the next major version of its client, Thunderbird 3.0. The company has not released its first alpha version nor has it announced a schedule for the e-mail client's next upgrade.
See original article on scmagazineus.com
Mozilla Messaging fixes five bugs in Thunderbird email client
By Jim Carr on May 6, 2008 8:57AM
The Mozilla Foundation's Mozilla Messaging subsidiary has released patches for five flaws in its Thunderbird e-mail client.
Got a news tip for our journalists? Share it with us anonymously here.