Security fixes for Thunderbird and Firefox
The Mozilla Foundation has just recently updated its roadmap for version 2.0 of the e-mail client Thunderbird, put back the release to next year and promised in the meantime to release bug fixes for the 1.5x series – and along comes version 188.8.131.52, which plugs three security vulnerabilities and fixes a number of bugs. Details of the security and bug fixes can be found in a posting on the Mozilla developers' blog; the Mozilla Foundation publishes a list of security fixes on its "Known Vulnerabilities" page.
The Mozilla Foundation has also released a new version of the Firefox web browser with some bug fixes. Just as with the email client, Firefox 184.108.40.206 fixes primarily three security vulnerabilities, corresponding to the three vulnerabilities closed in Thunderbird 220.127.116.11. According to the developers, the 1.5x versions of Firefox will continue to be supported with security patches and bug fixes until 24th April 2007, however, they recommend all users to upgrade to the recently released Firefox 2.0.
Firefox and Thunderbird versions 18.104.22.168 are available for download from the mozilla.com website. Users of version 1.5x of both Mozilla applications will also have the opportunity to receive the new versions via the integrated update system.
Users of Firefox 22.214.171.124 using the update system will be delivered version 126.96.36.199 and not yet the new version 2.0 of the browser. After the installation of Firefox 188.8.131.52 they can then decide using the auto update whether or not to change over to Firefox 2.0.