Thunderbird email client (SSA:2005-278-01)
Posted on: 10/06/2005 06:48 AM

New Thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and -current to fix a security issue:

MFSA 2005-59 Command-line handling on Linux allows shell execution

More details about this issue may be found on the Mozilla web site:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to thunderbird-1.0.7.
This fixes a security issue where URLs passed on the command line to the
thunderbird shell script were not correctly protected against
interpretation by the shell. As a result, a malicious URL could contain
embedded shell commands which would then be executed as the user running
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new package:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
2957fa535b1333abd2dc5204d1a4cd5d mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
2957fa535b1333abd2dc5204d1a4cd5d mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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