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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
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9TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
10 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
11
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12PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
13 patch).
14
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15PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
16 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
17 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
18 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
19 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
20 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
21 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
22 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
23 451 error is used.
24
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25PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
26
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27PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
28 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
29 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
30
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31PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
32 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
33 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
34 odd errors.
35
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36PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
37 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
38
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39PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
40 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
41 option (which defaults to 0600).
42
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43PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
44
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45PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
46 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
47 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
48 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
49 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
50 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
51 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
52
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54Exim version 4.61
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56
57PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
58 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
59 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
60 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
61 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
62 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
63 addresses as local.
64
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65PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
66 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
67
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68PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
69
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70PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
71 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
72 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
73 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
74 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
75 grumble.
76
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77PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
78 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
79
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80PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
81 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
82 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
83 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
84 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
85
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86PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
87 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
88 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
89 127.0.0.2 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
90
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91PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
92 be the same on different OS.
93
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94PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
95 testing.
96
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97JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
98 whether --show-vars was specified or not
99
100JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
101 in 4.61-PH/06
102
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103PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
104 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
105 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
106 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
107 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
108 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
109 bounce message.
110
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111PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
112 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
113 when Exim was called.
114
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115PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
116 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
117
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118PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
119 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
120 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
121 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
122
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123PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
124 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
125 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
126 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
127 changes:
128
129 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
130 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
131 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
132
133 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
134 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
135 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
136
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137PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
138 feature).
139
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140PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
141 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
142 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
143 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
144 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
145 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
146 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
147 values from the SRV records were lost.
148
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149PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
150 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
151 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
152
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153PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
154 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
155 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
156
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157PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
158 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
159 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
160 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
161 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
162 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
163 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
164 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
165 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
dd16e114 166 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
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168PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
169 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
170 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
171
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172PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
173 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
174
175PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
176 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
177 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
178 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
179 is given.
180
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181PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
182 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
183 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
184
185PH/24 An host item such as 1.2.3.4/abc was being treated as the IP address
186 1.2.3.4 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
187 PH/23 above applies.
188
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189PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
190 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
191 (for which there is an explicit test).
192
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193PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
194
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195PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
196 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
197 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
198 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
199 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
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201PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
202 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
203 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
204 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
205
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206PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
207 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
208 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
209
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210PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
211
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212PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
213
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214PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
215 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
216 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
217
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218PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
219 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
220 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
221 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
222 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
223
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224PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
225 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
226 the message gets confusing).
227
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228PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
229 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
230 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
231 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
232
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233PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
234 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
235 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
236 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
237 same order.
238
239PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
240 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
241 the different processes.
242
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243PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
244
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245PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
246
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247JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
248 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
249
250JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
251 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
252
253JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
254 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
255 messages matching specified criteria.
256
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257PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
258
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259PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
260 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
261
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262PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
263 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
264 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
265 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
266 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
267 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
268 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
269 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
270 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
271 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
272
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273PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
274 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
275 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
276
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277PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
278
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279PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
280 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
281 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
282 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
283 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
284 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
285 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
286 the variable.
287
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288PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
289 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
290
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291PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
292
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293PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
294
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295PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
296
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297PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
298 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
299 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
300 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
301 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
302 size of the count of files.
303
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304PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
305
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306PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
307 used in LMTP mode:
308
309 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
310 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
311 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
312 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
313
314 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
315 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
316 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
317
318PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
319 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
320 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
321 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
322 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
323
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324PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
325 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
326
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327PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
328 will now be deprecated.
329
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330PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
331
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332JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
333 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
334 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
335
336JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
337 with very large, slow to parse queues
338
339JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
340
341JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
342
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343PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
344 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
345 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
346 SMTP output lines.
347
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348PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
349 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
350 Sieve code now uses this.
351
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352PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
353 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
354
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355PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
356 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
357
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358PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
359
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360PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
361 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
362 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
363 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
364 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
365
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366PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
367 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
368 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
369 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
370
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371PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
372
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373PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
374
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375PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
376 is preferred over IPv4.
377
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378PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
379 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
380 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
381 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
382 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
383 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
384 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
385
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386PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
387 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
388 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
389
390PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
391
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392PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
393 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
394 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
395 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
396 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
397 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
398 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
399 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
400 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
401 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
402 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
403
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404PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
405 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
406 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
407
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411
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412PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
413
414 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
415 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
416
417 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
418 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
419 statements are most likely to be submissions.
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421PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
422
423 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
424 not a single digit.
425
426 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
427 string.
428
429 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
430 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
431 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
432 silly things.
433
434 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
435 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
436
437 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
438 inside the third argument.
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440PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
441 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
442 "/bin:/usr/bin".
443
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444PH/04 SUPPORT_TRANSLATE_IP_ADDRESS and MOVE_FROZEN_MESSAGES did not cause
445 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
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447PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
448 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
449
450 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
451
452 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
453 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
454 this:
455
456 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
457
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458PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
459 command, (for example, EHLO [1.2.3.4]) and the client's IP address was
460 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
461 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
462 identical. For example:
463
464 Received: from [1.2.3.4] (helo=[1.2.3.4])
465
466 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
467 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
468 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
469
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470PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
471 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
472 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
473 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
474
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475PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
476 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
477 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
478 message.
479
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480PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
481
482 o fixes some comments
483 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
484 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
485 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
486 and documents the missing references header update
487
488 and most important:
489
490 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
491 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
492 result)
493
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494PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
495 Electronic Mail") by including:
496
497 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
498
499 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
500 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
501 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
502 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
503 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
504
505 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
506
507 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
508
509 The auto-replied keyword:
510
511 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
512 message by an automatic process,
513
514 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
515
516 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
517 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
518
519 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
520 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
521 other messages.
522
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523PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
524 to the default Received: header definition.
456682f5 525
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526PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
527
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528PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
529 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
530 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
531
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532PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
533 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
534 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
535
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536PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
537 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
538 and treats the condition as false.
539
096fee00
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540PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
541
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542PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
543 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
544 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
545 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
546 not changing the active code.
547
548 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
549 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
550
551 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
552 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
553
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554PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
555 (Bugzilla #53).
556
d27f1df3
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557PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
558 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
559 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
560 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
561 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
562 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
563 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
564 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
565 the text comparison.
566
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567PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
568 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
569 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
570 The same fix has been applied.
571
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573Exim version 4.54
574-----------------
575
576PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
577 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
578 It now does.
579
99a4b039
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580PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
581 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
582
583PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
584
4b233853
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585PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
586 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
587 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
588 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
589 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
590
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591TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
592 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
593 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
594 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
595 or /domain=).
596
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597PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
598 testing suite.
599
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602Exim version 4.53
603-----------------
604
605TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
606 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
607
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608PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
609
395ff96d
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610PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
611
5b68f6e4
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612PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
613 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
614 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
615
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616PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
617 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
618 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
619
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620PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
621 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
622 operating systems.
623
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624PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
625 ${stat: expansion item.
626
3af76a81
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627PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
628 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
629
2548ba04
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630PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
631 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
632 file for comments.
633
b6c6011d
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634PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
635
cf39cf57
PH
636PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
637 setting.
638
f1513293
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639PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
640 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
641
727549a4
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642TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
643
af46795e
PH
644PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
645 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
646 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
647 the end of the subprocess.
648
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649PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
650 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
651 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
652 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
653 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
654
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655JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
656
b582ab87
PH
657TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
658
41a13e0a
PH
659PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
660 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
661
f625cc5a
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662PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
663
664PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
665
21f7af35
PH
666PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
667 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
668 HP-UX compiler.
669
31480e42
PH
670PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
671
2d280592
PH
672PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
673 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
674 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
675
7cd1141b
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676PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
677 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
678
679PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
680 host errors such as "Connection refused".
681
750af86e
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682PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
683 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
684
685 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
686 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
687
688 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
689 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
690 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
691 contributed by a Radius user.
692
693PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
694 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
695
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696TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
697 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
698
750af86e
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699PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
700 available.
701
64ffc24f
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702PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
703 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
704 received.
705
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706PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
707 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
708 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
709 header lines when this was not necessary.
710
5591031b
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711PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
712
ba18e66a
PH
713PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
714 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
715 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
716 exists".
717
9cec981f
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718PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
719 -bV or -d is used.
720
aa2b5c79
PH
721PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
722 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
1509d3a8
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723 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
724 return code was incorrect.
aa2b5c79 725
48a53b7f
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726PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
727
1c59d63b
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728PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
729
671012da
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730TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
731
1509d3a8
PH
732PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
733
734PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
735 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
736 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
737 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
738 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
739 settings.
740
741PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
742
2fe1a124
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743PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
744 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
745 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
746 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
747 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
748 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
749 which is clearly wrong.
750
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751PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
752
ccfdb010
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753PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
754 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
755 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
756 subsequently added.
757
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758PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
759 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
760
ebcb507f
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761PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
762
c35e155c
PH
763PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
764 the "build-* directories that it finds.
765
95d1f782
PH
766PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
767 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
768
fd6de02e
PH
769PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
770 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
771
58de37c5
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772PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
773 recipients, not senders.
774
261cf466
TF
775TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
776 the ratelimit ACL was added.
777
3ee512ff
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778PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
779
e08c430f
PH
780PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
781
bef5a11f
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782PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
783 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
784 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
785 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
786
7546de58
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787TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
788
e5d5a95f
TF
789TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
790 clock is set back in time.
791
2e88a017
TF
792TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
793 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
794
a5f65aa4
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795TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
796 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
797
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798PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
799 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
800 (see PH/47 above).
801
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802TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
803 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
804 header rewrites.
805
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806PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
807 type ("H").
808
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809PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
810
66afa403
TF
811TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
812 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
813 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
814
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815TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
816 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
817 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
818 helo verification defer as a failure.
819
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820PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
821 actual error message.
822
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824Exim version 4.52
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826
827TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
828
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829PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
830 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
831 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
832 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
833
06a9b4b5
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834TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
835
c1ac6996
PH
836PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
837 can still be requested.
838
9c7a242c
PH
839PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
840 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
841 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
842 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
843
87ba3f5f
PH
844TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
845 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
846 circumstances, but probably never did.
847
848PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
849 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
850 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
851 in the header line.
852
29aba418
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853TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
854
fe0dab11
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855TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
856 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
870f6ba8 857
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858TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
859
860TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
861
415c8f3b
PH
862PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
863 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
864 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
865 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
866 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
867 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
11d337a4 868
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869PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
870 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
871 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
872 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
873 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
874 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
875
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876TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
877 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
878
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879PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
880 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
881
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882SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
883 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
884
885SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
886
887SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
888
889SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
890
891SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
892
893SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
894
895SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
896
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897TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
898
899TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
900 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
901 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
902
903TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
904 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
905 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
906 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
907
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908PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
909 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
910 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
911
912PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
913 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
914 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
915 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
916
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917PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
918 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
919 to be made).
920
921PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
922 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
923 should work with maildirs and everything.
924
40727bee
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925TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
926 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
927
554d2369
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928TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
929 <jgh@wizmail.org>
930
1f922db1
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931PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
932 function for BDB 4.3.
933
ef213c3b
PH
934PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
935
8ac170f3
PH
936PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
937 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
938 involved.
939
b1c749bb
PH
940PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
941 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
942 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
c6c2dc1d
PH
943 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
944 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
945 formatting function string_vformat().
b1c749bb 946
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947PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
948 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
949 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
950 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
951 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
952 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
953 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
954 falls back to the previous guessing code."
955
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956TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
957 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
958 details.
959
5bd022fe
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960PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
961 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
962
90e9ce59
PH
963PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
964 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
965 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
966 test. It is now used for both.
967
5ea81592
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968PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
969 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
970 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
971 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
972 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
973 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
974
c6c2dc1d
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975PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
976 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
977 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
978 string_vformat().
979
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980PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
981 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
982 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
ca02eafb 983
9a26b6b2
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984PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
985 experimental DomainKeys support:
986
987 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
988 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
989 the control was given.
990
991 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
992
4aee0225
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993PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
994
32d668a5
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995PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
996
8187c3f3
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997PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
998 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
999 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
1000 db.h files).
1001
ff790e47 1002PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
f1e894f3
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1003 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
1004 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
1005 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
1006 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
1007 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
1008 course.
ff790e47 1009
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1010PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
1011 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
1012 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
1013 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
1014 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
1015 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
1016
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1017PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
1018 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
1019 do -d+all out of habit.
1020
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1021PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
1022 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
1023 x86_64 Fedora Core.
1024
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1025PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
1026 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
1027 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
1028 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
1029 record types that Exim uses.
1030
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1031PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
1032 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
1033 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
1034 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
1035 non-existent file that was broken.
1036
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1037TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
1038 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
1039
1040TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
1041 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
1042 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
1043
1044TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
1045
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1046PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
1047 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
1048 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
1049 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
1050 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
1051 same time.
1052
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1053SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
1054 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
1055 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
1056 at a slight CPU cost.
1057
1058SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
1059 as requested by Marc Sherman.
1060
1061SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
1062 by Marc Sherman.
1063
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1064SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
1065
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1066PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
1067 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
1068
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1070Exim version 4.51
1071-----------------
1072
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1073TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
1074 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
1075
2f079f46 1076TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
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1077
1078TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
1079
1080PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
1081 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
1082
1083PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
1084 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
1085 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
1086 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
1087 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
1088 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
1089 file.
1090
1091PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
1092 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
1093 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
1094 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
1095 these two options.
1096
1097PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
1098 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
1099 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
1100 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
1101 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
1102 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
1103 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
c2c19e9d 1104 address.
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1105
1106PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
1107 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
1108
1109PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
1110 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
1111 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
1112 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
1113 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
1114 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
1115
1116PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
1117 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
1118 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
1119 SMTP commands that take arguments.
1120
1121PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
1122 Finch).
1123
1124PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
1125 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
8d67ada3 1126
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1127PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
1128 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
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1129 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
1130 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
1131 message.
49c2d5ea 1132
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1133PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
1134
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1135PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
1136 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
1137
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1138PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
1139 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
1140 to what was transported.)
1141
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1142TF/01 Added $received_time.
1143
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1144PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
1145 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
1146 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
1147 spamd_address settings.
1148
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1149PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
1150 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
1151 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
1152 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
1153 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
1154
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1155PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
1156
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1157PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
1158 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
1159 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
1160 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
1161 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
1162
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1163PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
1164 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
1165
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1166PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
1167 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
1168 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
1169 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
1170 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
1171 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
1172 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
1173 for failure.
1174
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1175PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
1176 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
1177 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
1178 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
1179 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
1180 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
1181 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
1182 "input=".
1183
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1184PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
1185
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1186PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
1187 driver and ACL definitions.
1188
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1189PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
1190 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
1191
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1192PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
1193 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
1194 understands it better than I do:
1195
1196 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
1197 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
1198
1199 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
1200 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
1201 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
1202 => three warnings about OTP not working
1203 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
1204
1205 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
1206 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
1207 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
1208 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
1209 for each call.)
1210 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
1211 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
1212
1213 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
1214 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
1215 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
1216
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1217PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
1218 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
1219 specified.
1220
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1221PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
1222 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
1223 "Linux".
1224
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1225PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
1226 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
1227 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
1228
1229 warn !verify = sender
1230 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
1231
1232 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
1233 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
1234
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1235PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
1236
1237 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
1238 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
1239
1240 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
1241 nomenclature these days.)
1242
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1243PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
1244 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
1245
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1246PH/30 In these circumstances:
1247 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
1248 . First host does not offer TLS;
1249 . First host accepts first address;
1250 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
1251 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
1252 . Second host accepts second address.
1253 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
1254 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
1255 address.
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1257PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
1258 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
1259 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
1260 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
1261 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
1262
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1263PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
1264 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
1265
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1266PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
1267 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
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1269PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
1270 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
1271 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
1272
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1273PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
1274 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
1275 overlooked.
1276
1277PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
1278
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1279PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
1280 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
1281 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
1282 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
1283 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
1284 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
1285 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
1286
1287 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
1288 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
1289 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
1290 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
1291 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
1292
1293 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
1294 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
1295 routed further.
1296
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1297PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
1298 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
1299 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
1300 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
1301 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
1302 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
1303
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1304PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
1305
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1306PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
1307 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
1308 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
1309 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
1310 printable escape sequences.
1311
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1312PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
1313 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
1314 body only.
1315
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1316PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
1317 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
1318 are as follows:
1319
1320 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
1321 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
1322 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
1323 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
1324 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
1325
1326 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
1327 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
1328 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
1329
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1330PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
1331
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1332PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
1333 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
1334 play with."
1335
2e2a30b4
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1336PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
1337 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
1338 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
1339 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
1340 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
1341 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
1342 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
1343 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
1344 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
1345 the log output.
1346
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1347PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
1348 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
1349 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
1350 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
1351 "make".
1352
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1354A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
1355----------------------------------------
1356
1357Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
1358changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
1359needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
1360in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
1361that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
1362release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
1363from 4.43.
1364
1365I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
13664.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
1367those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
1368historical information.
1369
1370
f7b63901 1371Exim version 4.50
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1372-----------------
1373
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1374 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
1375
139059f6 1376 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 1377 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 1378
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1379 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1380 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1381 place.
1382
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1383 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1384 filter fails to execute.
1385
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1386 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1387 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1388 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1389 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1390 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1391
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1392 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
1393
1394 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1395 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1396 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1397 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
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1399 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1400 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1401 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1402 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1403 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1404
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1405 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
1406
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140710. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1408
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140911. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1410 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1411 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1412 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1413
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141412. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1415 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1416 sender verification.
1417
141813. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
1419 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
1420
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142114. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
1422
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142315. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
1424 connection timeout.
1425
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142616. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1427 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1428
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142917. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1430 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1431
2c7db3f5
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143218. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
1433 information about exactly what failed.
1434
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143519. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
1436
7c7ad977
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143720. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
1438 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
1439 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
1440
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144121. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
1442 It is now set to "smtps".
1443
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144422. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1445 ignore_target_hosts.
1446
144723. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
1448 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
1449 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
1450 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
1451 "[x.x.x.x]".
1452
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145324. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
1454 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
1455 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
1456
145725. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
1458 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
1459 wake it up if nothing else does.
1460
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146126. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
1462 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
1463 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
1464 end up negative.
1465
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PH
146627. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
1467 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
1468
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146928. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
1470
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147129. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
1472 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
1473 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
1474 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
1475 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
1476 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
1477 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
1478 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
1479
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148030. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
1481 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
1482 than one IP address.
1483
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148431. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
1485 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
1486 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
1487 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
1488
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148932. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
1490 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
1491 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
1492 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
1493 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
1494 1024 to 2048 bytes.
1495
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149633. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
1497 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
1498 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
1499 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
1500
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150134. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
1502 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
1503 respected.
1504
6f0c9a4f
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150535. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
1506 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
1507 $sender_host_address.
1508
33397d19
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150936. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
1510 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
1511 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
1512 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
1513 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
1514 very small.
1515
7bb56e1f
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151637. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
1517
1518 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
1519 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
1520
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1521 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
1522 just the host names, not the priorities.
1523
1524 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
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1525 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
1526 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 1527
ea3bc19b 1528 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 1529 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 1530
0bcb2a0e
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153138. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
1532 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
1533 domain.
1534
2ac0e484
PH
153539. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
1536
4e1fde53
PH
153740. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
1538 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
1539
de365ded
PH
154041. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
1541 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
1542 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
1543
f05da2e8
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154442. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
1545
d6453af2
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154643. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
1547
f7b63901
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154844. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
1549
155045. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
1551 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
1552 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
1553 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
1554 because the tests only now provoked it.
1555
a444213a
PH
155646. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
1557 (this can affect the format of dates).
1558
0ec020ea
PH
155947. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
1560 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
1561 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
1562 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
1563
b1206957
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156448. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
1565
156649. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
1567 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
1568 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
1569 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
1570
26dd5a95
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157150. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
1572 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
1573 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
1574
343b2385
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157551. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
1576 autoreply.
1577
1c5466b9
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157852. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
1579 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
1580 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
1581 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
1582 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
1583 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
1584 is going on).
1585
55ee9ee3
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158653. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
1587 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
1588 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
1589 the line.
1590
d38f8232
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159154. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
1592 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
1593 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
1594
1595 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
1596 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
1597 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
1598 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
1599 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
1600 so I produce this patch..."
1601
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1602 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
1603 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
1604 is not defined.
1605
7102e136
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160655. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
1607 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
b975ba52
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1608 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
1609 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 1610 CAN-2005-0021
7102e136 1611
3ca0ba97
PH
161256. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
1613
c2bcbe20
PH
161457. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
1615 long debug lines gets shown.
1616
18ce445d
PH
161758. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
1618 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
1619
1f5b4c3d
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162059. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
1621
1622 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
1623 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
1624 of $primary_hostname.
1625
b975ba52
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162660. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
1627 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
1628 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
1629 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
85b87bc2
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1630 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
1631 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
1632 by change 4.50/55 above.
1633
1634 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
1635 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
1636 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
1637 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
1638 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
1639 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 1640 CAN-2005-0021
85b87bc2
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1641
164261. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
1643 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
1644 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 1645 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 1646
17ffcae7
PH
164762. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
1648 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
1649
d95f9fdb
PH
165063. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
1651 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
1652 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
1653 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
1654 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
1655
86b8287f
PH
165664. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
1657 This has been fixed.
1658
60dc5e56
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165965. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
1660 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
1661 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
1662 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
1663 the caching.)
1664
533244af
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166566. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
1666
a5a28604
PH
166767. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
1668 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
1669 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
1670 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
1671
7e634d24
PH
167268. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
1673 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
1674
3e11c26b
PH
167569. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
1676 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
1677 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
1678
6729cf78
PH
167970. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
1680 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
1681 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
1682 message there.
1683
00f00ca5
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168471. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
1685 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
1686 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
1687
c9bdd01c
PH
168872. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
1689 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
1690 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
1691 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
1692
d43194df
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169373. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
1694 during host lookups.
1695
fe5b5d0b
PH
169674. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
1697 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
1698
1699 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
1700
76a2d7ba
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170175. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
1702 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
1703 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
1704 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
1705 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
1706 background.
1707
170876. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
1709 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
1710
04f7d5b9
PH
171177. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
1712 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
1713 for the non-SMTP ACL.
1714
bc60667e
PH
171578. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
1716
bb6e88ff
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171779. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
1718 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
1719 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
1720 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
1721 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
1722 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
1723 process earlier.
1724
1e70f85b
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172580. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
1726 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
1727 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
1728 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
1729 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
1730
173181. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
1732 tables).
1733
4e01f9d6
PH
173482. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
1735
1ee1cef2
PH
173683. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
1737 "vacation" handling.
1738
6e2b4ccc
PH
173984. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
1740 OS variants using glibc.
1741
8e669ac1
PH
174285. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
1743
495ae4b0 1744
bbe902f0
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1745----------------------------------------------------
1746See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
1747----------------------------------------------------
1748
1749
1750Exim version 4.44
1751-----------------
1752
1753 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
1754 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
1755 transport
1756
1757 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1758 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1759 place.
1760
1761 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1762 filter fails to execute.
1763
1764 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1765 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1766 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1767 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1768 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1769
1770 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1771 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1772 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1773 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
1774
1775 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1776 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1777 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1778 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1779 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1780
1781 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1782
1783 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1784 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1785 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1786 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1787
1788 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1789 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1790 sender verification.
1791
179210. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1793 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1794
179511. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1796 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1797
179812. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1799 ignore_target_hosts.
1800
180113. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
1802 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
1803 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
1804 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
1805 "[x.x.x.x]".
1806
180714. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
1808 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
1809 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
1810
181115. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
1812 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
1813 wake it up if nothing else does.
1814
181516. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
1816 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
1817 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
1818 end up negative.
1819
182017. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
1821 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
1822
ea3a6f44 182318. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
bbe902f0
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1824
182519. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
1826 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
1827 empty pattern.
1828
182920. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
1830 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
1831 one IP address.
1832
ea3a6f44
NM
183321. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
1834 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
1835 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
1836 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
1837 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
1838 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 1839
ea3a6f44
NM
184022. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
1841 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
1842 respected.
bbe902f0
PH
1843
184423. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
1845 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
1846 $sender_host_address.
1847
184824. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
1849
ea3a6f44
NM
185025. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
1851 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
1852 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
bbe902f0
PH
1853
185426. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 1855 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 1856
ea3a6f44
NM
185727. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
1858 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 1859
ea3a6f44
NM
186028. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
1861 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
1862 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
1863 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
bbe902f0
PH
1864
186529. eximstats updated to version 1.35
1866 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
1867 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
1868
ea3a6f44
NM
186930. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
1870 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
1871 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
1872 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 1873
ea3a6f44
NM
187431. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
1875 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
1876 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 1877
ea3a6f44
NM
187831. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
1879 autoreply.
bbe902f0 1880
ea3a6f44
NM
188132. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
1882 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
1883 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
1884 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
1885 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
1886 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
1887 is going on).
bbe902f0 1888
ea3a6f44
NM
188933. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
1890 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
1891 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
1892 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
bbe902f0
PH
1893 CAN-2005-0021
1894
ea3a6f44
NM
189534. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
1896 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
1897 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
1898 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
1899 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
1900 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
1901 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
1902
1903 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
1904 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
1905 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
1906 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
1907 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
1908 running as the user.
bbe902f0
PH
1909 CAN-2005-0021
1910
ea3a6f44
NM
191135. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
1912 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
1913 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
bbe902f0
PH
1914 CAN-2005-0022
1915
ea3a6f44
NM
191636. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
1917 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
1918 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
1919 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
1920 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 1921
ea3a6f44
NM
192237. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
1923 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
1924 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
1925 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
1926 the caching.)
bbe902f0 1927
ea3a6f44
NM
192838. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
1929 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
1930 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
1931 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
1932 because the tests only now provoked it.
bbe902f0
PH
1933
1934
495ae4b0
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1935Exim version 4.43
1936-----------------
1937
1938 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
1939 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
1940 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
1941 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
1942 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
1943 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
1944 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
1945
1946 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
1947 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
1948 the delivery.
1949
1950 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
1951
1952 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
1953
1954 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
1955 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
1956 to local_scan().
1957
1958 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
1959 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
1960 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
1961 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
1962 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
1963
1964 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
1965 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
1966
1967 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
1968
1969 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
1970
197110. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
1972 header_sender only.
1973
197411. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
1975 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
1976
197712. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
1978 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
1979 affecting debugging statements).
1980
198113. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
1982
198314. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
1984 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
1985 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
1986 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
1987 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
1988 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
1989 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
1990 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
1991 after the received time, and all would be well.
1992
199315. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
1994 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
1995 condition in an expansion string.
1996
199716. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
1998
199917. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
2000 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
2001 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
2002 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
2003 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
2004 job under whatever limits there are.
2005
200618. Imported PCRE 5.0.
2007
200819. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
2009 space).
2010
201120. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
2012 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
2013 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
2014 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
2015 return path is set.
2016
201721. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
2018 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
2019 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
2020 binary data in such strings.
2021
202222. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
2023
202423. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
2025 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
2026 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
2027 failure, which is pointless.
2028
202924. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
2030
203125. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
2032
203326. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
2034 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
2035 Sender: header lines.
2036
203727. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
2038 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
2039 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
2040
204128. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
2042 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
2043 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
2044 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
2045 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
2046 happens.
2047
204829. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
2049 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
2050 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
2051 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
2052 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
2053
205430. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
2055 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
2056 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
2057 1024.
2058
205931. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
2060 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
2061
206232. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
2063 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
2064
206533. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
2066
206732. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
2068
206933. Added an ACL for QUIT.
2070
207134. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
2072 syntax error.
2073
207435. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
2075
207636. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
2077
207837. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
2079 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
2080 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
2081 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
2082
208338. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
2084 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
2085
2086
2087Exim version 4.42
2088-----------------
2089
2090 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
2091 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
2092 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
2093 it was not quoted.
2094 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
2095 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
2096 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
2097 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
2098 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
2099 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
2100
2101 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
2102 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
2103 verification failure".
2104
2105 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
2106 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
2107 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
2108 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
2109
2110 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
2111 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
2112 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
2113 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
2114 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
2115 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
2116 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
2117 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
2118 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
2119 treated as a timeout.
2120
2121 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
2122 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
2123 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
2124 not set for Exim filters).
2125
2126 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
2127 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
2128 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
2129
2130 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
2131
2132 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
2133 try to make them clearer.
2134
2135 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
2136 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
2137
2138 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
2139
2140 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
2141
214210. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
2143 only the Cygwin environment.
2144
214511. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
2146 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
2147 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
2148 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
2149 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
2150
215112. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
2152 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
2153 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
2154 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
2155 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
2156 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
2157 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
2158
215913. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
2160 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
2161
216214. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
2163
2164 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
2165 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
2166 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
2167
2168 To: susanne@some.where
2169
2170 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
2171 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
2172 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
2173 of addresses in From: header lines).
2174
2175 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
2176 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
2177 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
2178
2179 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
2180 treated as non-personal.
2181
2182 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
2183 because it now seems ill-conceived.
2184
218515. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
2186
218716. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
2188
218917. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
2190 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
2191 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
2192
219318. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
2194 ACL and the local_scan() function.
2195
219619. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
2197 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
2198 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
2199 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
2200 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
2201 (I found it when inspecting the code).
2202
220320. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
2204 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
2205 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
2206 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
2207 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
2208 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
2209 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
2210 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
2211
2212 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
2213
221421. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
2215 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
2216
221722. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
2218 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
2219 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
2220
222123. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
2222 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
2223
222424. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
2225 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
2226 rather than long int.
2227
222825. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2229
223026. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
2231
2232
2233Exim version 4.41
2234-----------------
2235
2236 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
2237 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
2238 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
2239 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
2240 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
2241 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
2242
2243
2244Exim version 4.40
2245-----------------
2246
2247 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
2248 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
2249
2250 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
2251 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
2252 socklen_t is defined.
2253
2254 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
2255 always exist.
2256
2257 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
2258 configured.
2259
2260 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
2261 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
2262 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
2263 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
2264 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
2265
2266 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
2267 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
2268 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
2269 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
2270
2271 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
2272 of flapping under certain conditions.
2273
2274 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
2275 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
2276 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
2277
2278 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
2279
228010. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
2281
228211. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
2283 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
2284 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
2285 the duration of the SMTP connection.
2286
228712. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
2288 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
2289 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
2290 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
2291 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
2292 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
2293 preserved with the message after it was received.
2294
229513. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
2296 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
2297 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
2298 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
2299 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
2300 test suite worked just fine.
2301
230214. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
2303 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
2304 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
2305
230615. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
2307 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
2308 string.
2309
231016. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
2311 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
2312 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
2313 does not fully solve it.
2314
231517. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
2316 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
2317 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
2318 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
2319 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
2320
232118. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
2322 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
2323 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
2324
232519. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
2326 string, for example:
2327
2328 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
2329
2330 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
2331 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
2332 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
2333 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
2334 the routers could not see them.
2335
233620. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
2337 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
2338
233921. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
2340 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
2341 output).
2342
234322. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
2344 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
2345 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
2346 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
2347 that needed quoting.
2348
234923. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
2350 was not being matched caselessly.
2351
235224. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
2353 backslashes.
2354
235525. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
2356 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
2357 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
2358 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
2359 when use_sender is false.
2360
236126. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
2362
236327. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
2364
236528. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
2366
236729. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
2368 the configuration file.
2369
237030. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
2371 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
2372
237331. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
2374
237532. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
2376 bytes in the message body.
2377
237833. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
2379 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
2380 delivery.
2381
238234. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
2383
238435. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
2385
238636. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
2387 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
2388 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
2389 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
2390 another IP address.
2391
2392
2393Exim version 4.34
2394-----------------
2395
2396 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
2397 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
2398
2399 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
2400 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
2401 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
2402 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
2403 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
2404
2405 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
2406 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
2407
2408 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
2409 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
2410 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
2411
2412 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
2413 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
2414 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
2415
2416 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
2417 for routers.
2418
2419 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
2420 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
2421 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
2422 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
2423 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
2424 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
2425 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
2426
2427
2428Exim version 4.33
2429-----------------
2430
2431 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
2432 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
2433 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
2434 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
2435 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
2436 default (and expected) setting.
2437
2438 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
2439 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
2440 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
2441 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
2442
2443 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
2444 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
2445
2446 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
2447 in domain lists.
2448
2449 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
2450 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
2451 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
2452 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
2453 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
2454 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
2455
2456 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
2457 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
2458 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
2459
2460 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
2461 part (NOT match_host).
2462
2463 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
2464
2465 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
2466 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
2467 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
2468 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
2469 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
2470 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
2471 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
2472 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
2473 the same named file.
2474
247510. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
2476 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
2477 when Exim is built.
2478
247911. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
2480 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
2481 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
2482 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
2483 a host name.
2484
248512. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
2486 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
2487 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
2488
248913. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
2490
249114. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
2492
249315. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
2494
249516. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
2496 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
2497
249817. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
2499 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
2500 before starting the TLS session.
2501
250218. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
2503
250419. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
2505 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
2506
250720. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
2508 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
2509 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
2510 colon in the middle).
2511
2512
2513Exim version 4.32
2514-----------------
2515
2516 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
2517 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
2518 multiple configurations are in use.
2519
2520 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
2521 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
2522 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
2523 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
2524 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
2525 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
2526
2527 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
2528 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
2529
2530 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
2531 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
2532 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
2533
2534 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
2535 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
2536 occurs.
2537
2538 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
2539 that used bh_ and bheader_.
2540
2541 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
2542
2543 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
2544 allowing one more file than it should have been.
2545
2546 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
2547
2548 -prval:sval
2549
2550 is equivalent to
2551
2552 -oMr rval -oMs sval
2553
2554 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
2555 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
2556 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
2557 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
2558 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
2559
256010. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
2561 Exim's behaviour:
2562
2563 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
2564 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
2565 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
2566 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
2567 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
2568 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
2569
2570 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
2571 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
2572 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
2573 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
2574 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
2575 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
2576 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
2577 string.
2578
2579 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
2580 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
2581 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
2582 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
2583 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
2584
258511. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
2586
258712. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
2588 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
2589 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
2590
259113. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
2592
259314. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
2594 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
2595 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
2596 information.
2597
259815. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
2599 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
2600
260116. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
2602 Three changes have been made:
2603
2604 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
2605 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
2606 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
2607 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
2608 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
2609
2610 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
2611 been restored.
2612
2613 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
2614 the modified behaviour.
2615
2616
2617Exim version 4.31
2618-----------------
2619
2620 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
2621 Larry Rosenman.
2622
2623 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
2624 indeed breaks things for older releases.
2625
2626 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
2627 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
2628 try to track down a specific problem.
2629
2630 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
2631 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
2632 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
2633
2634 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
2635 warning.
2636
2637 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
2638 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
2639 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
2640 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
2641 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
2642 some earlier ones do not.
2643
2644 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
2645
2646 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
2647 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
2648 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
2649 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
2650 address literals are enabled, of course).
2651
2652 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
2653
265410. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
2655 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
2656 by a command such as
2657
2658 exim -f "" ...
2659
2660 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
2661
266211. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
2663
266412. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
2665 remained set. It is now erased.
2666
266713. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
2668 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
2669
267014. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
2671 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
2672 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
2673 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
2674 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
2675 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
2676 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
2677 appropriate error code.
2678
267915. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
2680 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
2681 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
2682 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
2683 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
2684 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
2685
268616. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
2687 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
2688 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
2689
269017. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
2691 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
2692 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
2693 terminate the header.
2694
269518. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
2696 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
2697 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
2698
269919. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
2700 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
2701 (4.30/29). In particular:
2702
2703 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
2704 imposed.
2705
2706 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
2707 to write a maildirsize file.
2708
2709 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
2710 the transport, the new value overrides.
2711
2712 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
2713 count.
2714
271520. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
2716 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
2717 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
2718 space or a tab.
2719
272021. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
2721 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
2722 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
2723 the fallback hosts.
2724
272522. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
2726 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
2727 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
2728
272923. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
2730 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
2731 using a union.
2732
273324. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
2734 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
2735 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
2736
273725. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
2738
273926. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
2740
274127. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
2742
274328. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
2744 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
2745 become corrupted.
2746
274729. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
2748 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
2749 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
2750 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
2751 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
2752 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
2753 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
2754 too great.
2755
275630. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
2757 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
2758 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
2759 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
2760 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
2761 incorrectly.
2762
276331. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
2764 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
2765 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
2766 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
2767 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
2768 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
2769 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
2770 cached value only when the same options are set.
2771
277232. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
2773
277433. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
2775 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
2776 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
2777 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
2778 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
2779
278034: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
2781 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
2782 it is clearly obsolete.
2783
278435. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
2785 transport.
2786
278736. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
2788 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
2789 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
2790 times.
2791
279237. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
2793 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
2794 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
2795 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
2796 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
2797
279838. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
2799 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
2800 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
2801 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
2802
280339. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
2804
2805 CFLAGS=-O -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
2806
2807 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
2808 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
2809 2^31.
2810
281140. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
2812 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
2813 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
2814 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
2815 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
2816 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
2817 $localpart_data.
2818
281941. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
2820 with the -f command-line option.
2821
282242. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
2823 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
2824 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
2825 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
2826 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
2827 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
2828
282943. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
2830 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
2831 line.
2832
283344. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
2834 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
2835 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
2836 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
2837 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
2838 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
2839 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
2840 buffer is too small.
2841
284245. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
2843 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
2844
284546. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
2846 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
2847 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
2848 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
2849 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
2850 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
2851 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
2852 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
2853 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
2854
285547. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
2856 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
2857 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
2858
285948. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
2860 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
2861 ACL").
2862
286349. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
2864 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
2865 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
2866 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
2867 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
2868
286950. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
2870 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
2871 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
2872 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
2873 is set.
2874
287551. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
2876
287752. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
2878
287953. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
2880 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
2881
288254. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
2883 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
2884 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
2885
288655. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
2887 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
2888 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
2889 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
2890 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
2891
289256. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
2893 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
2894 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
2895 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
2896 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
2897 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
2898 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
2899
290057. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
2901 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
2902 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
2903 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
2904 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
2905 the test of how many are available.
2906
290758. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
2908 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
2909 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
2910 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
2911 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
2912 new message is started.
2913
291459. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
2915 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
2916
291760. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
2918 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
2919
292061. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
2921 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
2922 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
2923 is no long logged.
2924
292562. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
2926 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
2927 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
2928 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
2929 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
2930 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
2931 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
2932
293363. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
2934 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
2935 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
2936 interpreted as octal.
2937
293864. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
2939 setting.
2940
294165. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
2942 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
2943 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
2944 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
2945 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
2946 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
2947
294866. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
2949 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
2950 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
2951 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
2952
2953 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
2954 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
2955 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
2956 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
2957
2958 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
2959 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
2960 is a bug fix.
2961
2962 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
2963 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
2964
296567. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2966
296768. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
2968 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
2969 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
2970 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
2971
297269. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
2973 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
2974 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
2975 supplied", which is not helpful.
2976
297770. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
2978 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
2979 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
2980
298171. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
2982 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
2983 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
2984 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
2985 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
2986 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
2987 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
2988 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
2989
299072. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
2991 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
2992 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
2993 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
2994 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
2995
299673. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
2997 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
2998 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
2999 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
3000 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
3001 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
3002
300374. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
3004 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
3005 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
3006
300775. Added write_rejectlog option.
3008
300976. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
3010 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
3011 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
3012 variables.
3013
301477. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
3015
301678. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
3017 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
3018 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
3019 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
3020 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
3021 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
3022 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
3023 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
3024
302579. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
3026 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
3027 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
3028 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
3029 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
3030
303180. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
3032 Haardt.
3033
303481. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
3035 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
3036 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
3037 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
3038 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
3039 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
3040 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
3041 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
3042 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
3043
3044
3045Exim version 4.30
3046-----------------
3047
3048 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
3049 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
3050 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
3051
3052 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
3053 fixed.
3054
3055 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
3056 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
3057 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
3058
3059 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
3060 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
3061 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
3062 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
3063 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
3064 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
3065
3066 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
3067 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
3068 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
3069 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
3070 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
3071 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
3072 the Exim test suite.
3073
3074 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
3075 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
3076 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
3077 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
3078
3079 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
3080 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
3081 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
3082 specify it in this variable.
3083
3084 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
3085 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
3086 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
3087 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
3088
3089 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
3090 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
3091 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
3092 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
3093
3094 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
3095 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
3096 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
3097 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
3098 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
3099
3100 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
3101
310210. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
3103 they are logged.
3104
310511. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
3106 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
3107 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
3108 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
3109 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
3110
311112. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
3112 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
3113
311413. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
3115 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
3116 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
3117 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
3118 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
3119
312014. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
3121 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
3122
312315. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
3124 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
3125 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
3126
312716. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
3128 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
3129
313017. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
3131 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
3132
313318. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
3134 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
3135 to get rid of the compiler warning.
3136
313719. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
3138 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
3139
314020. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
3141 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
3142 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
3143 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
3144
314521. Added the -t option to exigrep.
3146
314722. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
3148 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
3149 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
3150 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
3151
315223. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
3153
315424. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
3155 line; previously there was no indication of these.
3156
315725. Added .include_if_exists.
3158
315926. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
3160 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
3161 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
3162 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
3163 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
3164 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
3165
316627. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
3167
316828. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
3169 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
3170 this.
3171
317229. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
3173
317430. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
3175 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
3176
3177 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
3178 550 Sender verify failed
3179
3180 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
3181 the final line of the response.
3182
318331. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
3184 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
3185 all other user lookups.
3186
318732. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at
3188 delivery time.
3189
319033. Exim was neglecting to zero errno before one call of strtol() when
3191 expanding a string and expecting an integer value. On some systems this
3192 resulted in spurious "integer overflow" errors. Also, it was casting the
3193 result into an int without checking.
3194
319534. Testing for a connection timeout using "timeout_connect" in the retry rules
3196 did not work. The code looks as if it has *never* worked, though it appears
3197 to have been documented since at least releast 1.62. I have made it work.
3198
319935. The "timeout_DNS" error in retry rules, also documented since at least
3200 1.62, also never worked. As it isn't clear exactly what this means, and
3201 clearly it isn't a major issue, I have abolished the feature by treating it
3202 as "timeout", and writing a warning to the main and panic logs.
3203
320436. The display of retry rules for -brt wasn't always showing the error code
3205 correctly.
3206
320737. Added new error conditions to retry rules: timeout_A, timeout_MX,
3208 timeout_connect_A, timeout_connect_MX.
3209
321038. Rewriting the envelope sender at SMTP time did not allow it to be rewritten
3211 to the empty sender.
3212
321339. The daemon was not analysing the content of -oX till after it had closed
3214 stderr and disconnected from the controlling terminal. This meant that any
3215 syntax errors were only noted on the panic log, and the return code from
3216 the command was 0. By re-arranging the code a little, I've made the
3217 decoding happen first, so such errors now appear on stderr, and the return
3218 code is 1. However, the actual setting up of the sockets still happens in
3219 the disconnected process, so errors there are still only recorded on the
3220 panic log.
3221
322240. A daemon listener on a wildcard IPv6 socket that also accepts IPv4
3223 connections (as happens on some IP stacks) was logged at start up time as
3224 just listening for IPv6. It now logs "IPv6 with IPv4". This differentiates
3225 it from "IPv6 and IPv4", which means that two separate sockets are being
3226 used.
3227
322841. The debug output for gethostbyname2() or getipnodebyname() failures now
3229 says whether AF_INET or AF_INET6 was passed as an argument.
3230
323142. Exiwhat output was messed up when time zones were included in log
3232 timestamps.
3233
323443. Exiwhat now gives more information about the daemon's listening ports,
3235 and whether -tls-on-connect was used.
3236
323744. The "port" option of the smtp transport is now expanded.
3238
323945. A "message" modifier in a "warn" statement in a non-message ACL was being
3240 silently ignored. Now an error message is written to the main and panic
3241 logs.
3242
324346. There's a new ACL modifier called "logwrite" which writes to a log file
3244 as soon as it is encountered.
3245
324647. Added $local_user_uid and $local_user_gid at routing time.
3247
324848. Exim crashed when trying to verify a sender address that was being
3249 rewritten to "<>".
3250
325149. Exim was recognizing only a space character after ".include". It now also
3252 recognizes a tab character.
3253
325450. Fixed several bugs in the Perl script that creates the exim.8 man page by
3255 extracting the relevant information from the specification. The man page no
3256 longer contains scrambled data for the -d option, and I've added a section
3257 at the front about calling Exim under different names.
3258
325951. Added "extra_headers" argument to the "mail" command in filter files.
3260
326152. Redirecting mail to an unqualified address in a Sieve filter caused Exim to
3262 crash.
3263
326453. Installed eximstats 1.29.
3265
326654. Added transport_filter_timeout as a generic transport option.
3267
326855. Exim no longer adds an empty Bcc: header to messages that have no To: or
3269 Cc: header lines. This was required by RFC 822, but it not required by RFC
3270 2822.
3271
327256. Exim used to add From:, Date:, and Message-Id: header lines to any
3273 incoming messages that did not have them. Now it does so only if the
3274 message originates locally, that is, if there is no associated remote host
3275 address. When Resent- header lines are present, this applies to the Resent-
3276 lines rather than the non-Resent- lines.
3277
327857. Drop incoming SMTP connection after too many syntax or protocol errors. The
3279 limit is controlled by smtp_max_synprot_errors, defaulting to 3.
3280
328158. Messages for configuration errors now include the name of the main
3282 configuration file - useful now that there may be more than one file in a
3283 list (.included file names were always shown).
3284
328559. Change 4.21/82 (run initgroups() when starting the daemon) causes problems
3286 for those rare installations that do not start the daemon as root or run it
3287 setuid root. I've cut out the call to initgroups() if the daemon is not
3288 root at that time.
3289
329060. The Exim user and group can now be bound into the binary as text strings
3291 that are looked up at the start of Exim's processing.
3292
329361. Applied a small patch for the Interbase code, supplied by Ard Biesheuvel.
3294
329562. Added $mailstore_basename variable.
3296
329763. Installed patch to sieve.c from Michael Haardt.
3298
329964. When Exim failed to open the panic log after failing to open the main log,
3300 the original message it was trying to log was written to stderr and debug
3301 output, but if they were not available (the usual case in production), it
3302 was lost. Now it is written to syslog before the two lines that record the
3303 failures to open the logs.
3304
330565. Users' Exim filters run in subprocesses under the user's uid. It is
3306 possible for a "deliver" command or an alias in a "personal" command to
3307 provoke an address rewrite. If logging of address rewriting is configured,
3308 this fails because the process is not running as root or exim. There may be
3309 a better way of dealing with this, but for the moment (because 4.30 needs
3310 to be released), I have disabled address rewrite logging when running a
3311 filter in a non-root, non-exim process.
3312
3313
3314Exim version 4.24
3315-----------------
3316
3317 1. The buildconfig auxiliary program wasn't quoting the value set for
3318 HEADERS_CHARSET. This caused a compilation error complaining that 'ISO' was
3319 not defined. This bug was masked in 4.22 by the effect that was fixed in
3320 change 4.23/1.
3321
3322 2. Some messages that were rejected after a message id was allocated were
3323 shown as "incomplete" by exigrep. It no longer does this for messages that
3324 are rejected by local_scan() or the DATA or non-SMTP ACLs.
3325
3326 3. If a Message-ID: header used a domain literal in the ID, and Exim did not
3327 have allow_domain_literals set, the ID did not get logged in the <= line.
3328 Domain literals are now always recognized in Message-ID: header lines.
3329
3330 4. The first argument for a ${extract expansion item is the key name or field
3331 number. Leading and trailing spaces in this item were not being ignored,
3332 causing some misleading effects.
3333
3334 5. When deliver_drop_privilege was set, single queue runner processes started
3335 manually (i.e. by the command "exim -q") or by the daemon (which uses the
3336 same command in the process it spins off) were not dropping privilege.
3337
3338 6. When the daemon running as "exim" started a queue runner, it always
3339 re-executed Exim in the spun-off process. This is a waste of effort when
3340 deliver_drop_privilege is set. The new process now just calls the
3341 queue-runner function directly.
3342
3343
3344Exim version 4.23
3345-----------------
3346
3347 1. Typo in the src/EDITME file: it referred to HEADERS_DECODE_TO instead of
3348 HEADERS_CHARSET.
3349
3350 2. Change 4.21/73 introduced a bug. The pid file path set by -oP was being
3351 ignored. Though the use of -oP was forcing the writing of a pid file, it
3352 was always written to the default place.
3353
3354 3. If the message "no IP address found for host xxxx" is generated during
3355 incoming verification, it is now followed by identification of the incoming
3356 connection (so you can more easily find what provoked it).
3357
3358 4. Bug fix for Sieve filters: "stop" inside a block was not working properly.
3359
3360 5. Added some features to "harden" Exim a bit more against certain attacks:
3361
3362 (a) There is now a build-time option called FIXED_NEVER_USERS that can
3363 be put in Local/Makefile. This is like the never_users runtime option,
3364 but it cannot be overridden. The default setting is "root".
3365
3366 (b) If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX is defined in Local/Makefile, it specifies a
3367 prefix string with which any file named in a -C command line option
3368 must start.
3369
3370 (c) If ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY is defined in Local/Makefile, root privilege
3371 is retained for -C and -D only if the caller of Exim is root. Without
3372 it, the exim user may also use -C and -D and retain privilege.
3373
3374 (d) If DISABLE_D_OPTION is defined in Local/Makefile, the use of the -D
3375 command line option is disabled.
3376
3377 6. Macro names set by the -D option must start with an upper case letter, just
3378 like macro names defined in the configuration file.
3379
3380 7. Added "dereference=" facility to LDAP.
3381
3382 8. Two instances of the typo "uknown" in the source files are fixed.
3383
3384 9. If a PERL_COMMAND setting in Local/Makefile was not at the start of a line,
3385 the Configure-Makefile script screwed up while processing it.
3386
338710. Incorporated PCRE 4.4.
3388
338911. The SMTP synchronization check was not operating right at the start of an
3390 SMTP session. For example, it could not catch a HELO sent before the client
3391 waited for the greeting. There is now a check for outstanding input at the
3392 point when the greeting is written. Because of the duplex, asynchronous
3393 nature of TCP/IP, it cannot be perfect - the incorrect input may be on its
3394 way, but not yet received, when the check is performed.
3395
339612. Added tcp_nodelay to make it possible to turn of the setting of TCP_NODELAY
3397 on TCP/IP sockets, because this apparently causes some broken clients to
3398 timeout.
3399
340013. Installed revised OS/Makefile-CYGWIN and OS/os.c-cygwin (the .h file was
3401 unchanged) from the Cygwin maintainer.
3402
340314. The code for -bV that shows what is in the binary showed "mbx" when maildir
3404 was supported instead of testing for mbx. Effectively a typo.
3405
340615. The spa authenticator server code was not checking that the input it
3407 received was valid base64.
3408
340916. The debug output line for the "set" modifier in ACLs was not showing the
3410 name of the variable that was being set.
3411
341217. Code tidy: the variable type "vtype_string" was never used. Removed it.
3413
341418. Previously, a reference to $sender_host_name did not cause a DNS reverse
3415 lookup on its own. Something else was needed to trigger the lookup. For
3416 example, a match in host_lookup or the need for a host name in a host list.
3417 Now, if $sender_host_name is referenced and the host name has not yet been
3418 looked up, a lookup is performed. If the lookup fails, the variable remains
3419 empty, and $host_lookup_failed is set to "1".
3420
342119. Added "eqi" as a case-independent comparison operator.
3422
342320. The saslauthd authentication condition could segfault if neither service
3424 nor realm was specified.
3425
342621. If an overflowing value such as "2048M" was set for message_size_limit, the
3427 error message that was logged was misleading, and incoming SMTP
3428 connections were dropped. The message is now more accurate, and temporary
3429 errors are given to SMTP connections.
3430
343122. In some error situations (such as 21 above) Exim rejects all SMTP commands
3432 (except RSET) with a 421 error, until QUIT is received. However, it was
3433 failing to send a response to QUIT.
3434
343523. The HELO ACL was being run before the code for helo_try_verify_hosts,
3436 which made it impossible to use "verify = helo" in the HELO ACL. The HELO
3437 ACL is now run after the helo_try_verify_hosts code.
3438
343924. "{MD5}" and "{SHA1}" are now recognized as equivalent to "{md5"} and
3440 "{sha1}" in the "crypteq" expansion condition (in fact the comparison is
3441 case-independent, so other case variants are also recognized). Apparently
3442 some systems use these upper case variants.
3443
344425. If more than two messages were waiting for the same host, and a transport
3445 filter was specified for the transport, Exim sent two messages over the
3446 same TCP/IP connection, and then failed with "socket operation on non-
3447 socket" when it tried to send the third.
3448
344926. Added Exim::debug_write and Exim::log_write for embedded Perl use.
3450
345127. The extern definition of crypt16() in expand.c was not being excluded when
3452 the OS had its own crypt16() function.
3453
345428. Added bounce_return_body as a new option, and bounce_return_size_limit
3455 as a preferred synonym for return_size_limit, both as an option and as an
3456 expansion variable.
3457
345829. Added LIBS=-liconv to OS/Makefile-OSF1.
3459
346030. Changed the default configuration ACL to relax the local part checking rule
3461 for addresses that are not in any local domains. For these addresses,
3462 slashes and pipe symbols are allowed within local parts, but the sequence
3463 /../ is explicitly forbidden.
3464
346531. SPA server authentication was not clearing the challenge buffer before
3466 using it.
3467
346832. log_message in a "warn" ACL statement was writing to the reject log as
3469 well as to the main log, which contradicts the documentation and doesn't
3470 seem right (because no rejection is happening). So I have stopped it.
3471
347233. Added Ard Biesheuvel's lookup code for accessing an Interbase database.
3473 However, I am unable to do any testing of this.
3474
347534. Fixed an infelicity in the appendfile transport. When checking directories
3476 for a mailbox, to see if any needed to be created, it was accidentally
3477 using path names with one or more superfluous leading slashes; tracing
3478 would show up entries such as stat("///home/ph10", 0xFFBEEA48).
3479
348035. If log_message is set on a "discard" verb in a MAIL or RCPT ACL, its
3481 contents are added to the log line that is written for every discarded
3482 recipient. (Previously a log_message setting was ignored.)
3483
348436. The ${quote: operator now quotes the string if it is empty.
3485
348637. The install script runs exim in order to find its version number. If for
3487 some reason other than non-existence or emptiness, which it checks, it
3488 could not run './exim', it was installing it with an empty version number,
3489 i.e. as "exim-". This error state is now caught, and the installation is
3490 aborted.
3491
349238. An argument was missing from the function that creates an error message
3493 when Exim fails to connect to the socket for saslauthd authentication.
3494 This could cause Exim to crash, or give a corrupted message.
3495
349639. Added isip, isip4, and isip6 to ${if conditions.
3497
349840. The ACL variables $acl_xx are now saved with the message, and can be
3499 accessed later in routers, transports, and filters.
3500
350141. The new lookup type nwildlsearch is like wildlsearch, except that the key
3502 strings in the file are not string-expanded.
3503
350442. If a MAIL command specified a SIZE value that was too large to fit into an
3505 int variable, the check against message_size_limit failed. Such values are
3506 now forced to INT_MAX, which is around 2Gb for a 32-bit variable. Maybe one
3507 day this will have to be increased, but I don't think I want to be around
3508 when emails are that large.
3509
3510
3511
3512Exim version 4.22
3513-----------------
3514
3515 1. Removed HAVE_ICONV=yes from OS/Makefile-FreeBSD, since it seems that
3516 iconv() is not standard in FreeBSD.
3517
3518 2. Change 4.21/17 was buggy and could cause stack overwriting on a system with
3519 IPv6 enabled. The observed symptom was a segmentation fault on return from
3520 the function os_common_find_running_interfaces() in src/os.c.
3521
3522 3. In the check_special_case() function in daemon.c I had used "errno" as an
3523 argument name, which causes warnings on some systems. This was basically a
3524 typo, since it was named "eno" in the comments!
3525
3526 4. The code that waits for the clock to tick (at a resolution of some fraction
3527 of a second) so as to ensure message-id uniqueness was always waiting for
3528 at least one whole tick, when it could have waited for less. [This is
3529 almost certainly not relevant at current processor speeds, where it is
3530 unlikely to ever wait at all. But we try to future-proof.]
3531
3532 5. The function that sleeps for a time interval that includes fractions of a
3533 second contained a race. It did not block SIGALRM between setting the
3534 timer, and suspending (a couple of lines later). If the interval was short
3535 and the sigsuspend() was delayed until after it had expired, the suspension
3536 never ended. On busy systems this could lead to processes getting stuck for
3537 ever.
3538
3539 6. Some uncommon configurations may cause a lookup to happen in a queue runner
3540 process, before it forks any delivery processes. The open lookup caching
3541 mechanism meant that the open file or database connection was passed into
3542 the delivery process. The problem was that delivery processes always tidy
3543 up cached lookup data. This could cause a problem for the next delivery
3544 process started by the queue runner, because the external queue runner
3545 process does not know about the closure. So the next delivery process
3546 still has data in the lookup cache. In the case of a file lookup, there was
3547 no problem because closing a file descriptor in a subprocess doesn't affect
3548 the parent. However, if the lookup was caching a connection to a database,
3549 the connection was closed, and the second delivery process was likely to
3550 see errors such as "PGSQL: query failed: server closed the connection
3551 unexpectedly". The problem has been fixed by closing all cached lookups
3552 in a queue runner before running a delivery process.
3553
3554 7. Compiler warning on Linux for the second argument of iconv(), which doesn't
3555 seem to have the "const" qualifier which it has on other OS. I've
3556 parameterised it.
3557
3558 8. Change 4.21/2 was too strict. It is only if there are two authenticators
3559 *of the same type* (client or server) with the same public name that an
3560 error should be diagnosed.
3561
3562 9. When Exim looked up a host name for an IP address, but failed to find the
3563 original IP address when looking up the host name (a safety check), it
3564 output the message "<ip address> does not match any IP for NULL", which was
3565 confusing, to say the least. The bug was that the host name should have
3566 appeared instead of "NULL".
3567
356810. Since release 3.03, if Exim is called by a uid other than root or the Exim
3569 user that is built into the binary, and the -C or -D options is used, root
3570 privilege is dropped before the configuration file is read. In addition,
3571 logging is switched to stderr instead of the normal log files. If the
3572 configuration then re-defines the Exim user, the unprivileged environment
3573 is probably not what is expected, so Exim logs a panic warning message (but
3574 proceeds).
3575
3576 However, if deliver_drop_privilege is set, the unprivileged state may well
3577 be exactly what is intended, so the warning has been cut out in that case,
3578 and Exim is allowed to try to write to its normal log files.
3579
3580
3581Exim version 4.21
3582-----------------
3583
3584 1. smtp_return_error_details was not giving details for temporary sender
3585 or receiver verification errors.
3586
3587 2. Diagnose a configuration error if two authenticators have the same public
3588 name.
3589
3590 3. Exim used not to create the message log file for a message until the first
3591 delivery attempt. This could be confusing when incoming messages were held
3592 for policy or load reasons. The message log file is now created at the time
3593 the message is received, and an initial "Received" line is written to it.
3594
3595 4. The automatically generated man page for command line options had a minor
3596 bug that caused no ill effects; however, a more serious problem was that
3597 the procedure for building the man page automatically didn't always
3598 operate. Consequently, release 4.20 contains an out-of-date version. This
3599 shouldn't happen again.
3600
3601 5. When building Exim with embedded Perl support, the script that builds the
3602 Makefile was calling 'perl' to find its compile-time parameters, ignoring
3603 any setting of PERL_COMMAND in Local/Makefile. This is now fixed.
3604
3605 6. The freeze_tell option was not being used for messages that were frozen on
3606 arrival, either by an ACL or by local_scan().
3607
3608 7. Added the smtp_incomplete_transaction log selector.
3609
3610 8. After STARTTLS, Exim was not forgetting that it had advertised AUTH, so it
3611 was accepting AUTH without a new EHLO.
3612
3613 9. Added tls_remember_esmtp to cope with YAEB. This allows AUTH and other
3614 ESMTP extensions after STARTTLS without a new EHLO, in contravention of the
3615 RFC.
3616
361710. Logging of TCP/IP connections (when configured) now happens in the main
3618 daemon process instead of the child process, so that the TCP/IP connection
3619 count is more accurate (but it can never be perfect).
3620
362111. The use of "drop" in a nested ACL was not being handled correctly in the
3622 outer ACL. Now, if condition failure induced by the nested "drop" causes
3623 the outer ACL verb to deny access ("accept" or "discard" after "endpass",
3624 or "require"), the connection is dropped.
3625
362612. Similarly, "discard" in a nested ACL wasn't being handled. A nested ACL
3627 that yield "discard" can now be used with an "accept" or a "discard" verb,
3628 but an error is generated for any others (because I can't see a useful way
3629 to define what should happen).
3630
363113. When an ACL is read dynamically from a file (or anywhere else), the lines
3632 are now processed in the same way as lines in the Exim configuration file.
3633 In particular, continuation lines are supported.
3634
363514. Added the "dnslists = a.b.c!=n.n.n.n" feature.
3636
363715. Added -ti meaning -t -i.
3638
363916. Check for letters, digits, hyphens, and dots in the names of dnslist
3640 domains, and warn by logging if others are found.
3641
364217. At least on BSD, alignment is not guarenteed for the array of ifreq's
3643 returned from GIFCONF when Exim is trying to find the list of interfaces on
3644 a host. The code in os.c has been modified to copy each ifreq to an aligned
3645 structure in all cases.
3646
3647 Also, in some cases, the returned ifreq's were being copied to a 'struct
3648 ifreq' on the stack, which was subsequently passed to host_ntoa(). That
3649 means the last couple of bytes of an IPv6 address could be chopped if the
3650 ifreq contained only a normal sockaddr (14 bytes storage).
3651
365218. Named domain lists were not supported in the hosts_treat_as_local option.
3653 An entry such as +xxxx was not recognized, and was treated as a literal
3654 domain name.
3655
365619. Ensure that header lines added by a DATA ACL are included in the reject log
3657 if the ACL subsequently rejects the message.
3658