mozilla-thunderbird (SSA:2008-061-01)
Posted on: 03/02/2008 10:40 AM

New mozilla-thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to thunderbird-
This update fixes the following security related issues:
MFSA 2008-12: Heap buffer overflow in external MIME bodies
MFSA 2008-05: Directory traversal via chrome: URI
MFSA 2008-03: Privilege escalation, XSS, Remote Code Execution
MFSA 2008-01: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:
For more information, see:
These are the related CVE entries:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
0c5bfc8c508e128b13c88311a6889879 mozilla-thunderbird-

Slackware 11.0 package:
0c5bfc8c508e128b13c88311a6889879 mozilla-thunderbird-

Slackware 12.0 package:
0c5bfc8c508e128b13c88311a6889879 mozilla-thunderbird-

Slackware -current package:
0c5bfc8c508e128b13c88311a6889879 mozilla-thunderbird-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-thunderbird-


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