Thunderbird 17.0.8 now available for download

Thunderbird 17.0.8 is now available for download. This release of Thunderbird of replaces the Menu Bar (the toolbar with the File, Edit and View menus) with a new Thunderbird Menu button that provides more options to customize the user interface.


The Thunderbird Menu Button allows users to remove the Menu Bar from the top of the window in order to grant more real estate to read and manage emails. A right click on this same Menu Button gives access to the “customize” command and entitles the user to add, remove and re-arrange many icons on the bar. It really empowers the user to build its own personal interface.

Thunderbird 17.0.8 based on the new Mozilla Gecko 23 engine that’s used in Firefox 23.0 Final.

What is Thunderbird?

Thunderbird makes e-mailing safer, faster, and easier with such features as intelligent spam filters, a built-in RSS reader, and quick search. Thunderbird was designed to prevent viruses and to stop junk mail. Thunderbird 17.0 includes tabbed e-mail, new search tools and indexing, “smart” folders, support for Firefox’s Personas, a simplified setup wizard, and robust junk protections that include phishing and spam filters. Full details are available in the Thunderbird Features webpage.

Download Thunderbird 17.0.8

Thunderbird 17.0.8 is now available for download from Thunderbird Download Center. Download the files appropriate for you:

What’s new in Thunderbird 17.0.8

Thunderbird 17.0.8 has the following fixes:

Security fixes:

  • MFSA 2013-75 Local Java applets may read contents of local file system.
  • MFSA 2013-73 Same-origin bypass with web workers and XMLHttpRequest.
  • MFSA 2013-72 Wrong principal used for validating URI for some Javascript components.
  • MFSA 2013-71 Further Privilege escalation through Mozilla Updater.
  • MFSA 2013-69 CRMF requests allow for code execution and XSS attacks.
  • MFSA 2013-68 Document URI misrepresentation and masquerading.
  • MFSA 2013-66 Buffer overflow in Mozilla Maintenance Service and Mozilla Updater.
  • MFSA 2013-63 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:23.0 / rv:17.0.8).


Thunderbird Release Notes


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