It is a new release, fixed some security issues as below.
Fixed in Thunderbird 188.8.131.52
MFSA 2008-67 Escaped null characters ignored by CSS parser
MFSA 2008-66 Errors parsing URLs with leading whitespace and control characters
MFSA 2008-65 Cross-domain data theft via script redirect error message
MFSA 2008-64 XMLHttpRequest 302 response disclosure
MFSA 2008-61 Information stealing via loadBindingDocument
MFSA 2008-60 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:184.108.40.206/220.127.116.11)
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