Slackware Security Announcement 2009-08-20 mozilla-thunderbird (SSA:2009-232-01)


[slackware-security] mozilla-thunderbird (SSA:2009-232-01)


New mozilla-thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix a security issue: “MFSA 2009-42 Compromise of SSL-protected communication”

More details about the issue may be found here:


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:



This upgrade fixes a security bug.

For more information, see:

(* Security fix *)


Where to find the new packages:


HINT: Getting slow download speeds from

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 12.1:


Updated package for Slackware 12.2:


Updated package for Slackware -current:


Updated package for Slackware64 -current:



MD5 signatures:



Slackware 10.2 package:

7939b592374267e034d8fcd74014f9b5 mozilla-thunderbird-


Slackware 11.0 package:

7939b592374267e034d8fcd74014f9b5 mozilla-thunderbird-


Slackware 12.0 package:

7939b592374267e034d8fcd74014f9b5 mozilla-thunderbird-


Slackware 12.1 package:

7939b592374267e034d8fcd74014f9b5 mozilla-thunderbird-


Slackware 12.2 package:

7939b592374267e034d8fcd74014f9b5 mozilla-thunderbird-


Slackware -current package:

998759e37b6c85b9b974ac54fbe10576 mozilla-thunderbird-


Slackware64 -current package:

5c6901c699c94c187854489233e993cf mozilla-thunderbird-

Installation instructions:


Upgrade the package as root:

# upgradepkg mozilla-thunderbird-



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