Mozilla Plugs Thunderbird Security Hole
The open-source company is having a nightmarish security week, fixing flaws in Firefox, a Firefox extension, SeaMonkey and now its e-mail client in six-day span.Mozilla is certainly having a nightmarish security week. Late June 4, it released a security-fix Version 188.8.131.52 of its Thunderbird e-mail client, after updating its Firefox browser, a Firefox Google toolbar extension and its SeaMonkey Web application suiteall within the last six days. The new Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 replaces 220.127.116.11. The 18.104.22.168 version number was skipped to keep in sync with Firefox, a Mozilla spokesperson said.
The security fixes are detailed in the Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. The most important fixes include a flaw in APOP authentication (which also affects the Mail & Newsgroups component of SeaMonkey) and a memory corruption bug (which also affects Firefox and SeaMonkey), the spokesperson said.