Fix bug #448
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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
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9MH/01 Fix for bug #448, segfault in Dovecot authenticator when interface_address
10 is unset (happens when testing with -bh and -oMi isn't used). Thanks to
11 Jan Srzednicki.
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13PH/01 Added a new log selector smtp_no_mail, to log SMTP sessions that do not
14 issue a MAIL command.
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20PH/01 Two more bugs that were introduced by 4.64/PH/07, in addition to the one
21 fixed by 4.65/MH/01 (is this a record?) are fixed:
22
23 (i) An empty string was always treated as zero by the numeric comparison
24 operators. This behaviour has been restored.
25
26 (ii) It is documented that the numeric comparison operators always treat
27 their arguments as decimal numbers. This was broken in that numbers
28 starting with 0 were being interpreted as octal.
29
30 While fixing these problems I realized that there was another issue that
31 hadn't been noticed. Values of message_size_limit (both the global option
32 and the transport option) were treated as octal if they started with 0.
33 The documentation was vague. These values are now always treated as
34 decimal, and I will make that clear in the documentation.
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40TK/01 Disable default definition of HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE. Clashes with
41 Linux large file support (_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64) on older glibc
42 versions. (#438)
43
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44MH/01 Don't check that the operands of numeric comparison operators are
45 integers when their expansion is in "skipping" mode (fixes bug
46 introduced by 4.64-PH/07).
47
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48PH/01 If a system filter or a router generates more than SHRT_MAX (32767)
49 child addresses, Exim now panics and dies. Previously, because the count
50 is held in a short int, deliveries were likely to be lost. As such a
51 large number of recipients for a single message is ridiculous
52 (performance will be very, very poor), I have chosen to impose a limit
53 rather than extend the field.
54
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59TK/01 Bugzilla #401. Fix DK spooling code so that it can overwrite a
60 leftover -K file (the existence of which was triggered by #402).
61 While we were at it, introduced process PID as part of the -K
62 filename. This should rule out race conditions when creating
63 these files.
64
65TK/02 Bugzilla #402. Apply patch from Simon Arlott, speeding up DK signing
66 processing considerably. Previous code took too long for large mails,
67 triggering a timeout which in turn triggers #401.
68
69TK/03 Introduced HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE to os.h-Linux. Currently only used
70 in the DK code in transports.c. sendfile() is not really portable,
71 hence the _LINUX specificness.
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73TF/01 In the add_headers option to the mail command in an Exim filter,
74 there was a bug that Exim would claim a syntax error in any
75 header after the first one which had an odd number of characters
76 in the field name.
77
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78PH/01 If a server that rejects MAIL FROM:<> was the target of a sender
79 callout verification, Exim cached a "reject" for the entire domain. This
80 is correct for most verifications, but it is not correct for a recipient
81 verification with use_sender or use_postmaster set, because in that case
82 the callout does not use MAIL FROM:<>. Exim now distinguishes the special
83 case of MAIL FROM:<> rejection from other early rejections (e.g.
84 rejection of HELO). When verifying a recipient using a non-null MAIL
85 address, the cache is ignored if it shows MAIL FROM:<> rejection.
86 Whatever the result of the callout, the value of the domain cache is
87 left unchanged (for any other kind of callout, getting as far as trying
88 RCPT means that the domain itself is ok).
89
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90PH/02 Tidied a number of unused variable and signed/unsigned warnings that
91 gcc 4.1.1 threw up.
92
93PH/03 On Solaris, an unexpectedly close socket (dropped connection) can
94 manifest itself as EPIPE rather than ECONNECT. When tidying away a
95 session, the daemon ignores ECONNECT errors and logs others; it now
96 ignores EPIPE as well.
97
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98PH/04 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up mime.c
99 (quoted-printable decoding).
100
cc2ed8f7 101PH/05 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up spool_mbox.c, and
21a04aa3 102 later the small subsequent patch to fix an introduced bug.
f951fd57 103
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104PH/06 Installed the latest Cygwin Makefile from the Cygwin maintainer.
105
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106PH/07 There was no check for overflow in expansions such as ${if >{1}{4096M}}.
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108PH/08 An error is now given if message_size_limit is specified negative.
109
38a0a95f 110PH/09 Applied and tidied up Jakob Hirsch's patch for allowing ACL variables
641cb756 111 to be given (somewhat) arbitrary names.
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113JJ/01 exipick 20060919.0, allow for arbitrary acl_ variables introduced
114 in 4.64-PH/09.
115
116JJ/02 exipick 20060919.0, --show-vars args can now be regular expressions,
117 miscellaneous code fixes
118
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119PH/10 Added the log_reject_target ACL modifier to specify where to log
120 rejections.
121
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122PH/11 Callouts were setting the name used for EHLO/HELO from $smtp_active_
123 hostname. This is wrong, because it relates to the incoming message (and
124 probably the interface on which it is arriving) and not to the outgoing
125 callout (which could be using a different interface). This has been
126 changed to use the value of the helo_data option from the smtp transport
127 instead - this is what is used when a message is actually being sent. If
128 there is no remote transport (possible with a router that sets up host
129 addresses), $smtp_active_hostname is used.
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14aa5a05 131PH/12 Installed Andrey Panin's patch to add a dovecot authenticator. Various
7befa435 132 tweaks were necessary in order to get it to work (see also 21 below):
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133 (a) The code assumed that strncpy() returns a negative number on buffer
134 overflow, which isn't the case. Replaced with Exim's string_format()
135 function.
136 (b) There were several signed/unsigned issues. I just did the minimum
137 hacking in of casts. There is scope for a larger refactoring.
138 (c) The code used strcasecmp() which is not a standard C function.
139 Replaced with Exim's strcmpic() function.
140 (d) The code set only $1; it now sets $auth1 as well.
141 (e) A simple test gave the error "authentication client didn't specify
142 service in request". It would seem that Dovecot has changed its
143 interface. Fortunately there's a specification; I followed it and
144 changed what the client sends and it appears to be working now.
145
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146PH/13 Added $message_headers_raw to provide the headers without RFC 2047
147 decoding.
148
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149PH/14 Corrected misleading output from -bv when -v was also used. Suppose the
150 address A is aliased to B and C, where B exists and C does not. Without
151 -v the output is "A verified" because verification stops after a
152 successful redirection if more than one address is generated. However,
153 with -v the child addresses are also verified. Exim was outputting "A
154 failed to verify" and then showing the successful verification for C,
155 with its parentage. It now outputs "B failed to verify", showing B's
156 parentage before showing the successful verification of C.
157
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158PH/15 Applied Michael Deutschmann's patch to allow DNS black list processing to
159 look up a TXT record in a specific list after matching in a combined
160 list.
161
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162PH/16 It seems that the options setting for the resolver (RES_DEFNAMES and
163 RES_DNSRCH) can affect the behaviour of gethostbyname() and friends when
164 they consult the DNS. I had assumed they would set it the way they
165 wanted; and indeed my experiments on Linux seem to show that in some
166 cases they do (I could influence IPv6 lookups but not IPv4 lookups).
167 To be on the safe side, however, I have now made the interface to
168 host_find_byname() similar to host_find_bydns(), with an argument
169 containing the DNS resolver options. The host_find_byname() function now
170 sets these options at its start, just as host_find_bydns() does. The smtp
171 transport options dns_qualify_single and dns_search_parents are passed to
172 host_find_byname() when gethostbyname=TRUE in this transport. Other uses
173 of host_find_byname() use the default settings of RES_DEFNAMES
174 (qualify_single) but not RES_DNSRCH (search_parents).
175
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176PH/17 Applied (a modified version of) Nico Erfurth's patch to make
177 spool_read_header() do less string testing, by means of a preliminary
178 switch on the second character of optional "-foo" lines. (This is
179 overdue, caused by the large number of possibilities that now exist.
180 Originally there were few.) While I was there, I also converted the
181 str(n)cmp tests so they don't re-test the leading "-" and the first
182 character, in the hope this might squeeze out yet more improvement.
183
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184PH/18 Two problems with "group" syntax in header lines when verifying: (1) The
185 flag allowing group syntax was set by the header_syntax check but not
186 turned off, possible causing trouble later; (2) The flag was not being
187 set at all for the header_verify test, causing "group"-style headers to
188 be rejected. I have now set it in this case, and also caused header_
189 verify to ignore an empty address taken from a group. While doing this, I
190 came across some other cases where the code for allowing group syntax
191 while scanning a header line wasn't quite right (mostly, not resetting
192 the flag correctly in the right place). These bugs could have caused
193 trouble for malformed header lines. I hope it is now all correct.
194
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195PH/19 The functions {pwcheck,saslauthd}_verify_password() are always called
196 with the "reply" argument non-NULL. The code, however (which originally
197 came from elsewhere) had *some* tests for NULL when it wrote to *reply,
198 but it didn't always do it. This confused somebody who was copying the
199 code for some other use. I have removed all the tests.
200
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201PH/20 It was discovered that the GnuTLS code had support for RSA_EXPORT, a
202 feature that was used to support insecure browsers during the U.S. crypto
203 embargo. It requires special client support, and Exim is probably the
204 only MTA that supported it -- and would never use it because real RSA is
205 always available. This code has been removed, because it had the bad
206 effect of slowing Exim down by computing (never used) parameters for the
207 RSA_EXPORT functionality.
208
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209PH/21 On the advice of Timo Sirainen, added a check to the dovecot
210 authenticator to fail if there's a tab character in the incoming data
211 (there should never be unless someone is messing about, as it's supposed
212 to be base64-encoded). Also added, on Timo's advice, the "secured" option
213 if the connection is using TLS or if the remote IP is the same as the
214 local IP, and the "valid-client-cert option" if a client certificate has
215 been verified.
216
48da4259 217PH/22 As suggested by Dennis Davis, added a server_condition option to *all*
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218 authenticators. This can be used for authorization after authentication
219 succeeds. (In the case of plaintext, it servers for both authentication
220 and authorization.)
221
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222PH/23 Testing for tls_required and lost_connection in a retry rule didn't work
223 if any retry times were supplied.
224
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225PH/24 Exim crashed if verify=helo was activated during an incoming -bs
226 connection, where there is no client IP address to check. In this
227 situation, the verify now always succeeds.
228
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229PH/25 Applied John Jetmore's -Mset patch.
230
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231PH/26 Added -bem to be like -Mset, but loading a message from a file.
232
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233PH/27 In a string expansion for a processed (not raw) header when multiple
234 headers of the same name were present, leading whitespace was being
235 removed from all of them, but trailing whitespace was being removed only
236 from the last one. Now trailing whitespace is removed from each header
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237 before concatenation. Completely empty headers in a concatenation (as
238 before) are ignored.
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240PH/28 Fixed bug in backwards-compatibility feature of PH/09 (thanks to John
241 Jetmore). It would have mis-read ACL variables from pre-4.61 spool files.
242
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243PH/29 [Removed. This was a change that I later backed out, and forgot to
244 correct the ChangeLog entry (that I had efficiently created) before
245 committing the later change.]
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247PH/30 Exim was sometimes attempting to deliver messages that had suffered
248 address errors (4xx response to RCPT) over the same connection as other
249 messages routed to the same hosts. Such deliveries are always "forced",
250 so retry times are not inspected. This resulted in far too many retries
251 for the affected addresses. The effect occurred only when there were more
252 hosts than the hosts_max_try setting in the smtp transport when it had
253 the 4xx errors. Those hosts that it had tried were not added to the list
254 of hosts for which the message was waiting, so if all were tried, there
255 was no problem. Two fixes have been applied:
256
257 (i) If there are any address or message errors in an SMTP delivery, none
258 of the hosts (tried or untried) are now added to the list of hosts
259 for which the message is waiting, so the message should not be a
260 candidate for sending over the same connection that was used for a
261 successful delivery of some other message. This seems entirely
262 reasonable: after all the message is NOT "waiting for some host".
263 This is so "obvious" that I'm not sure why it wasn't done
264 previously. Hope I haven't missed anything, but it can't do any
265 harm, as the worst effect is to miss an optimization.
266
267 (ii) If, despite (i), such a delivery is accidentally attempted, the
268 routing retry time is respected, so at least it doesn't keep
269 hammering the server.
270
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271PH/31 Installed Andrew Findlay's patch to close the writing end of the socket
272 in ${readsocket because some servers need this prod.
273
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274PH/32 Added some extra debug output when updating a wait-xxx database.
275
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276PH/33 The hint "could be header name not terminated by colon", which has been
277 given for certain expansion errors for a long time, was not being given
278 for the ${if def:h_colon_omitted{... case.
279
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280PH/34 The spec says: "With one important exception, whenever a domain list is
281 being scanned, $domain contains the subject domain." There was at least
282 one case where this was not true.
283
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284PH/35 The error "getsockname() failed: connection reset by peer" was being
285 written to the panic log as well as the main log, but it isn't really
286 panic-worthy as it just means the connection died rather early on. I have
287 removed the panic log writing for the ECONNRESET error when getsockname()
288 fails.
289
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290PH/36 After a 4xx response to a RCPT error, that address was delayed (in queue
291 runs only) independently of the message's sender address. This meant
292 that, if the 4xx error was in fact related to the sender, a different
293 message to the same recipient with a different sender could confuse
294 things. In particualar, this can happen when sending to a greylisting
295 server, but other circumstances could also provoke similar problems.
296 I have changed the default so that the retry time for these errors is now
297 based a combination of the sender and recipient addresses. This change
298 can be overridden by setting address_retry_include_sender=false in the
299 smtp transport.
300
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301PH/37 For LMTP over TCP/IP (the smtp transport), error responses from the
302 remote server are returned as part of bounce messages. This was not
303 happening for LMTP over a pipe (the lmtp transport), but now it is the
304 same for both kinds of LMTP.
305
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306PH/38 Despite being documented as not happening, Exim was rewriting addresses
307 in header lines that were in fact CNAMEs. This is no longer the case.
308
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309PH/39 If -R or -S was given with -q<time>, the effect of -R or -S was ignored,
310 and queue runs started by the daemon processed all messages. This has
311 been fixed so that -R and -S can now usefully be given with -q<time>.
312
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313PH/40 Import PCRE release 6.7 (fixes some bugs).
314
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315PH/41 Add bitwise logical operations to eval (courtesy Brad Jorsch).
316
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317PH/42 Give an error if -q is specified more than once.
318
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319PH/43 Renamed the variables $interface_address and $interface_port as
320 $received_ip_address and $received_port, to make it clear that these
321 values apply to message reception, and not to the outgoing interface when
322 a message is delivered. (The old names remain recognized, of course.)
323
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324PH/44 There was no timeout on the connect() call when using a Unix domain
325 socket in the ${readsocket expansion. There now is.
326
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327PH/45 Applied a modified version of Brad Jorsch's patch to allow "message" to
328 be meaningful with "accept".
329
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330SC/01 Eximstats V1.43
331 Bug fix for V1.42 with -h0 specified. Spotted by Chris Lear.
332
333SC/02 Eximstats V1.44
334 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in the generated
335 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
336
337SC/03 Eximstats V1.45 (Marco Gaiarin / Steve Campbell)
338 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics.
339 Don't display local sender or destination tables unless
340 there is data to show.
341 Added average volumes into the top table text output.
342
343SC/04 Eximstats V1.46
344 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients)
345 as well as the number of messages.
346
347SC/05 Eximstats V1.47
348 Added 'Message too big' to the list of mail rejection
349 reasons (thanks to Marco Gaiarin).
350
351SC/06 Eximstats V1.48
352 Mainlog lines which have GMT offsets and are too short to
353 have a flag are now skipped.
354
355SC/07 Eximstats V1.49 (Alain Williams)
356 Added the -emptyok flag.
357
358SC/08 Eximstats V1.50
359 Fixes for obtaining the IP address from reject messages.
360
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361JJ/03 exipick.20061117.2, made header handling as similar to exim as possible
362 (added [br]h_ prefixes, implemented RFC2047 decoding. Fixed
363 whitesspace changes from 4.64-PH/27
364
365JJ/04 exipick.20061117.2, fixed format and added $message_headers_raw to
366 match 4.64-PH/13
367
368JJ/05 exipick.20061117.2, bug fixes (error out sooner when invalid criteria
369 are found, allow negative numbers in numeric criteria)
370
371JJ/06 exipick.20061117.2, added new $message_body_missing variable
372
373JJ/07 exipick.20061117.2, added $received_ip_address and $received_port
374 to match changes made in 4.64-PH/43
375
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376PH/46 Applied Jori Hamalainen's patch to add features to exiqsumm.
377
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378PH/47 Put in an explicit test for a DNS lookup of an address record where the
379 "domain" is actually an IP address, and force a failure. This locks out
380 those revolvers/nameservers that support "A-for-A" lookups, in
381 contravention of the specifications.
382
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383PH/48 When a host name was looked up from an IP address, and the subsequent
384 forward lookup of the name timed out, the host name was left in
385 $sender_host_name, contrary to the specification.
d7d7b289 386
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387PH/49 Although default lookup types such as lsearch* or cdb*@ have always been
388 restricted to single-key lookups, Exim was not diagnosing an error if
389 * or *@ was used with a query-style lookup.
390
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391PH/50 Increased the value of DH_BITS in tls-gnu.c from 768 to 1024.
392
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393MH/01 local_scan ABI version incremented to 1.1. It should have been updated
394 long ago, but noone interested enough thought of it. Let's just say that
395 the "1.1" means that there are some new functions that weren't there at
396 some point in the past.
397
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398PH/51 Error processing for expansion failure of helo_data from an smtp
399 transport during callout processing was broken.
400
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401PH/52 Applied John Jetmore's patch to allow tls-on-connect and STARTTLS to be
402 tested/used via the -bh/-bhc/-bs options.
403
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404PH/53 Added missing "#include <time.h>" to pcre/pcretest.c (this was a PCRE
405 bug, fixed in subsequent PCRE releases).
406
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407PH/54 Applied Robert Bannocks' patch to avoid a problem with references that
408 arises when using the Solaris LDAP libraries (but not with OpenLDAP).
409
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410PH/55 Check for a ridiculously long file name in exim_dbmbuild.
411
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416SC/01 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in eximstats generated
417 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
418
419SC/02 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics in eximstats.
420 Don't display local sender or destination tables in eximstats unless
421 there is data to show.
422 Added average volumes into the eximstats top table text output.
423
424SC/03 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients) as well
425 as the number of messages in eximstats.
426
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427TF/01 Correct an error in the documentation for the redirect router. Exim
428 does (usually) call initgroups() when daemonizing.
478be7b0 429
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430TF/02 Call initgroups() when dropping privilege in exim.c, so that Exim runs
431 with consistent privilege compared to when running as a daemon.
478be7b0 432
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433TF/03 Note in the spec that $authenticated_id is not set for local
434 submissions from trusted users.
435
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436TF/04 The ratelimit per_rcpt option now works correctly in acl_not_smtp.
437 Thanks to Dean Brooks <dean@iglou.com> for the patch.
438
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439TF/05 Make it easier to get SMTP authentication and TLS/SSL support working
440 by adding some example configuration directives to the default
441 configuration file. A little bit of work is required to uncomment the
442 directives and define how usernames and passwords are checked, but
443 there is now a framework to start from.
444
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445PH/01 Added #define LDAP_DEPRECATED 1 to ldap.c because some of the "old"
446 functions that Exim currently uses aren't defined in ldap.h for OpenLDAP
447 without this. I don't know how relevant this is to other LDAP libraries.
448
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449PH/02 Add the verb name to the "unknown ACL verb" error.
450
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451PH/03 Magnus Holmgren's patch for filter_prepend_home.
452
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453PH/03 Fixed Bugzilla #101: macro definition between ACLs doesn't work.
454
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455PH/04 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch to fix Bugzilla #98: transport's home
456 directory not expanded when it should be if an expanded home directory
457 was set for the address (which is overridden by the transport).
458
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459PH/05 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch to fix Bugzilla #99: a problem with
460 libradius.
461
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462PH/06 Added acl_not_smtp_start, based on Johannes Berg's patch, and set the
463 bit to forbid control=suppress_local_fixups in the acl_not_smtp ACL,
464 because it is too late at that time, and has no effect.
465
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466PH/07 Changed ${quote_pgsql to quote ' as '' instead of \' because of a
467 security issue with \' (bugzilla #107). I could not use the
468 PQescapeStringConn() function, because it needs a PGconn value as one of
469 its arguments.
470
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471PH/08 When testing addresses using -bt, indicate those final addresses that
472 are duplicates that would not cause an additional delivery. At least one
473 person was confused, thinking that -bt output corresponded to deliveries.
474 (Suppressing duplicates isn't a good idea as you lose the information
475 about possibly different redirections that led to the duplicates.)
476
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477PH/09 Applied patch from Erik to use select() instead of poll() in spam.c on
478 systems where poll() doesn't work, in particular OS X.
479
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480PH/10 Added more information to debugging output for retry time not reached.
481
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482PH/11 Applied patch from Arkadiusz Miskiewicz to apply a timeout to read
483 operations in malware.c.
484
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485PH/12 Applied patch from Magnus Holmgren to include the "h" tag in Domain Keys
486 signatures.
487
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488PH/13 If write_rejectlog was set false when logging was sent to syslog with
489 syslog_duplication set false, log lines that would normally be written
490 both the the main log and to the reject log were not written to syslog at
491 all.
492
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493PH/14 In the default configuration, change the use of "message" in ACL warn
494 statements to "add_header".
495
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496PH/15 Diagnose a filter syntax error for "seen", "unseen", or "noerror" if not
497 not followed by a command (e.g. "seen endif").
498
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499PH/16 Recognize SMTP codes at the start of "message" in ACLs and after :fail:
500 and :defer: in a redirect router. Add forbid_smtp_code to suppress the
501 latter.
502
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504 so that it is now:
505
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506 ${if or { \
507 { !eq{$h_list-id:$h_list-post:$h_list-subscribe:}{} } \
508 { match{$h_precedence:}{(?i)bulk|list|junk} } \
509 { match{$h_auto-submitted:}{(?i)auto-generated|auto-replied} } \
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510 }{no}{yes}}
511
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512 The Auto-Submitted: and various List- headers are standardised, whereas I
513 don't think Precedence: ever was.
5dff5817 514
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515PH/18 Refactored debugging code in route_finduser() to show more information,
516 in particular, the error code if getpwnam() issues one.
517
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518PH/19 Added PQsetClientEncoding(conn, "SQL_ASCII") to the pgsql code module.
519 This is apparently needed in addition to the PH/07 change above to avoid
520 any possible encoding problems.
521
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522PH/20 Perl can change the locale. Exim was resetting it after a ${perl call,
523 but not after initializing Perl.
524
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525PH/21 Added a call to PQsetNoticeProcessor() to catch pgsql "notices" and
526 output them only if debugging. By default they are written stderr,
527 apparently, which is not desirable.
528
6ec97b1b
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529PH/22 Added Alain Williams' LDAP patch to support setting REFERRALS=off on
530 queries.
531
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532JJ/01 exipick: added --reverse (and -R synonym), --random, --size, --sort and
533 --not options
534
535JJ/02 exipick: rewrote --help documentation to hopefully make more clear.
536
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537PH/23 Made -oMaa and -oMt work with -bh and -bs to pretend the connection is
538 authenticated or an ident call has been made. Suppress the default
539 values for $authenticated_id and $authenticated_sender (but permit -oMai
540 and -oMas) when testing with -bh.
541
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542PH/24 Re-jigged the order of the tests in the default configuration so that the
543 tests for valid domains and recipients precede the DNS black list and CSA
544 tests, on the grounds that those ones are more expensive.
545
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546PH/25 Exim was not testing for a space following SMTP commands such as EHLO
547 that require one. Thus, EHLORHUBARB was interpreted as a valid command.
548 This bug exists in every version of Exim that I still have, right back to
549 0.12.
550
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551PH/26 (n)wildlsearch lookups are documented as being done case-insensitively.
552 However, an attempt to turn on case-sensitivity in a regex key by
553 including (?-i) didn't work because the subject string was already
554 lowercased, and the effects were non-intuitive. It turns out that a
555 one-line patch can be used to allow (?-i) to work as expected.
556
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558Exim version 4.62
559-----------------
560
561TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
562 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
563
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564PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
565 patch).
566
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567PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
568 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
569 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
570 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
571 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
572 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
573 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
574 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
575 451 error is used.
576
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577PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
578
dd16e114
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579PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
580 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
581 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
582
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583PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
584 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
585 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
586 odd errors.
587
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588PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
589 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
590
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591PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
592 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
593 option (which defaults to 0600).
594
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595PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
596
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597PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
598 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
599 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
600 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
601 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
602 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
603 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
604
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605PH/10 Added the maildirfolder_create_regex option to appendfile.
606
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608Exim version 4.61
609-----------------
610
611PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
612 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
613 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
614 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
615 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
616 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
617 addresses as local.
618
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619PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
620 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
621
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622PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
623
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624PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
625 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
626 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
627 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
628 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
629 grumble.
630
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631PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
632 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
633
47ca6d6c
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634PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
635 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
636 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
637 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
638 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
639
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640PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
641 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
642 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
643 127.0.0.2 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
644
eff37e47
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645PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
646 be the same on different OS.
647
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648PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
649 testing.
650
b3f69ca8
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651JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
652 whether --show-vars was specified or not
653
654JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
655 in 4.61-PH/06
656
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657PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
658 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
659 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
660 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
661 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
662 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
663 bounce message.
664
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665PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
666 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
667 when Exim was called.
668
19b9dc85
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669PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
670 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
671
309bd837
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672PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
673 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
674 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
675 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
676
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677PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
678 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
679 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
680 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
681 changes:
682
683 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
684 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
685 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
686
687 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
688 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
689 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
690
9edc04ce
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691PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
692 feature).
693
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694PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
695 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
696 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
697 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
698 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
699 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
700 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
701 values from the SRV records were lost.
702
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703PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
704 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
705 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
706
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707PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
708 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
709 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
710
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711PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
712 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
713 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
714 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
715 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
716 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
717 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
718 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
719 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
dd16e114 720 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
727071f8 721
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722PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
723 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
724 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
725
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726PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
727 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
728
729PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
730 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
731 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
732 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
733 is given.
734
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735PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
736 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
737 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
738
739PH/24 An host item such as 1.2.3.4/abc was being treated as the IP address
740 1.2.3.4 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
741 PH/23 above applies.
742
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743PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
744 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
745 (for which there is an explicit test).
746
6a3f1455
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747PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
748
dac79d3e
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749PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
750 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
751 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
752 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
753 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
1349e1e5 754
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755PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
756 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
757 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
758 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
759
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760PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
761 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
762 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
763
0d46a8c8
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764PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
765
278c6e6c
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766PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
767
2cbb4081
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768PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
769 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
770 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
771
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772PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
773 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
774 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
775 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
776 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
777
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778PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
779 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
780 the message gets confusing).
781
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782PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
783 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
784 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
785 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
786
75e0e026
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787PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
788 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
789 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
790 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
791 same order.
792
793PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
794 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
795 the different processes.
796
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797PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
798
3cd34f13
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799PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
800
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801JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
802 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
803
804JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
805 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
806
807JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
808 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
809 messages matching specified criteria.
810
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811PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
812
929ba01c
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813PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
814 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
815
2632889e
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816PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
817 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
818 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
819 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
820 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
821 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
822 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
823 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
824 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
825 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
826
944a9c55
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827PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
828 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
829 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
830
4a23603b
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831PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
832
4730f942
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833PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
834 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
835 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
836 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
837 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
838 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
839 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
840 the variable.
841
30dba1e6
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842PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
843 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
844
382afc6b
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845PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
846
a86229cf
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847PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
848
50c99ba6
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849PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
850
d35e429d
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851PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
852 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
853 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
854 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
855 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
856 size of the count of files.
857
f90d018c
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858PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
859
75def545
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860PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
861 used in LMTP mode:
862
863 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
864 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
865 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
866 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
867
868 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
869 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
870 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
871
872PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
873 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
874 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
875 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
876 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
877
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878PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
879 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
880
71fafd95
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881PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
882 will now be deprecated.
883
2c5db4fd
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884PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
885
9cf6b11a
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886JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
887 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
888 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
889
890JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
891 with very large, slow to parse queues
892
893JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
894
895JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
896
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897PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
898 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
899 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
900 SMTP output lines.
901
46218253
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902PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
903 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
904 Sieve code now uses this.
905
e97957bc
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906PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
907 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
908
81e509d7
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909PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
910 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
911
3d240ff7
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912PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
913
b37c4101
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914PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
915 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
916 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
917 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
918 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
919
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920PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
921 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
922 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
923 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
924
e49c7bb4
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925PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
926
d114ec46
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927PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
928
f3d7df6c
PH
929PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
930 is preferred over IPv4.
931
715ab376
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932PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
933 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
934 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
935 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
936 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
937 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
938 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
939
6b31b150
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940PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
941 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
942 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
943
944PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
945
d515a917
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946PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
947 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
948 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
949 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
950 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
951 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
952 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
953 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
954 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
955 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
956 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
957
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958PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
959 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
960 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
961
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963Exim version 4.60
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965
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966PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
967
968 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
969 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
970
971 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
972 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
973 statements are most likely to be submissions.
5de37277 974
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975PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
976
977 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
978 not a single digit.
979
980 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
981 string.
982
983 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
984 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
985 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
986 silly things.
987
988 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
989 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
990
991 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
992 inside the third argument.
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994PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
995 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
996 "/bin:/usr/bin".
997
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998PH/04 SUPPORT_TRANSLATE_IP_ADDRESS and MOVE_FROZEN_MESSAGES did not cause
999 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
b2f5a032 1000
c25242d7
PH
1001PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
1002 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
1003
1004 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
1005
1006 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
1007 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
1008 this:
1009
1010 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
1011
82c19f95
PH
1012PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
1013 command, (for example, EHLO [1.2.3.4]) and the client's IP address was
1014 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
1015 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
1016 identical. For example:
1017
1018 Received: from [1.2.3.4] (helo=[1.2.3.4])
1019
1020 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
1021 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
1022 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
1023
d7ffbc12
PH
1024PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
1025 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
1026 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
1027 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
1028
9f526266
PH
1029PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
1030 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
1031 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
1032 message.
1033
87fcc8b9
PH
1034PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
1035
1036 o fixes some comments
1037 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
1038 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
1039 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
1040 and documents the missing references header update
1041
1042 and most important:
1043
1044 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
1045 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
1046 result)
1047
456682f5
PH
1048PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
1049 Electronic Mail") by including:
1050
1051 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
1052
1053 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
1054 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
1055 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
1056 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
1057 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
1058
1059 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
1060
1061 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
1062
1063 The auto-replied keyword:
1064
1065 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
1066 message by an automatic process,
1067
1068 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
1069
1070 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
1071 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
1072
1073 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
1074 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
1075 other messages.
1076
3e46c1aa
PH
1077PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
1078 to the default Received: header definition.
456682f5 1079
49826d12
PH
1080PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
1081
eba0c039
PH
1082PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
1083 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
1084 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
1085
a0d6ba8a
PH
1086PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
1087 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
1088 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
1089
f0917727
PH
1090PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
1091 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
1092 and treats the condition as false.
1093
096fee00
PH
1094PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
1095
024bd3c2
PH
1096PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
1097 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
1098 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
1099 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
1100 not changing the active code.
1101
1102 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
1103 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
1104
1105 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
1106 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
1107
df199fec
PH
1108PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
1109 (Bugzilla #53).
1110
d27f1df3
PH
1111PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
1112 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
1113 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
1114 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
1115 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
1116 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
1117 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
1118 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
1119 the text comparison.
1120
96776534
PH
1121PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
1122 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
1123 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
1124 The same fix has been applied.
1125
5de37277 1126
9a799bc0
PH
1127Exim version 4.54
1128-----------------
1129
1130PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
1131 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
1132 It now does.
1133
99a4b039
PH
1134PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
1135 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
1136
1137PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
1138
4b233853
PH
1139PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
1140 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
1141 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
1142 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
1143 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
1144
8857ccfd
PH
1145TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
1146 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
1147 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
1148 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
1149 or /domain=).
1150
433a2980
PH
1151PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
1152 testing suite.
1153
3e46c1aa 1154
9a799bc0 1155
e3a311ba
TK
1156Exim version 4.53
1157-----------------
1158
1159TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
1160 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
1161
13b685f9
PH
1162PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
1163
395ff96d
PH
1164PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
1165
5b68f6e4
PH
1166PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
1167 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
1168 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
1169
1ab52c69
PH
1170PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
1171 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
1172 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
1173
b07e6aa3
PH
1174PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
1175 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
1176 operating systems.
1177
254e032f
PH
1178PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
1179 ${stat: expansion item.
1180
3af76a81
PH
1181PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
1182 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
1183
2548ba04
PH
1184PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
1185 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
1186 file for comments.
1187
b6c6011d
PH
1188PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
1189
cf39cf57
PH
1190PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
1191 setting.
1192
f1513293
PH
1193PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
1194 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
1195
727549a4
PH
1196TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
1197
af46795e
PH
1198PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
1199 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
1200 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
1201 the end of the subprocess.
1202
d7b47fd0
PH
1203PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
1204 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
1205 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
1206 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
1207 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
1208
ee744174
JJ
1209JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
1210
b582ab87
PH
1211TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
1212
41a13e0a
PH
1213PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
1214 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
1215
f625cc5a
PH
1216PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
1217
1218PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
1219
21f7af35
PH
1220PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
1221 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
1222 HP-UX compiler.
1223
31480e42
PH
1224PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
1225
2d280592
PH
1226PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
1227 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
1228 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
1229
7cd1141b
PH
1230PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
1231 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
1232
1233PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
1234 host errors such as "Connection refused".
1235
750af86e
PH
1236PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
1237 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
1238
1239 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
1240 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
1241
1242 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
1243 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
1244 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
1245 contributed by a Radius user.
1246
1247PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
1248 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
1249
4304270b
TK
1250TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
1251 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
1252
750af86e
PH
1253PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
1254 available.
1255
64ffc24f
PH
1256PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
1257 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
1258 received.
1259
5dd9625b
PH
1260PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
1261 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
1262 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
1263 header lines when this was not necessary.
1264
5591031b
PH
1265PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
1266
ba18e66a
PH
1267PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
1268 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
1269 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
1270 exists".
1271
9cec981f
PH
1272PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
1273 -bV or -d is used.
1274
aa2b5c79
PH
1275PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
1276 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
1509d3a8
PH
1277 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
1278 return code was incorrect.
aa2b5c79 1279
48a53b7f
PH
1280PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
1281
1c59d63b
PH
1282PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
1283
671012da
TK
1284TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
1285
1509d3a8
PH
1286PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
1287
1288PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
1289 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
1290 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
1291 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
1292 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
1293 settings.
1294
1295PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
1296
2fe1a124
PH
1297PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
1298 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
1299 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
1300 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
1301 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
1302 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
1303 which is clearly wrong.
1304
8800895a
PH
1305PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
1306
ccfdb010
PH
1307PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
1308 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
1309 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
1310 subsequently added.
1311
1130bfb0
PH
1312PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
1313 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
1314
ebcb507f
PH
1315PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
1316
c35e155c
PH
1317PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
1318 the "build-* directories that it finds.
1319
95d1f782
PH
1320PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
1321 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
1322
fd6de02e
PH
1323PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
1324 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
1325
58de37c5
PH
1326PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
1327 recipients, not senders.
1328
261cf466
TF
1329TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
1330 the ratelimit ACL was added.
1331
3ee512ff
PH
1332PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
1333
e08c430f
PH
1334PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
1335
bef5a11f
PH
1336PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
1337 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
1338 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
1339 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
1340
7546de58
TF
1341TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
1342
e5d5a95f
TF
1343TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
1344 clock is set back in time.
1345
2e88a017
TF
1346TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
1347 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
1348
a5f65aa4
TF
1349TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
1350 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
1351
e7726cbf
PH
1352PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
1353 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
1354 (see PH/47 above).
1355
a7fdad5b
TF
1356TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
1357 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
1358 header rewrites.
1359
6af56900
PH
1360PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
1361 type ("H").
1362
0925ede6
PH
1363PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
1364
66afa403
TF
1365TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
1366 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
1367 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
1368
0154e85a
TF
1369TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
1370 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
1371 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
1372 helo verification defer as a failure.
1373
16f12c76
PH
1374PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
1375 actual error message.
1376
bbe902f0 1377
e5a9dba6
PH
1378Exim version 4.52
1379-----------------
1380
1381TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
1382
22c3b60b
PH
1383PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
1384 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
1385 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
1386 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
1387
06a9b4b5
PH
1388TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
1389
c1ac6996
PH
1390PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
1391 can still be requested.
1392
9c7a242c
PH
1393PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
1394 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
1395 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
1396 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
1397
87ba3f5f
PH
1398TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
1399 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
1400 circumstances, but probably never did.
1401
1402PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
1403 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
1404 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
1405 in the header line.
1406
29aba418
TF
1407TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
1408
fe0dab11
TF
1409TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
1410 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
870f6ba8 1411
11d337a4
TK
1412TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
1413
1414TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
1415
415c8f3b
PH
1416PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
1417 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
1418 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
1419 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
1420 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
1421 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
11d337a4 1422
958541e9
PH
1423PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
1424 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
1425 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
1426 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
1427 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
1428 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
1429
c206415f
TK
1430TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
1431 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
1432
2a4be8f9
PH
1433PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
1434 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
1435
1cba11c5
SC
1436SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
1437 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
1438
1439SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
1440
1441SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
1442
1443SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
1444
1445SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
1446
1447SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
1448
1449SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
1450
1005d00e
TK
1451TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
1452
1453TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
1454 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
1455 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
1456
1457TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
1458 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
1459 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
1460 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
1461
9b4768fa
PH
1462PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
1463 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
1464 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
1465
1466PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
1467 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
1468 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
1469 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
1470
0d7eb84a
PH
1471PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
1472 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
1473 to be made).
1474
1475PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
1476 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
1477 should work with maildirs and everything.
1478
40727bee
TK
1479TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
1480 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
1481
554d2369
TF
1482TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
1483 <jgh@wizmail.org>
1484
1f922db1
PH
1485PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
1486 function for BDB 4.3.
1487
ef213c3b
PH
1488PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
1489
8ac170f3
PH
1490PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
1491 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
1492 involved.
1493
b1c749bb
PH
1494PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
1495 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
1496 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
c6c2dc1d
PH
1497 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
1498 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
1499 formatting function string_vformat().
b1c749bb 1500
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1501PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
1502 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
1503 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
1504 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
1505 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
1506 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
1507 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
1508 falls back to the previous guessing code."
1509
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1510TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
1511 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
1512 details.
1513
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1514PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
1515 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
1516
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1517PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
1518 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
1519 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
1520 test. It is now used for both.
1521
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1522PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
1523 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
1524 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
1525 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
1526 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
1527 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
1528
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1529PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
1530 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
1531 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
1532 string_vformat().
1533
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1534PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
1535 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
1536 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
ca02eafb 1537
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1538PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
1539 experimental DomainKeys support:
1540
1541 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
1542 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
1543 the control was given.
1544
1545 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
1546
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1547PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
1548
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1549PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
1550
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1551PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
1552 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
1553 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
1554 db.h files).
1555
ff790e47 1556PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
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1557 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
1558 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
1559 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
1560 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
1561 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
1562 course.
ff790e47 1563
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1564PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
1565 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
1566 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
1567 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
1568 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
1569 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
1570
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1571PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
1572 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
1573 do -d+all out of habit.
1574
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1575PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
1576 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
1577 x86_64 Fedora Core.
1578
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1579PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
1580 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
1581 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
1582 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
1583 record types that Exim uses.
1584
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1585PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
1586 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
1587 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
1588 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
1589 non-existent file that was broken.
1590
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1591TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
1592 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
1593
1594TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
1595 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
1596 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
1597
1598TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
1599
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1600PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
1601 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
1602 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
1603 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
1604 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
1605 same time.
1606
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1607SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
1608 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
1609 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
1610 at a slight CPU cost.
1611
1612SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
1613 as requested by Marc Sherman.
1614
1615SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
1616 by Marc Sherman.
1617
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1618SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
1619
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1620PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
1621 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
1622
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1624Exim version 4.51
1625-----------------
1626
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1627TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
1628 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
1629
2f079f46 1630TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
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1631
1632TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
1633
1634PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
1635 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
1636
1637PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
1638 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
1639 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
1640 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
1641 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
1642 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
1643 file.
1644
1645PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
1646 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
1647 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
1648 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
1649 these two options.
1650
1651PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
1652 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
1653 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
1654 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
1655 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
1656 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
1657 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
c2c19e9d 1658 address.
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1659
1660PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
1661 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
1662
1663PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
1664 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
1665 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
1666 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
1667 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
1668 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
1669
1670PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
1671 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
1672 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
1673 SMTP commands that take arguments.
1674
1675PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
1676 Finch).
1677
1678PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
1679 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
8d67ada3 1680
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1681PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
1682 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
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1683 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
1684 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
1685 message.
49c2d5ea 1686
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1687PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
1688
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1689PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
1690 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
1691
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1692PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
1693 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
1694 to what was transported.)
1695
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1696TF/01 Added $received_time.
1697
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1698PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
1699 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
1700 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
1701 spamd_address settings.
1702
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1703PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
1704 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
1705 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
1706 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
1707 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
1708
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1709PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
1710
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1711PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
1712 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
1713 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
1714 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
1715 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
1716
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1717PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
1718 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
1719
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1720PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
1721 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
1722 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
1723 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
1724 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
1725 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
1726 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
1727 for failure.
1728
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1729PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
1730 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
1731 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
1732 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
1733 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
1734 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
1735 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
1736 "input=".
1737
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1738PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
1739
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1740PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
1741 driver and ACL definitions.
1742
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1743PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
1744 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
1745
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1746PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
1747 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
1748 understands it better than I do:
1749
1750 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
1751 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
1752
1753 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
1754 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
1755 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
1756 => three warnings about OTP not working
1757 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
1758
1759 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
1760 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
1761 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
1762 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
1763 for each call.)
1764 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
1765 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
1766
1767 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
1768 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
1769 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
1770
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1771PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
1772 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
1773 specified.
1774
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1775PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
1776 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
1777 "Linux".
1778
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1779PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
1780 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
1781 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
1782
1783 warn !verify = sender
1784 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
1785
1786 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
1787 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
1788
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1789PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
1790
1791 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
1792 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
1793
1794 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
1795 nomenclature these days.)
1796
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1797PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
1798 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
1799
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1800PH/30 In these circumstances:
1801 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
1802 . First host does not offer TLS;
1803 . First host accepts first address;
1804 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
1805 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
1806 . Second host accepts second address.
1807 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
1808 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
1809 address.
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1811PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
1812 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
1813 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
1814 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
1815 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
1816
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1817PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
1818 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
1819
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1820PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
1821 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
c688b954 1822
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1823PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
1824 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
1825 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
1826
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1827PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
1828 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
1829 overlooked.
1830
1831PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
1832
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1833PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
1834 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
1835 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
1836 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
1837 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
1838 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
1839 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
1840
1841 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
1842 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
1843 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
1844 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
1845 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
1846
1847 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
1848 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
1849 routed further.
1850
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1851PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
1852 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
1853 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
1854 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
1855 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
1856 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
1857
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1858PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
1859
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1860PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
1861 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
1862 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
1863 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
1864 printable escape sequences.
1865
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1866PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
1867 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
1868 body only.
1869
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1870PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
1871 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
1872 are as follows:
1873
1874 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
1875 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
1876 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
1877 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
1878 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
1879
1880 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
1881 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
1882 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
1883
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1884PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
1885
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1886PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
1887 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
1888 play with."
1889
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1890PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
1891 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
1892 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
1893 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
1894 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
1895 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
1896 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
1897 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
1898 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
1899 the log output.
1900
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1901PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
1902 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
1903 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
1904 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
1905 "make".
1906
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1908A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
1909----------------------------------------
1910
1911Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
1912changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
1913needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
1914in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
1915that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
1916release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
1917from 4.43.
1918
1919I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
19204.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
1921those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
1922historical information.
1923
1924
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1927
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1928 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
1929
139059f6 1930 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 1931 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 1932
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1933 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1934 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1935 place.
1936
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1937 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1938 filter fails to execute.
1939
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1940 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1941 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1942 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1943 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1944 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1945
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1946 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
1947
1948 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1949 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1950 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1951 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
35edf2ff 1952
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1953 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1954 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1955 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1956 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1957 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1958
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1959 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
1960
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196110. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1962
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196311. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1964 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1965 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1966 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1967
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196812. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1969 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1970 sender verification.
1971
197213. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
1973 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
1974
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197514. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
1976
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197715. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
1978 connection timeout.
1979
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198016. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1981 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1982
650edc6f
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198317. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1984 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1985
2c7db3f5
PH
198618. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
1987 information about exactly what failed.
1988
3d235903
PH
198919. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
1990
7c7ad977
PH
199120. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
1992 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
1993 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
1994
981756db
PH
199521. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
1996 It is now set to "smtps".
1997
d4eb88df
PH
199822. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1999 ignore_target_hosts.
2000
200123. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
2002 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
2003 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
2004 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
2005 "[x.x.x.x]".
2006
7d468ab8
PH
200724. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
2008 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
2009 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
2010
201125. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
2012 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
2013 wake it up if nothing else does.
2014
62c0818f
PH
201526. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
2016 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
2017 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
2018 end up negative.
2019
26034054
PH
202027. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
2021 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
2022
af66f652
PH
202328. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
2024
90af77f4
PH
202529. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
2026 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
2027 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
2028 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
2029 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
2030 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
2031 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
2032 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
2033
d8ef3577
PH
203430. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
2035 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
2036 than one IP address.
2037
5cb8cbc6
PH
203831. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
2039 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
2040 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
2041 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
2042
14702f5b
PH
204332. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
2044 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
2045 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
2046 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
2047 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
2048 1024 to 2048 bytes.
2049
063b1e99
PH
205033. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
2051 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
2052 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
2053 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
2054
652e1b65
PH
205534. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
2056 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
2057 respected.
2058
6f0c9a4f
PH
205935. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
2060 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
2061 $sender_host_address.
2062
33397d19
PH
206336. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
2064 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
2065 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
2066 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
2067 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
2068 very small.
2069
7bb56e1f
PH
207037. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
2071
2072 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
2073 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
2074
ea3bc19b
PH
2075 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
2076 just the host names, not the priorities.
2077
2078 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
ff4dbb19
PH
2079 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
2080 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 2081
ea3bc19b 2082 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 2083 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 2084
0bcb2a0e
PH
208538. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
2086 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
2087 domain.
2088
2ac0e484
PH
208939. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
2090
4e1fde53
PH
209140. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
2092 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
2093
de365ded
PH
209441. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
2095 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
2096 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
2097
f05da2e8
PH
209842. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
2099
d6453af2
PH
210043. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
2101
f7b63901
PH
210244. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
2103
210445. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
2105 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
2106 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
2107 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
2108 because the tests only now provoked it.
2109
a444213a
PH
211046. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
2111 (this can affect the format of dates).
2112
0ec020ea
PH
211347. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
2114 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
2115 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
2116 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
2117
b1206957
PH
211848. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
2119
212049. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
2121 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
2122 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
2123 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
2124
26dd5a95
PH
212550. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
2126 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
2127 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
2128
343b2385
PH
212951. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
2130 autoreply.
2131
1c5466b9
PH
213252. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
2133 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
2134 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2135 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2136 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2137 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2138 is going on).
2139
55ee9ee3
PH
214053. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
2141 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
2142 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
2143 the line.
2144
d38f8232
PH
214554. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
2146 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
2147 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
2148
2149 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
2150 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
2151 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
2152 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
2153 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
2154 so I produce this patch..."
2155
3295e65b
PH
2156 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
2157 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
2158 is not defined.
2159
7102e136
PH
216055. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2161 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
b975ba52
PH
2162 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2163 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 2164 CAN-2005-0021
7102e136 2165
3ca0ba97
PH
216656. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
2167
c2bcbe20
PH
216857. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
2169 long debug lines gets shown.
2170
18ce445d
PH
217158. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
2172 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
2173
1f5b4c3d
PH
217459. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
2175
2176 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
2177 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
2178 of $primary_hostname.
2179
b975ba52
PH
218060. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2181 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2182 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2183 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
85b87bc2
PH
2184 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2185 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2186 by change 4.50/55 above.
2187
2188 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2189 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2190 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2191 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2192 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2193 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 2194 CAN-2005-0021
85b87bc2
PH
2195
219661. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2197 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2198 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 2199 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 2200
17ffcae7
PH
220162. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
2202 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
2203
d95f9fdb
PH
220463. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2205 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2206 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2207 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2208 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
2209
86b8287f
PH
221064. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
2211 This has been fixed.
2212
60dc5e56
PH
221365. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2214 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2215 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2216 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2217 the caching.)
2218
533244af
PH
221966. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
2220
a5a28604
PH
222167. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
2222 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
2223 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
2224 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
2225
7e634d24
PH
222668. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
2227 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
2228
3e11c26b
PH
222969. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
2230 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
2231 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
2232
6729cf78
PH
223370. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
2234 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
2235 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
2236 message there.
2237
00f00ca5
PH
223871. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
2239 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
2240 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
2241
c9bdd01c
PH
224272. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
2243 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
2244 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
2245 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
2246
d43194df
PH
224773. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
2248 during host lookups.
2249
fe5b5d0b
PH
225074. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
2251 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
2252
2253 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
2254
76a2d7ba
PH
225575. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
2256 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
2257 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
2258 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
2259 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
2260 background.
2261
226276. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
2263 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
2264
04f7d5b9
PH
226577. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
2266 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
2267 for the non-SMTP ACL.
2268
bc60667e
PH
226978. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
2270
bb6e88ff
PH
227179. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
2272 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
2273 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
2274 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
2275 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
2276 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
2277 process earlier.
2278
1e70f85b
PH
227980. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
2280 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
2281 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
2282 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
2283 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
2284
228581. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
2286 tables).
2287
4e01f9d6
PH
228882. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
2289
1ee1cef2
PH
229083. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
2291 "vacation" handling.
2292
6e2b4ccc
PH
229384. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
2294 OS variants using glibc.
2295
8e669ac1
PH
229685. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
2297
495ae4b0 2298
bbe902f0
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2299----------------------------------------------------
2300See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
2301----------------------------------------------------
2302
2303
2304Exim version 4.44
2305-----------------
2306
2307 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
2308 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
2309 transport
2310
2311 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
2312 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
2313 place.
2314
2315 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
2316 filter fails to execute.
2317
2318 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
2319 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
2320 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
2321 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
2322 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
2323
2324 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
2325 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
2326 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
2327 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
2328
2329 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
2330 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
2331 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
2332 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
2333 control that does not make sense is encountered.
2334
2335 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
2336
2337 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
2338 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
2339 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
2340 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
2341
2342 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
2343 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
2344 sender verification.
2345
234610. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
2347 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
2348
234911. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
2350 the spool by the -Mrm option.
2351
235212. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
2353 ignore_target_hosts.
2354
235513. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
2356 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
2357 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
2358 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
2359 "[x.x.x.x]".
2360
236114. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
2362 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
2363 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
2364
236515. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
2366 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
2367 wake it up if nothing else does.
2368
236916. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
2370 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
2371 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
2372 end up negative.
2373
237417. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
2375 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
2376
ea3a6f44 237718. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
bbe902f0
PH
2378
237919. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
2380 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
2381 empty pattern.
2382
238320. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
2384 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
2385 one IP address.
2386
ea3a6f44
NM
238721. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
2388 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
2389 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
2390 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
2391 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
2392 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 2393
ea3a6f44
NM
239422. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
2395 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
2396 respected.
bbe902f0
PH
2397
239823. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
2399 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
2400 $sender_host_address.
2401
240224. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
2403
ea3a6f44
NM
240425. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
2405 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
2406 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
bbe902f0
PH
2407
240826. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 2409 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 2410
ea3a6f44
NM
241127. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
2412 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 2413
ea3a6f44
NM
241428. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
2415 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
2416 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
2417 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
bbe902f0
PH
2418
241929. eximstats updated to version 1.35
2420 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
2421 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
2422
ea3a6f44
NM
242330. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
2424 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
2425 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
2426 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 2427
ea3a6f44
NM
242831. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
2429 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
2430 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 2431
ea3a6f44
NM
243231. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
2433 autoreply.
bbe902f0 2434
ea3a6f44
NM
243532. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
2436 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
2437 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
2438 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
2439 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
2440 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
2441 is going on).
bbe902f0 2442
ea3a6f44
NM
244333. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
2444 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
2445 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
2446 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
bbe902f0
PH
2447 CAN-2005-0021
2448
ea3a6f44
NM
244934. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
2450 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
2451 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
2452 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
2453 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
2454 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
2455 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
2456
2457 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
2458 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
2459 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
2460 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
2461 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
2462 running as the user.
bbe902f0
PH
2463 CAN-2005-0021
2464
ea3a6f44
NM
246535. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
2466 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
2467 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
bbe902f0
PH
2468 CAN-2005-0022
2469
ea3a6f44
NM
247036. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
2471 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
2472 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
2473 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
2474 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 2475
ea3a6f44
NM
247637. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
2477 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
2478 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
2479 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
2480 the caching.)
bbe902f0 2481
ea3a6f44
NM
248238. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
2483 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
2484 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
2485 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
2486 because the tests only now provoked it.
bbe902f0
PH
2487
2488
495ae4b0
PH
2489Exim version 4.43
2490-----------------
2491
2492 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
2493 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
2494 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
2495 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
2496 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
2497 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
2498 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
2499
2500 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
2501 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
2502 the delivery.
2503
2504 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
2505
2506 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
2507
2508 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
2509 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
2510 to local_scan().
2511
2512 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
2513 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
2514 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
2515 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
2516 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
2517
2518 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
2519 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
2520
2521 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
2522
2523 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
2524
252510. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
2526 header_sender only.
2527
252811. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
2529 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
2530
253112. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
2532 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
2533 affecting debugging statements).
2534
253513. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
2536
253714. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
2538 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
2539 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
2540 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
2541 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
2542 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
2543 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
2544 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
2545 after the received time, and all would be well.
2546
254715. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
2548 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
2549 condition in an expansion string.
2550
255116. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
2552
255317. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
2554 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
2555 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
2556 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
2557 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
2558 job under whatever limits there are.
2559
256018. Imported PCRE 5.0.
2561
256219. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
2563 space).
2564
256520. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
2566 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
2567 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
2568 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
2569 return path is set.
2570
257121. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
2572 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
2573 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
2574 binary data in such strings.
2575
257622. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
2577
257823. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
2579 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
2580 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
2581 failure, which is pointless.
2582
258324. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
2584
258525. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
2586
258726. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
2588 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
2589 Sender: header lines.
2590
259127. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
2592 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
2593 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
2594
259528. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
2596 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
2597 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
2598 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
2599 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
2600 happens.
2601
260229. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
2603 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
2604 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
2605 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
2606 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
2607
260830. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
2609 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
2610 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
2611 1024.
2612
261331. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
2614 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
2615
261632. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
2617 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
2618
261933. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
2620
262132. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
2622
262333. Added an ACL for QUIT.
2624
262534. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
2626 syntax error.
2627
262835. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
2629
263036. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
2631
263237. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
2633 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
2634 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
2635 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
2636
263738. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
2638 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
2639
2640
2641Exim version 4.42
2642-----------------
2643
2644 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
2645 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
2646 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
2647 it was not quoted.
2648 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
2649 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
2650 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
2651 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
2652 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
2653 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
2654
2655 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
2656 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
2657 verification failure".
2658
2659 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
2660 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
2661 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
2662 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
2663
2664 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
2665 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
2666 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
2667 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
2668 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
2669 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
2670 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
2671 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
2672 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
2673 treated as a timeout.
2674
2675 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
2676 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
2677 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
2678 not set for Exim filters).
2679
2680 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
2681 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
2682 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
2683
2684 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
2685
2686 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
2687 try to make them clearer.
2688
2689 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
2690 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
2691
2692 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
2693
2694 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
2695
269610. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
2697 only the Cygwin environment.
2698
269911. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
2700 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
2701 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
2702 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
2703 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
2704
270512. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
2706 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
2707 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
2708 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
2709 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
2710 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
2711 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
2712
271313. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
2714 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
2715
271614. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
2717
2718 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
2719 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
2720 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
2721
2722 To: susanne@some.where
2723
2724 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
2725 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
2726 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
2727 of addresses in From: header lines).
2728
2729 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
2730 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
2731 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
2732
2733 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
2734 treated as non-personal.
2735
2736 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
2737 because it now seems ill-conceived.
2738
273915. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
2740
274116. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
2742
274317. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
2744 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
2745 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
2746
274718. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
2748 ACL and the local_scan() function.
2749
275019. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
2751 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
2752 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
2753 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
2754 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
2755 (I found it when inspecting the code).
2756
275720. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
2758 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
2759 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
2760 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
2761 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
2762 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
2763 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
2764 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
2765
2766 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
2767
276821. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
2769 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
2770
277122. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
2772 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
2773 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
2774
277523. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
2776 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
2777
277824. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
2779 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
2780 rather than long int.
2781
278225. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2783
278426. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
2785
2786
2787Exim version 4.41
2788-----------------
2789
2790 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
2791 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
2792 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
2793 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
2794 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
2795 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
2796
2797
2798Exim version 4.40
2799-----------------
2800
2801 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
2802 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
2803
2804 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
2805 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
2806 socklen_t is defined.
2807
2808 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
2809 always exist.
2810
2811 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
2812 configured.
2813
2814 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
2815 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
2816 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
2817 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
2818 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
2819
2820 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
2821 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
2822 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
2823 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
2824
2825 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
2826 of flapping under certain conditions.
2827
2828 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
2829 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
2830 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
2831
2832 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
2833
283410. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
2835
283611. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
2837 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
2838 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
2839 the duration of the SMTP connection.
2840
284112. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
2842 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
2843 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
2844 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
2845 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
2846 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
2847 preserved with the message after it was received.
2848
284913. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
2850 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
2851 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
2852 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
2853 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
2854 test suite worked just fine.
2855
285614. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
2857 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
2858 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
2859
286015. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
2861 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
2862 string.
2863
286416. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
2865 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
2866 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
2867 does not fully solve it.
2868
286917. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
2870 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
2871 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
2872 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
2873 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
2874
287518. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
2876 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
2877 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
2878
287919. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
2880 string, for example:
2881
2882 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
2883
2884 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
2885 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
2886 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
2887 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
2888 the routers could not see them.
2889
289020. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
2891 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
2892
289321. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
2894 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
2895 output).
2896
289722. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
2898 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
2899 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
2900 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
2901 that needed quoting.
2902
290323. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
2904 was not being matched caselessly.
2905
290624. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
2907 backslashes.
2908
290925. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
2910 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
2911 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
2912 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
2913 when use_sender is false.
2914
291526. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
2916
291727. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
2918
291928. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
2920
292129. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
2922 the configuration file.
2923
292430. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
2925 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
2926
292731. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
2928
292932. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
2930 bytes in the message body.
2931
293233. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
2933 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
2934 delivery.
2935
293634. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
2937
293835. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
2939
294036. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
2941 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
2942 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
2943 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
2944 another IP address.
2945
2946
2947Exim version 4.34
2948-----------------
2949
2950 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
2951 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
2952
2953 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
2954 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
2955 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
2956 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
2957 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
2958
2959 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
2960 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
2961
2962 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
2963 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
2964 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
2965
2966 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
2967 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
2968 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
2969
2970 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
2971 for routers.
2972
2973 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
2974 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
2975 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
2976 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
2977 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
2978 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
2979 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
2980
2981
2982Exim version 4.33
2983-----------------
2984
2985 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
2986 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
2987 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
2988 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
2989 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
2990 default (and expected) setting.
2991
2992 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
2993 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
2994 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
2995 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
2996
2997 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
2998 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
2999
3000 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
3001 in domain lists.
3002
3003 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
3004 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
3005 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
3006 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
3007 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
3008 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
3009
3010 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
3011 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
3012 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
3013
3014 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
3015 part (NOT match_host).
3016
3017 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
3018
3019 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
3020 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
3021 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
3022 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
3023 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
3024 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
3025 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
3026 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
3027 the same named file.
3028
302910. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
3030 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
3031 when Exim is built.
3032
303311. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
3034 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
3035 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
3036 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
3037 a host name.
3038
303912. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
3040 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
3041 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
3042
304313. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
3044
304514. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
3046
304715. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
3048
304916. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
3050 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
3051
305217. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
3053 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
3054 before starting the TLS session.
3055
305618. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
3057
305819. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
3059 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
3060
306120. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
3062 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
3063 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
3064 colon in the middle).
3065
3066
3067Exim version 4.32
3068-----------------
3069
3070 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
3071 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
3072 multiple configurations are in use.
3073
3074 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
3075 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
3076 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
3077 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
3078 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
3079 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
3080
3081 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
3082 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
3083
3084 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
3085 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
3086 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
3087
3088 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
3089 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
3090 occurs.
3091
3092 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
3093 that used bh_ and bheader_.
3094
3095 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
3096
3097 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
3098 allowing one more file than it should have been.
3099
3100 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
3101
3102 -prval:sval
3103
3104 is equivalent to
3105
3106 -oMr rval -oMs sval
3107
3108 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
3109 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
3110 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
3111 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
3112 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
3113
311410. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
3115 Exim's behaviour:
3116
3117 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
3118 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
3119 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
3120 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
3121 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
3122 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
3123
3124 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
3125 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
3126 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
3127 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
3128 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
3129 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
3130 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
3131 string.
3132
3133 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
3134 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
3135 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
3136 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
3137 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
3138
313911. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
3140
314112. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
3142 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
3143 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
3144
314513. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
3146
314714. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
3148 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
3149 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
3150 information.
3151
315215. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
3153 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
3154
315516. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
3156 Three changes have been made:
3157
3158 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
3159 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
3160 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
3161 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
3162 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
3163
3164 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
3165 been restored.
3166
3167 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
3168 the modified behaviour.
3169
3170
3171Exim version 4.31
3172-----------------
3173
3174 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
3175 Larry Rosenman.
3176
3177 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
3178 indeed breaks things for older releases.
3179
3180 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
3181 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
3182 try to track down a specific problem.
3183
3184 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
3185 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
3186 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
3187
3188 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
3189 warning.
3190
3191 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
3192 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
3193 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
3194 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
3195 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
3196 some earlier ones do not.
3197
3198 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
3199
3200 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
3201 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
3202 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
3203 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
3204 address literals are enabled, of course).
3205
3206 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
3207
320810. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
3209 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
3210 by a command such as
3211
3212 exim -f "" ...
3213
3214 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
3215
321611. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
3217
321812. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
3219 remained set. It is now erased.
3220
322113. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
3222 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
3223
322414. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
3225 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
3226 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
3227 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
3228 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
3229 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
3230 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
3231 appropriate error code.
3232
323315. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
3234 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
3235 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
3236 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
3237 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
3238 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
3239
324016. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
3241 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
3242 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
3243
324417. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
3245 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
3246 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
3247 terminate the header.
3248
324918. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
3250 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
3251 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
3252
325319. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
3254 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
3255 (4.30/29). In particular:
3256
3257 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
3258 imposed.
3259
3260 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
3261 to write a maildirsize file.
3262
3263 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
3264 the transport, the new value overrides.
3265
3266 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
3267 count.
3268
326920. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
3270 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
3271 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
3272 space or a tab.
3273
327421. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
3275 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
3276 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
3277 the fallback hosts.
3278
327922. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
3280 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
3281 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
3282
328323. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
3284 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
3285 using a union.
3286
328724. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
3288 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
3289 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
3290
329125. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
3292
329326. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
3294
329527. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
3296
329728. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
3298 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
3299 become corrupted.
3300
330129. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
3302 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
3303 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
3304 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
3305 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
3306 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
3307 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
3308 too great.
3309
331030. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
3311 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
3312 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
3313 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
3314 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
3315 incorrectly.
3316
331731. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
3318 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
3319 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
3320 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
3321 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
3322 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
3323 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
3324 cached value only when the same options are set.
3325
332632. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
3327
332833. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
3329 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
3330 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
3331 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
3332 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
3333
333434: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
3335 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
3336 it is clearly obsolete.
3337
333835. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
3339 transport.
3340
334136. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
3342 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
3343 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
3344 times.
3345
334637. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
3347 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
3348 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
3349 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
3350 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
3351
335238. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
3353 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
3354 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
3355 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
3356
335739. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
3358
3359 CFLAGS=-O -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
3360
3361 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
3362 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
3363 2^31.
3364
336540. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
3366 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
3367 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
3368 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
3369 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
3370 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
3371 $localpart_data.
3372
337341. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
3374 with the -f command-line option.
3375
337642. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
3377 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
3378 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
3379 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
3380 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
3381 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
3382
338343. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
3384 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
3385 line.
3386
338744. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
3388 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
3389 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
3390 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
3391 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
3392 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
3393 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
3394 buffer is too small.
3395
339645. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
3397 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
3398
339946. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
3400 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
3401 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
3402 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
3403 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
3404 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
3405 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
3406 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
3407 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
3408
340947. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
3410 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
3411 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
3412
341348. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
3414 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
3415 ACL").
3416
341749. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
3418 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
3419 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
3420 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
3421 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
3422
342350. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
3424 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
3425 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
3426 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
3427 is set.
3428
342951. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
3430
343152. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
3432
343353. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
3434 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
3435
343654. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
3437 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
3438 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
3439
344055. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
3441 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
3442 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
3443 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
3444 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
3445
344656. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
3447 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
3448 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
3449 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
3450 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
3451 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
3452 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
3453
345457. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
3455 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
3456 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
3457 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
3458 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
3459 the test of how many are available.
3460
346158. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
3462 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
3463 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
3464 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
3465 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
3466 new message is started.
3467
346859. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
3469 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
3470
347160. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
3472 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
3473
347461. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
3475 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
3476 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
3477 is no long logged.
3478
347962. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
3480 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
3481 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
3482 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
3483 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
3484 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
3485 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
3486
348763. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
3488 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
3489 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
3490 interpreted as octal.
3491
349264. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
3493 setting.
3494
349565. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
3496 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
3497 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
3498 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
3499 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
3500 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
3501
350266. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
3503 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
3504 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
3505 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
3506
3507 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
3508 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
3509 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
3510 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
3511
3512 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
3513 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
3514 is a bug fix.
3515
3516 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
3517 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
3518
351967. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
3520
352168. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
3522 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
3523 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
3524 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
3525
352669. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
3527 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
3528 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
3529 supplied", which is not helpful.
3530
353170. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
3532 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
3533 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
3534
353571. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
3536 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
3537 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
3538 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
3539 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
3540 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
3541 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
3542 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
3543
354472. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
3545 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
3546 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
3547 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
3548 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
3549
355073. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
3551 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
3552 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
3553 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
3554 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
3555 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
3556
355774. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
3558 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
3559 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
3560
356175. Added write_rejectlog option.
3562
356376. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
3564 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
3565 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
3566 variables.
3567
356877. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
3569
357078. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
3571 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
3572 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
3573 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
3574 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
3575 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
3576 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
3577 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
3578
357979. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
3580 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
3581 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
3582 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
3583 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
3584
358580. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
3586 Haardt.
3587
358881. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
3589 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
3590 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
3591 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
3592 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
3593 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
3594 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
3595 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
3596 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.