Slackware: thunderbird
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New Thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 11.0 and 12.0 to fix two possible security issues. This package may also be used on many older versions of Slackware (though we're not certain how far back...) More details about the issues may be found here: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#thunderbird
[slackware-security]  thunderbird (SSA:2007-215-01)

New Thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 11.0 and 12.0
to fix two possible security issues.  This package may also be used
on many older versions of Slackware (though we're not certain how far
back...)

More details about the issues may be found here:
  http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#thunderbird


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz:
  Upgraded to thunderbird-2.0.0.6.
    This upgrade fixes some more security bugs.
  For more information, see:
    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#thunderbird
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 11.0 package:
7b5396dcb1aa23b2fd867177cf905853  mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
7b5396dcb1aa23b2fd867177cf905853  mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


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