Small documentation change from Michael Haardt.
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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
bbe902f0 6
7Exim version 4.51
10TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
11 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (
2f079f46 13TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
15TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
17PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
18 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
20PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
21 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
22 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
23 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
24 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
25 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
26 file.
28PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
29 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
30 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
31 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
32 these two options.
34PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
35 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
36 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
37 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
38 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
39 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
40 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
41 address. A one-line patch to add the appropriate test fixes the bug.
43PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
44 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
46PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
47 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
48 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
49 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
50 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
51 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
53PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
54 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
55 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
56 SMTP commands that take arguments.
58PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
59 Finch).
61PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
62 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
8d67ada3 63
64PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
65 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
66 whatever). Otherwise not only does the password appear in the log, it may
67 also be put in a bounce message.
69PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
71PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
72 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
74PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
75 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
76 to what was transported.)
78TF/01 Added $received_time.
80PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
81 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
82 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
83 spamd_address settings.
85PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
86 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
87 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
88 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
89 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
91PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
93PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
94 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
95 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
96 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
97 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
99PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
100 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
102PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
103 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
104 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
105 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
106 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
107 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
108 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
109 for failure.
7982096b 111
112A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
115Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
116changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
117needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
118in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
119that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
120release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
121from 4.43.
123I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
1244.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
125those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
126historical information.
f7b63901 129Exim version 4.50
132 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
139059f6 134 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 135 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
495ae4b0 136
137 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
138 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
139 place.
141 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
142 filter fails to execute.
144 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
145 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
146 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
147 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
148 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
150 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
152 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
153 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
154 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
155 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
35edf2ff 156
157 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
158 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
159 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
160 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
161 control that does not make sense is encountered.
163 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
16510. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
16711. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
168 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
169 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
170 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
17212. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
173 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
174 sender verification.
17613. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
177 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
17914. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
18115. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
182 connection timeout.
18416. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
185 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
18717. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
188 the spool by the -Mrm option.
19018. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
191 information about exactly what failed.
19319. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
19520. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
196 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
197 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
19921. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
200 It is now set to "smtps".
20222. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
203 ignore_target_hosts.
20523. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
206 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
207 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
208 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
209 "[x.x.x.x]".
21124. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
212 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
213 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
21525. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
216 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
217 wake it up if nothing else does.
21926. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
220 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
221 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
222 end up negative.
22427. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
225 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
22728. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
22929. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
230 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
231 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
232 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
233 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
234 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
235 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
236 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
23830. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
239 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
240 than one IP address.
24231. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
243 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
244 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
245 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
24732. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
248 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
249 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
250 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
251 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
252 1024 to 2048 bytes.
25433. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
255 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
256 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
257 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
25934. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
260 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
261 respected.
26335. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
264 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
265 $sender_host_address.
26736. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
268 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
269 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
270 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
271 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
272 very small.
27437. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
276 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
277 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
279 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
280 just the host names, not the priorities.
282 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
283 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
284 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 285
ea3bc19b 286 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 287 multiple records are returned.
33397d19 288
28938. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
290 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
291 domain.
29339. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
29540. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
296 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
29841. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
299 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
300 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
30242. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
30443. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
30644. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
30845. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
309 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
310 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
311 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
312 because the tests only now provoked it.
31446. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
315 (this can affect the format of dates).
31747. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
318 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
319 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
320 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
32248. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
32449. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
325 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
326 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
327 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
32950. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
330 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
331 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
33351. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
334 autoreply.
33652. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
337 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
338 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
339 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
340 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
341 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
342 is going on).
34453. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
345 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
346 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
347 the line.
34954. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
350 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
351 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
353 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
354 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
355 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
356 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
357 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
358 so I produce this patch..."
360 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
361 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
362 is not defined.
36455. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
365 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
366 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
367 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 368 CAN-2005-0021
7102e136 369
37056. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
37257. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
373 long debug lines gets shown.
37558. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
376 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
37859. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
380 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
381 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
382 of $primary_hostname.
38460. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
385 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
386 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
387 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
388 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
389 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
390 by change 4.50/55 above.
392 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
393 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
394 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
395 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
396 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
397 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 398 CAN-2005-0021
40061. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
401 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
402 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 403 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 404
40562. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
406 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
40863. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
409 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
410 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
411 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
412 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
41464. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
415 This has been fixed.
41765. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
418 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
419 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
420 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
421 the caching.)
42366. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
42567. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
426 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
427 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
428 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
43068. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
431 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
43369. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
434 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
435 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
43770. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
438 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
439 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
440 message there.
44271. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
443 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
444 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
44672. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
447 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
448 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
449 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
45173. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
452 during host lookups.
45474. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
455 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
457 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
45975. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
460 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
461 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
462 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
463 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
464 background.
46676. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
467 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
46977. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
470 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
471 for the non-SMTP ACL.
47378. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
47579. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
476 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
477 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
478 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
479 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
480 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
481 process earlier.
48380. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
484 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
485 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
486 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
487 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
48981. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
490 tables).
49282. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
49483. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
495 "vacation" handling.
49784. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
498 OS variants using glibc.
50085. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
495ae4b0 502
504See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
508Exim version 4.44
511 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
512 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
513 transport
515 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
516 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
517 place.
519 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
520 filter fails to execute.
522 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
523 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
524 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
525 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
526 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
528 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
529 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
530 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
531 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
533 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
534 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
535 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
536 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
537 control that does not make sense is encountered.
539 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
541 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
542 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
543 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
544 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
546 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
547 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
548 sender verification.
55010. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
551 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
55311. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
554 the spool by the -Mrm option.
55612. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
557 ignore_target_hosts.
55913. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
560 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
561 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
562 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
563 "[x.x.x.x]".
56514. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
566 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
567 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
56915. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
570 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
571 wake it up if nothing else does.
57316. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
574 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
575 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
576 end up negative.
57817. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
579 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
ea3a6f44 58118. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
58319. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
584 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
585 empty pattern.
58720. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
588 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
589 one IP address.
59121. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
592 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
593 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
594 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
595 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
596 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 597
59822. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
599 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
600 respected.
60223. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
603 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
604 $sender_host_address.
60624. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
60825. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
609 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
610 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
61226. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 613 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 614
61527. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
616 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 617
61828. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
619 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
620 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
621 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
62329. eximstats updated to version 1.35
624 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
625 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
62730. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
628 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
629 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
630 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 631
63231. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
633 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
634 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 635
63631. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
637 autoreply.
bbe902f0 638
63932. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
640 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
641 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
642 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
643 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
644 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
645 is going on).
bbe902f0 646
64733. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
648 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
649 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
650 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
651 CAN-2005-0021
65334. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
654 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
655 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
656 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
657 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
658 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
659 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
661 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
662 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
663 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
664 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
665 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
666 running as the user.
667 CAN-2005-0021
66935. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
670 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
671 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
672 CAN-2005-0022
67436. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
675 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
676 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
677 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
678 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 679
68037. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
681 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
682 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
683 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
684 the caching.)
bbe902f0 685
68638. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
687 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
688 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
689 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
690 because the tests only now provoked it.
693Exim version 4.43
696 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
697 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
698 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
699 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
700 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
701 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
702 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
704 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
705 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
706 the delivery.
708 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
710 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
712 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
713 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
714 to local_scan().
716 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
717 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
718 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
719 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
720 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
722 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
723 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
725 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
727 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
72910. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
730 header_sender only.
73211. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
733 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
73512. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
736 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
737 affecting debugging statements).
73913. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
74114. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
742 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
743 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
744 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
745 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
746 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
747 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
748 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
749 after the received time, and all would be well.
75115. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
752 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
753 condition in an expansion string.
75516. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
75717. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
758 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
759 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
760 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
761 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
762 job under whatever limits there are.
76418. Imported PCRE 5.0.
76619. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
767 space).
76920. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
770 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
771 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
772 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
773 return path is set.
77521. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
776 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
777 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
778 binary data in such strings.
78022. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
78223. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
783 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
784 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
785 failure, which is pointless.
78724. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
78925. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
79126. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
792 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
793 Sender: header lines.
79527. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
796 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
797 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
79928. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
800 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
801 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
802 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
803 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
804 happens.
80629. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
807 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
808 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
809 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
810 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
81230. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
813 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
814 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
815 1024.
81731. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
818 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
82032. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
821 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
82333. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
82532. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
82733. Added an ACL for QUIT.
82934. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
830 syntax error.
83235. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
83436. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
83637. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
837 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
838 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
839 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
84138. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
842 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
845Exim version 4.42
848 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
849 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
850 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
851 it was not quoted.
852 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
853 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
854 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
855 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
856 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
857 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
859 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
860 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
861 verification failure".
863 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
864 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
865 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
866 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
868 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
869 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
870 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
871 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
872 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
873 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
874 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
875 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
876 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
877 treated as a timeout.
879 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
880 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
881 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
882 not set for Exim filters).
884 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
885 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
886 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
888 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
890 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
891 try to make them clearer.
893 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
894 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
896 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
898 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
90010. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
901 only the Cygwin environment.
90311. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
904 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
905 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
906 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
907 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
90912. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
910 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
911 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
912 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
913 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
914 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
915 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
91713. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
918 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
92014. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
922 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
923 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
924 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
926 To: susanne@some.where
928 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
929 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
930 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
931 of addresses in From: header lines).
933 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
934 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
935 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
937 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
938 treated as non-personal.
940 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
941 because it now seems ill-conceived.
94315. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
94516. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
94717. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
948 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
949 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
95118. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
952 ACL and the local_scan() function.
95419. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
955 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
956 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
957 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
958 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
959 (I found it when inspecting the code).
96120. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
962 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
963 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
964 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
965 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
966 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
967 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
968 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
970 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
97221. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
973 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
97522. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
976 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
977 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
97923. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
980 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
98224. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
983 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
984 rather than long int.
98625. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
98826. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
991Exim version 4.41
994 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
995 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
996 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
997 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
998 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
999 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
1002Exim version 4.40
1005 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
1006 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
1008 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
1009 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
1010 socklen_t is defined.
1012 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
1013 always exist.
1015 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
1016 configured.
1018 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
1019 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
1020 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
1021 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
1022 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
1024 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
1025 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
1026 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
1027 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
1029 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
1030 of flapping under certain conditions.
1032 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
1033 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
1034 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
1036 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
103810. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
104011. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
1041 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
1042 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
1043 the duration of the SMTP connection.
104512. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
1046 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
1047 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
1048 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
1049 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
1050 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
1051 preserved with the message after it was received.
105313. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
1054 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
1055 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
1056 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
1057 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
1058 test suite worked just fine.
106014. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
1061 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
1062 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
106415. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
1065 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
1066 string.
106816. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
1069 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
1070 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
1071 does not fully solve it.
107317. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
1074 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
1075 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
1076 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
1077 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
107918. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
1080 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
1081 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
108319. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
1084 string, for example:
1086 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
1088 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
1089 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
1090 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
1091 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
1092 the routers could not see them.
109420. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
1095 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
109721. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
1098 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
1099 output).
110122. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
1102 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
1103 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
1104 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
1105 that needed quoting.
110723. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
1108 was not being matched caselessly.
111024. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
1111 backslashes.
111325. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
1114 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
1115 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
1116 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
1117 when use_sender is false.
111926. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
112127. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
112328. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
112529. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
1126 the configuration file.
112830. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
1129 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
113131. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
113332. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
1134 bytes in the message body.
113633. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
1137 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
1138 delivery.
114034. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
114235. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
114436. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
1145 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
1146 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
1147 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
1148 another IP address.
1151Exim version 4.34
1154 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
1155 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
1157 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
1158 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
1159 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
1160 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
1161 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
1163 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
1164 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
1166 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
1167 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
1168 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
1170 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
1171 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
1172 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
1174 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
1175 for routers.
1177 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
1178 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
1179 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
1180 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
1181 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
1182 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
1183 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
1186Exim version 4.33
1189 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
1190 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
1191 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
1192 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
1193 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
1194 default (and expected) setting.
1196 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
1197 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
1198 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
1199 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
1201 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
1202 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
1204 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
1205 in domain lists.
1207 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
1208 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
1209 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
1210 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
1211 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
1212 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
1214 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
1215 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
1216 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
1218 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
1219 part (NOT match_host).
1221 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
1223 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
1224 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
1225 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
1226 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
1227 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
1228 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
1229 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
1230 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
1231 the same named file.
123310. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
1234 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
1235 when Exim is built.
123711. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
1238 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
1239 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
1240 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
1241 a host name.
124312. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
1244 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
1245 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
124713. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
124914. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
125115. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
125316. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
1254 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
125617. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
1257 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
1258 before starting the TLS session.
126018. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
126219. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
1263 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
126520. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
1266 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
1267 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
1268 colon in the middle).
1271Exim version 4.32
1274 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
1275 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
1276 multiple configurations are in use.
1278 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
1279 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
1280 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
1281 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
1282 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
1283 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
1285 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
1286 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
1288 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
1289 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
1290 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
1292 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
1293 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
1294 occurs.
1296 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
1297 that used bh_ and bheader_.
1299 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
1301 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
1302 allowing one more file than it should have been.
1304 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
1306 -prval:sval
1308 is equivalent to
1310 -oMr rval -oMs sval
1312 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
1313 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
1314 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
1315 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
1316 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
131810. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
1319 Exim's behaviour:
1321 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
1322 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
1323 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
1324 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
1325 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
1326 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
1328 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
1329 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
1330 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
1331 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
1332 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
1333 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
1334 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
1335 string.
1337 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
1338 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
1339 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
1340 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
1341 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
134311. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
134512. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
1346 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
1347 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
134913. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
135114. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
1352 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
1353 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
1354 information.
135615. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
1357 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
135916. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
1360 Three changes have been made:
1362 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
1363 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
1364 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
1365 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
1366 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
1368 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
1369 been restored.
1371 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
1372 the modified behaviour.
1375Exim version 4.31
1378 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
1379 Larry Rosenman.
1381 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
1382 indeed breaks things for older releases.
1384 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
1385 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
1386 try to track down a specific problem.
1388 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
1389 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
1390 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
1392 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
1393 warning.
1395 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
1396 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
1397 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
1398 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
1399 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
1400 some earlier ones do not.
1402 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
1404 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
1405 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
1406 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
1407 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
1408 address literals are enabled, of course).
1410 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
141210. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
1413 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
1414 by a command such as
1416 exim -f "" ...
1418 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
142011. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
142212. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
1423 remained set. It is now erased.
142513. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
1426 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
142814. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
1429 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
1430 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
1431 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
1432 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
1433 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
1434 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
1435 appropriate error code.
143715. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
1438 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
1439 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
1440 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
1441 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
1442 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
144416. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
1445 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
1446 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
144817. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
1449 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
1450 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
1451 terminate the header.
145318. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
1454 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
1455 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
145719. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
1458 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
1459 (4.30/29). In particular:
1461 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
1462 imposed.
1464 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
1465 to write a maildirsize file.
1467 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
1468 the transport, the new value overrides.
1470 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
1471 count.
147320. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
1474 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
1475 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
1476 space or a tab.
147821. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
1479 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
1480 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
1481 the fallback hosts.
148322. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
1484 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
1485 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
148723. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
1488 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
1489 using a union.
149124. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
1492 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
1493 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
149525. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
149726. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
149927. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
150128. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
1502 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
1503 become corrupted.
150529. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
1506 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
1507 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
1508 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
1509 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
1510 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
1511 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
1512 too great.
151430. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
1515 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
1516 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
1517 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
1518 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
1519 incorrectly.
152131. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
1522 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
1523 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
1524 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
1525 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
1526 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
1527 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
1528 cached value only when the same options are set.
153032. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
153233. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
1533 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
1534 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
1535 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
1536 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
153834: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
1539 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
1540 it is clearly obsolete.
154235. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
1543 transport.
154536. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
1546 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
1547 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
1548 times.
155037. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
1551 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
1552 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
1553 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
1554 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
155638. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
1557 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
1558 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
1559 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
156139. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
1565 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
1566 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
1567 2^31.
156940. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
1570 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
1571 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
1572 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
1573 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
1574 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
1575 $localpart_data.
157741. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
1578 with the -f command-line option.
158042. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
1581 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
1582 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
1583 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
1584 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
1585 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
158743. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
1588 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
1589 line.
159144. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
1592 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
1593 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
1594 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
1595 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
1596 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
1597 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
1598 buffer is too small.
160045. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
1601 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
160346. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
1604 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
1605 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
1606 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
1607 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
1608 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
1609 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
1610 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
1611 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
161347. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
1614 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
1615 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
161748. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
1618 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
1619 ACL").
162149. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
1622 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
1623 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
1624 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
1625 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
162750. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
1628 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
1629 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
1630 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
1631 is set.
163351. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
163552. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
163753. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
1638 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
164054. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
1641 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
1642 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
164455. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
1645 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
1646 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
1647 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
1648 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
165056. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
1651 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
1652 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
1653 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
1654 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
1655 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
1656 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
165857. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
1659 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
1660 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
1661 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
1662 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
1663 the test of how many are available.
166558. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
1666 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
1667 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
1668 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
1669 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
1670 new message is started.
167259. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
1673 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
167560. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
1676 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
167861. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
1679 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
1680 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
1681 is no long logged.
168362. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
1684 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
1685 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
1686 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
1687 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
1688 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
1689 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
169163. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
1692 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
1693 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
1694 interpreted as octal.
169664. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
1697 setting.
169965. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
1700 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
1701 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
1702 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
1703 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
1704 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
170666. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
1707 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
1708 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
1709 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
1711 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
1712 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
1713 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
1714 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
1716 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
1717 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
1718 is a bug fix.
1720 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
1721 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
172367. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
172568. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
1726 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
1727 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
1728 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
173069. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
1731 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
1732 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
1733 supplied", which is not helpful.
173570. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
1736 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
1737 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
173971. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
1740 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
1741 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
1742 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
1743 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
1744 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
1745 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
1746 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
174872. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
1749 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
1750 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
1751 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
1752 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
175473. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
1755 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
1756 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
1757 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
1758 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
1759 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
176174. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
1762 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
1763 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
176575. Added write_rejectlog option.
176776. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
1768 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
1769 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
1770 variables.
177277. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
177478. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
1775 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
1776 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
1777 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
1778 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
1779 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
1780 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
1781 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
178379. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
1784 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
1785 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
1786 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
1787 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
178980. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
1790 Haardt.
179281. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
1793 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
1794 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
1795 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
1796 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
1797 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
1798 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
1799 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
1800 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
1803Exim version 4.30
1806 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
1807 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
1808 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
1810 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
1811 fixed.
1813 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
1814 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
1815 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
1817 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
1818 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
1819 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
1820 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
1821 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
1822 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
1824 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
1825 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
1826 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
1827 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
1828 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
1829 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
1830 the Exim test suite.
1832 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
1833 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
1834 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
1835 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
1837 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
1838 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
1839 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
1840 specify it in this variable.
1842 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
1843 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
1844 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
1845 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
1847 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
1848 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
1849 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
1850 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
1852 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
1853 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
1854 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
1855 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
1856 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
1858 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
186010. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
1861 they are logged.
186311. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
1864 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
1865 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
1866 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
1867 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
186912. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
1870 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
187213. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
1873 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
1874 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
1875 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
1876 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
187814. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
1879 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
188115. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
1882 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
1883 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
188516. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
1886 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
188817. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
1889 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
189118. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
1892 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
1893 to get rid of the compiler warning.
189519. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
1896 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
189820. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
1899 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
1900 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
1901 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
190321. Added the -t option to exigrep.
190522. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
1906 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
1907 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
1908 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
191023. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
191224. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
1913 line; previously there was no indication of these.
191525. Added .include_if_exists.
191726. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
1918 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
1919 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
1920 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
1921 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
1922 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
192427. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
192628. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
1927 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
1928 this.
193029. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
193230. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
1933 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
1935 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
1936 550 Sender verify failed
1938 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
1939 the final line of the response.
194131. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
1942 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
1943 all other user lookups.
194532. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at
1946 delivery time.
194833. Exim was neglecting to zero errno before one call of strtol() when
1949 expanding a string and expecting an integer value. On some systems this
1950 resulted in spurious "integer overflow" errors. Also, it was casting the
1951 result into an int without checking.
195334. Testing for a connection timeout using "timeout_connect" in the retry rules
1954 did not work. The code looks as if it has *never* worked, though it appears
1955 to have been documented since at least releast 1.62. I have made it work.
195735. The "timeout_DNS" error in retry rules, also documented since at least
1958 1.62, also never worked. As it isn't clear exactly what this means, and
1959 clearly it isn't a major issue, I have abolished the feature by treating it
1960 as "timeout", and writing a warning to the main and panic logs.
196236. The display of retry rules for -brt wasn't always showing the error code
1963 correctly.
196537. Added new error conditions to retry rules: timeout_A, timeout_MX,
1966 timeout_connect_A, timeout_connect_MX.
196838. Rewriting the envelope sender at SMTP time did not allow it to be rewritten
1969 to the empty sender.
197139. The daemon was not analysing the content of -oX till after it had closed
1972 stderr and disconnected from the controlling terminal. This meant that any
1973 syntax errors were only noted on the panic log, and the return code from
1974 the command was 0. By re-arranging the code a little, I've made the
1975 decoding happen first, so such errors now appear on stderr, and the return
1976 code is 1. However, the actual setting up of the sockets still happens in
1977 the disconnected process, so errors there are still only recorded on the
1978 panic log.
198040. A daemon listener on a wildcard IPv6 socket that also accepts IPv4
1981 connections (as happens on some IP stacks) was logged at start up time as
1982 just listening for IPv6. It now logs "IPv6 with IPv4". This differentiates
1983 it from "IPv6 and IPv4", which means that two separate sockets are being
1984 used.
198641. The debug output for gethostbyname2() or getipnodebyname() failures now
1987 says whether AF_INET or AF_INET6 was passed as an argument.
198942. Exiwhat output was messed up when time zones were included in log
1990 timestamps.
199243. Exiwhat now gives more information about the daemon's listening ports,
1993 and whether -tls-on-connect was used.
199544. The "port" option of the smtp transport is now expanded.
199745. A "message" modifier in a "warn" statement in a non-message ACL was being
1998 silently ignored. Now an error message is written to the main and panic
1999 logs.
200146. There's a new ACL modifier called "logwrite" which writes to a log file
2002 as soon as it is encountered.
200447. Added $local_user_uid and $local_user_gid at routing time.
200648. Exim crashed when trying to verify a sender address that was being
2007 rewritten to "<>".
200949. Exim was recognizing only a space character after ".include". It now also
2010 recognizes a tab character.
201250. Fixed several bugs in the Perl script that creates the exim.8 man page by
2013 extracting the relevant information from the specification. The man page no
2014 longer contains scrambled data for the -d option, and I've added a section
2015 at the front about calling Exim under different names.
201751. Added "extra_headers" argument to the "mail" command in filter files.
201952. Redirecting mail to an unqualified address in a Sieve filter caused Exim to
2020 crash.
202253. Installed eximstats 1.29.
202454. Added transport_filter_timeout as a generic transport option.
202655. Exim no longer adds an empty Bcc: header to messages that have no To: or
2027 Cc: header lines. This was required by RFC 822, but it not required by RFC
2028 2822.
203056. Exim used to add From:, Date:, and Message-Id: header lines to any
2031 incoming messages that did not have them. Now it does so only if the
2032 message originates locally, that is, if there is no associated remote host
2033 address. When Resent- header lines are present, this applies to the Resent-
2034 lines rather than the non-Resent- lines.
203657. Drop incoming SMTP connection after too many syntax or protocol errors. The
2037 limit is controlled by smtp_max_synprot_errors, defaulting to 3.
203958. Messages for configuration errors now include the name of the main
2040 configuration file - useful now that there may be more than one file in a
2041 list (.included file names were always shown).
204359. Change 4.21/82 (run initgroups() when starting the daemon) causes problems
2044 for those rare installations that do not start the daemon as root or run it
2045 setuid root. I've cut out the call to initgroups() if the daemon is not
2046 root at that time.
204860. The Exim user and group can now be bound into the binary as text strings
2049 that are looked up at the start of Exim's processing.
205161. Applied a small patch for the Interbase code, supplied by Ard Biesheuvel.
205362. Added $mailstore_basename variable.
205563. Installed patch to sieve.c from Michael Haardt.
205764. When Exim failed to open the panic log after failing to open the main log,
2058 the original message it was trying to log was written to stderr and debug
2059 output, but if they were not available (the usual case in production), it
2060 was lost. Now it is written to syslog before the two lines that record the
2061 failures to open the logs.
206365. Users' Exim filters run in subprocesses under the user's uid. It is
2064 possible for a "deliver" command or an alias in a "personal" command to
2065 provoke an address rewrite. If logging of address rewriting is configured,
2066 this fails because the process is not running as root or exim. There may be
2067 a better way of dealing with this, but for the moment (because 4.30 needs
2068 to be released), I have disabled address rewrite logging when running a
2069 filter in a non-root, non-exim process.
2072Exim version 4.24
2075 1. The buildconfig auxiliary program wasn't quoting the value set for
2076 HEADERS_CHARSET. This caused a compilation error complaining that 'ISO' was
2077 not defined. This bug was masked in 4.22 by the effect that was fixed in
2078 change 4.23/1.
2080 2. Some messages that were rejected after a message id was allocated were
2081 shown as "incomplete" by exigrep. It no longer does this for messages that
2082 are rejected by local_scan() or the DATA or non-SMTP ACLs.
2084 3. If a Message-ID: header used a domain literal in the ID, and Exim did not
2085 have allow_domain_literals set, the ID did not get logged in the <= line.
2086 Domain literals are now always recognized in Message-ID: header lines.
2088 4. The first argument for a ${extract expansion item is the key name or field
2089 number. Leading and trailing spaces in this item were not being ignored,
2090 causing some misleading effects.
2092 5. When deliver_drop_privilege was set, single queue runner processes started
2093 manually (i.e. by the command "exim -q") or by the daemon (which uses the
2094 same command in the process it spins off) were not dropping privilege.
2096 6. When the daemon running as "exim" started a queue runner, it always
2097 re-executed Exim in the spun-off process. This is a waste of effort when
2098 deliver_drop_privilege is set. The new process now just calls the
2099 queue-runner function directly.
2102Exim version 4.23
2105 1. Typo in the src/EDITME file: it referred to HEADERS_DECODE_TO instead of
2108 2. Change 4.21/73 introduced a bug. The pid file path set by -oP was being
2109 ignored. Though the use of -oP was forcing the writing of a pid file, it
2110 was always written to the default place.
2112 3. If the message "no IP address found for host xxxx" is generated during
2113 incoming verification, it is now followed by identification of the incoming
2114 connection (so you can more easily find what provoked it).
2116 4. Bug fix for Sieve filters: "stop" inside a block was not working properly.
2118 5. Added some features to "harden" Exim a bit more against certain attacks:
2120 (a) There is now a build-time option called FIXED_NEVER_USERS that can
2121 be put in Local/Makefile. This is like the never_users runtime option,
2122 but it cannot be overridden. The default setting is "root".
2124 (b) If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX is defined in Local/Makefile, it specifies a
2125 prefix string with which any file named in a -C command line option
2126 must start.
2128 (c) If ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY is defined in Local/Makefile, root privilege
2129 is retained for -C and -D only if the caller of Exim is root. Without
2130 it, the exim user may also use -C and -D and retain privilege.
2132 (d) If DISABLE_D_OPTION is defined in Local/Makefile, the use of the -D
2133 command line option is disabled.
2135 6. Macro names set by the -D option must start with an upper case letter, just
2136 like macro names defined in the configuration file.
2138 7. Added "dereference=" facility to LDAP.
2140 8. Two instances of the typo "uknown" in the source files are fixed.
2142 9. If a PERL_COMMAND setting in Local/Makefile was not at the start of a line,
2143 the Configure-Makefile script screwed up while processing it.
214510. Incorporated PCRE 4.4.
214711. The SMTP synchronization check was not operating right at the start of an
2148 SMTP session. For example, it could not catch a HELO sent before the client
2149 waited for the greeting. There is now a check for outstanding input at the
2150 point when the greeting is written. Because of the duplex, asynchronous
2151 nature of TCP/IP, it cannot be perfect - the incorrect input may be on its
2152 way, but not yet received, when the check is performed.
215412. Added tcp_nodelay to make it possible to turn of the setting of TCP_NODELAY
2155 on TCP/IP sockets, because this apparently causes some broken clients to
2156 timeout.
215813. Installed revised OS/Makefile-CYGWIN and OS/os.c-cygwin (the .h file was
2159 unchanged) from the Cygwin maintainer.
216114. The code for -bV that shows what is in the binary showed "mbx" when maildir
2162 was supported instead of testing for mbx. Effectively a typo.
216415. The spa authenticator server code was not checking that the input it
2165 received was valid base64.
216716. The debug output line for the "set" modifier in ACLs was not showing the
2168 name of the variable that was being set.
217017. Code tidy: the variable type "vtype_string" was never used. Removed it.
217218. Previously, a reference to $sender_host_name did not cause a DNS reverse
2173 lookup on its own. Something else was needed to trigger the lookup. For
2174 example, a match in host_lookup or the need for a host name in a host list.
2175 Now, if $sender_host_name is referenced and the host name has not yet been
2176 looked up, a lookup is performed. If the lookup fails, the variable remains
2177 empty, and $host_lookup_failed is set to "1".
217919. Added "eqi" as a case-independent comparison operator.
218120. The saslauthd authentication condition could segfault if neither service
2182 nor realm was specified.
218421. If an overflowing value such as "2048M" was set for message_size_limit, the
2185 error message that was logged was misleading, and incoming SMTP
2186 connections were dropped. The message is now more accurate, and temporary
2187 errors are given to SMTP connections.
218922. In some error situations (such as 21 above) Exim rejects all SMTP commands
2190 (except RSET) with a 421 error, until QUIT is received. However, it was
2191 failing to send a response to QUIT.
219323. The HELO ACL was being run before the code for helo_try_verify_hosts,
2194 which made it impossible to use "verify = helo" in the HELO ACL. The HELO
2195 ACL is now run after the helo_try_verify_hosts code.
219724. "{MD5}" and "{SHA1}" are now recognized as equivalent to "{md5"} and
2198 "{sha1}" in the "crypteq" expansion condition (in fact the comparison is
2199 case-independent, so other case variants are also recognized). Apparently
2200 some systems use these upper case variants.
220225. If more than two messages were waiting for the same host, and a transport
2203 filter was specified for the transport, Exim sent two messages over the
2204 same TCP/IP connection, and then failed with "socket operation on non-
2205 socket" when it tried to send the third.
220726. Added Exim::debug_write and Exim::log_write for embedded Perl use.
220927. The extern definition of crypt16() in expand.c was not being excluded when
2210 the OS had its own crypt16() function.
221228. Added bounce_return_body as a new option, and bounce_return_size_limit
2213 as a preferred synonym for return_size_limit, both as an option and as an
2214 expansion variable.
221629. Added LIBS=-liconv to OS/Makefile-OSF1.
221830. Changed the default configuration ACL to relax the local part checking rule
2219 for addresses that are not in any local domains. For these addresses,
2220 slashes and pipe symbols are allowed within local parts, but the sequence
2221 /../ is explicitly forbidden.
222331. SPA server authentication was not clearing the challenge buffer before
2224 using it.
222632. log_message in a "warn" ACL statement was writing to the reject log as
2227 well as to the main log, which contradicts the documentation and doesn't
2228 seem right (because no rejection is happening). So I have stopped it.
223033. Added Ard Biesheuvel's lookup code for accessing an Interbase database.
2231 However, I am unable to do any testing of this.
223334. Fixed an infelicity in the appendfile transport. When checking directories
2234 for a mailbox, to see if any needed to be created, it was accidentally
2235 using path names with one or more superfluous leading slashes; tracing
2236 would show up entries such as stat("///home/ph10", 0xFFBEEA48).
223835. If log_message is set on a "discard" verb in a MAIL or RCPT ACL, its
2239 contents are added to the log line that is written for every discarded
2240 recipient. (Previously a log_message setting was ignored.)
224236. The ${quote: operator now quotes the string if it is empty.
224437. The install script runs exim in order to find its version number. If for
2245 some reason other than non-existence or emptiness, which it checks, it
2246 could not run './exim', it was installing it with an empty version number,
2247 i.e. as "exim-". This error state is now caught, and the installation is
2248 aborted.
225038. An argument was missing from the function that creates an error message
2251 when Exim fails to connect to the socket for saslauthd authentication.
2252 This could cause Exim to crash, or give a corrupted message.
225439. Added isip, isip4, and isip6 to ${if conditions.
225640. The ACL variables $acl_xx are now saved with the message, and can be
2257 accessed later in routers, transports, and filters.
225941. The new lookup type nwildlsearch is like wildlsearch, except that the key
2260 strings in the file are not string-expanded.
226242. If a MAIL command specified a SIZE value that was too large to fit into an
2263 int variable, the check against message_size_limit failed. Such values are
2264 now forced to INT_MAX, which is around 2Gb for a 32-bit variable. Maybe one
2265 day this will have to be increased, but I don't think I want to be around
2266 when emails are that large.
2270Exim version 4.22
2273 1. Removed HAVE_ICONV=yes from OS/Makefile-FreeBSD, since it seems that
2274 iconv() is not standard in FreeBSD.
2276 2. Change 4.21/17 was buggy and could cause stack overwriting on a system with
2277 IPv6 enabled. The observed symptom was a segmentation fault on return from
2278 the function os_common_find_running_interfaces() in src/os.c.
2280 3. In the check_special_case() function in daemon.c I had used "errno" as an
2281 argument name, which causes warnings on some systems. This was basically a
2282 typo, since it was named "eno" in the comments!
2284 4. The code that waits for the clock to tick (at a resolution of some fraction
2285 of a second) so as to ensure message-id uniqueness was always waiting for
2286 at least one whole tick, when it could have waited for less. [This is
2287 almost certainly not relevant at current processor speeds, where it is
2288 unlikely to ever wait at all. But we try to future-proof.]
2290 5. The function that sleeps for a time interval that includes fractions of a
2291 second contained a race. It did not block SIGALRM between setting the
2292 timer, and suspending (a couple of lines later). If the interval was short
2293 and the sigsuspend() was delayed until after it had expired, the suspension
2294 never ended. On busy systems this could lead to processes getting stuck for
2295 ever.
2297 6. Some uncommon configurations may cause a lookup to happen in a queue runner
2298 process, before it forks any delivery processes. The open lookup caching
2299 mechanism meant that the open file or database connection was passed into
2300 the delivery process. The problem was that delivery processes always tidy
2301 up cached lookup data. This could cause a problem for the next delivery
2302 process started by the queue runner, because the external queue runner
2303 process does not know about the closure. So the next delivery process
2304 still has data in the lookup cache. In the case of a file lookup, there was
2305 no problem because closing a file descriptor in a subprocess doesn't affect
2306 the parent. However, if the lookup was caching a connection to a database,
2307 the connection was closed, and the second delivery process was likely to
2308 see errors such as "PGSQL: query failed: server closed the connection
2309 unexpectedly". The problem has been fixed by closing all cached lookups
2310 in a queue runner before running a delivery process.
2312 7. Compiler warning on Linux for the second argument of iconv(), which doesn't
2313 seem to have the "const" qualifier which it has on other OS. I've
2314 parameterised it.
2316 8. Change 4.21/2 was too strict. It is only if there are two authenticators
2317 *of the same type* (client or server) with the same public name that an
2318 error should be diagnosed.
2320 9. When Exim looked up a host name for an IP address, but failed to find the
2321 original IP address when looking up the host name (a safety check), it
2322 output the message "<ip address> does not match any IP for NULL", which was
2323 confusing, to say the least. The bug was that the host name should have
2324 appeared instead of "NULL".
232610. Since release 3.03, if Exim is called by a uid other than root or the Exim
2327 user that is built into the binary, and the -C or -D options is used, root
2328 privilege is dropped before the configuration file is read. In addition,
2329 logging is switched to stderr instead of the normal log files. If the
2330 configuration then re-defines the Exim user, the unprivileged environment
2331 is probably not what is expected, so Exim logs a panic warning message (but
2332 proceeds).
2334 However, if deliver_drop_privilege is set, the unprivileged state may well
2335 be exactly what is intended, so the warning has been cut out in that case,
2336 and Exim is allowed to try to write to its normal log files.
2339Exim version 4.21
2342 1. smtp_return_error_details was not giving details for temporary sender
2343 or receiver verification errors.
2345 2. Diagnose a configuration error if two authenticators have the same public
2346 name.
2348 3. Exim used not to create the message log file for a message until the first
2349 delivery attempt. This could be confusing when incoming messages were held
2350 for policy or load reasons. The message log file is now created at the time
2351 the message is received, and an initial "Received" line is written to it.
2353 4. The automatically generated man page for command line options had a minor
2354 bug that caused no ill effects; however, a more serious problem was that
2355 the procedure for building the man page automatically didn't always
2356 operate. Consequently, release 4.20 contains an out-of-date version. This
2357 shouldn't happen again.
2359 5. When building Exim with embedded Perl support, the script that builds the
2360 Makefile was calling 'perl' to find its compile-time parameters, ignoring
2361 any setting of PERL_COMMAND in Local/Makefile. This is now fixed.
2363 6. The freeze_tell option was not being used for messages that were frozen on
2364 arrival, either by an ACL or by local_scan().
2366 7. Added the smtp_incomplete_transaction log selector.
2368 8. After STARTTLS, Exim was not forgetting that it had advertised AUTH, so it
2369 was accepting AUTH without a new EHLO.
2371 9. Added tls_remember_esmtp to cope with YAEB. This allows AUTH and other
2372 ESMTP extensions after STARTTLS without a new EHLO, in contravention of the
2373 RFC.
237510. Logging of TCP/IP connections (when configured) now happens in the main
2376 daemon process instead of the child process, so that the TCP/IP connection
2377 count is more accurate (but it can never be perfect).
237911. The use of "drop" in a nested ACL was not being handled correctly in the
2380 outer ACL. Now, if condition failure induced by the nested "drop" causes
2381 the outer ACL verb to deny access ("accept" or "discard" after "endpass",
2382 or "require"), the connection is dropped.
238412. Similarly, "discard" in a nested ACL wasn't being handled. A nested ACL
2385 that yield "discard" can now be used with an "accept" or a "discard" verb,
2386 but an error is generated for any others (because I can't see a useful way
2387 to define what should happen).
238913. When an ACL is read dynamically from a file (or anywhere else), the lines
2390 are now processed in the same way as lines in the Exim configuration file.
2391 In particular, continuation lines are supported.
239314. Added the "dnslists = a.b.c!=n.n.n.n" feature.
239515. Added -ti meaning -t -i.
239716. Check for letters, digits, hyphens, and dots in the names of dnslist
2398 domains, and warn by logging if others are found.
240017. At least on BSD, alignment is not guarenteed for the array of ifreq's
2401 returned from GIFCONF when Exim is trying to find the list of interfaces on
2402 a host. The code in os.c has been modified to copy each ifreq to an aligned
2403 structure in all cases.
2405 Also, in some cases, the returned ifreq's were being copied to a 'struct
2406 ifreq' on the stack, which was subsequently passed to host_ntoa(). That
2407 means the last couple of bytes of an IPv6 address could be chopped if the
2408 ifreq contained only a normal sockaddr (14 bytes storage).
241018. Named domain lists were not supported in the hosts_treat_as_local option.
2411 An entry such as +xxxx was not recognized, and was treated as a literal
2412 domain name.
241419. Ensure that header lines added by a DATA ACL are included in the reject log
2415 if the ACL subsequently rejects the message.
241720. Upgrade the utility script to use Digest::MD5 instead of just
2418 MD5 (which is deprecated).
242021. When testing a filter file using -bf, Exim was writing a message when it
2421 took the sender from a "From " line in the message, but it was not doing so
2422 when it took $return_path from a Return-Path: header line. It now does.
242422. If the contents of a "message" modifier for a "warn" ACL verb do not begin
2425 with a valid header line field name (a series of printing characters
2426 terminated by a colon, Exim now inserts X-ACL-Warn: at the beginning.
242823. Changed "disc" in the source to "disk" to conform to the documentation and
2429 the book and for uniformity.
243124. Ignore Sendmail's -Ooption=value command line item.
243325. When execve() failed while trying to run a command in a pipe transport,
2434 Exim was returning EX_UNAVAILBLE (69) from the subprocess. However, this
2435 could be confused with a return value of 69 from the command itself. This
2436 has been changed to 127, the value the shell returns if it is asked to run
2437 a non-existent command. The wording for the related log line suggests a
2438 non-existent command as the problem.
244026. If received_header_text expands to an empty string, do not add a Received:
2441 header line to the message. (Well, it adds a token one on the spool, but
2442 marks it "old" so that it doesn't get used or transmitted.)
244427. Installed eximstats 1.28 (addition of -nt option).
244628. There was no check for failure on the call to getsockname() in the daemon
2447 code. This can fail if there is a shortage of resources on the system, with
2448 ENOMEM, for example. A temporary error is now given on failure.
245029. Contrary to the C standard, it seems that in some environments, the
2451 equivalent of setlocale(LC_ALL, "C") is not obeyed at the start of a C
2452 program. Exim now does this explicitly; it affects the formatting of
2453 timestamps using strftime().
245530. If exiqsumm was given junk data, it threw up some uninitialized variable
2456 complaints. I've now initialized all the variables, to avoid this.
245832. Header lines added by a system filter were not being "seen" during
2459 transport-time rewrites.
246133. The info_callback() function passed to OpenSSL is set up with type void
2462 (*)(SSL *, int, int), as described somewhere. However, when calling the
2463 function (actually a macro) that sets it up, the type void(*)() is
2464 expected. I've put in a cast to prevent warnings from picky compilers.
246634. If a DNS black list lookup found a CNAME record, but there were no A
2467 records associated with the domain it pointed at, Exim crashed.
246935. If a DNS black list lookup returned more than one A record, Exim ignored
2470 all but the first. It now scans all returned addresses if a particular IP
2471 value is being sought. In this situation, the contents of the
2472 $dnslist_value variable are a list of all the addresses, separated by a
2473 comma and a space.
247536. Tightened up the rules for host name lookups using reverse DNS. Exim used
2476 to accept a host name and all its aliases if the forward lookup for any of
2477 them yielded the IP address of the incoming connection. Now it accepts only
2478 those names whose forward lookup yields the correct IP address. Any other
2479 names are discarded. This closes a loophole whereby a rogue DNS
2480 administrator could create reverse DNS records to break through a
2481 wildcarded host restriction in an ACL.
248337. If a user filter or a system filter that ran in a subprocess used any of
2484 the numerical variables ($1, $2 etc), or $thisaddress, in a pipe command,
2485 the wrong values were passed to the pipe command ($thisaddress had the
2486 value of $0, $0 had the value of $1, etc). This bug was introduced by
2487 change 4.11/101, and not discovered because I wrote an inadequate test. :-(
248938. Improved the line breaking for long SMTP error messages from ACLs.
2490 Previously, if there was no break point between 40 and 75 characters, Exim
2491 left the rest of the message alone. Two changes have been made: (a) I've
2492 reduced the minimum length to 35 characters; (b) if it can't find a break
2493 point between 35 and 75 characters, it looks ahead and uses the first one
2494 that it finds. This may give the occasional overlong line, but at least the
2495 remaining text gets split now.
249739. Change 82 of 4.11 was unimaginative. It assumed the limit on the number of
2498 file descriptors might be low, and that setting 1000 would always raise it.
2499 It turns out that in some environments, the limit is already over 1000 and
2500 that lowering it causes trouble. So now Exim takes care not to decrease it.
250240. When delivering a message, the value of $return_path is set to $sender_
2503 address at the start of routing (routers may change the value). By an
2504 oversight, this default was not being set up when an address was tested by
2505 -bt or -bv, which affected the outcome if any router or filter referred to
2506 $return_path.
250841. The idea of the "warn" ACL verb is that it adds a header or writes to the
2509 log only when "message" or "log_message" are set. However, if one of the
2510 conditions was an address verification, or a call to a nested ACL, the
2511 messages generated by the underlying test were being passed through. This
2512 no longer happens. The underlying message is available in $acl_verify_
2513 message for both "message" and "log_message" expansions, so it can be
2514 passed through if needed.
251642. Added RFC 2047 interpretation of header lines for $h_ expansions, with a
2517 new expansion $bh_ to give the encoded byte string without charset
2518 translation. Translation happens only if iconv() is available; HAVE_ICONV
2519 indicates this at build time. HEADERS_CHARSET gives the charset to
2520 translate to; headers_charset can change it in the configuration, and
2521 "headers charset" can change it in an individual filter file.
252343. Now that we have a default RFC 2047 charset (see above), the code in Exim
2524 that creates RFC 2047 encoded "words" labels them as that charset instead
2525 of always using iso-8859-1. The cases are (i) the explicit ${rfc2047:
2526 expansion operator; (ii) when Exim creates a From: line for a local
2527 message; (iii) when a header line is rewritten to include a "phrase" part.
252944. Nasty bug in exiqsumm: the regex to skip already-delivered addresses was
2530 buggy, causing it to skip the first lines of messages whose message ID
2531 ended in 'D'. This would not have bitten before Exim release 4.14, because
2532 message IDs were unlikely to end in 'D' before then. The effect was to have
2533 incorrect size information for certain domains.
253545. #include "config.h" was missing at the start of the crypt16.c module. This
2536 caused trouble on Tru64 (aka OSF1) systems, because HAVE_CRYPT16 was not
2537 noticed.
253946. If there was a timeout during a "random" callout check, Exim treated it as
2540 a failure of the random address, and carried on sending RSET and the real
2541 address. If the delay was just some slowness somewhere, the response to the
2542 original RCPT would be taken as a response to RSET and so on, causing
2543 mayhem of various kinds.
254547. Change 50 for 4.20 was a heap of junk. I don't know what I was thinking
2546 when I implemented it. It didn't allow for the fact that some option values
2547 may legitimatetly be negative (e.g. size_addition), and it didn't even do
2548 the right test for positive values.
255048. Domain names in DNS records are case-independent. Exim always looks them up
2551 in lower case. Some resolvers return domain names in exactly the case they
2552 appear in the zone file, that is, they may contain uppercase letters. Not
2553 all resolvers do this - some return always lower case. Exim was treating a
2554 change of case by a resolver as a change of domain, similar to a widening
2555 of a domain abbreviation. This triggered its re-routing code and so it was
2556 trying to route what was effectively the same domain again. This normally
2557 caused routing to fail (because the router wouldn't handle the domain
2558 twice). Now Exim checks for this case specially, and just changes the
2559 casing of the domain that it ultimately uses when it transmits the message
2560 envelope.
256249. Added Sieve (RFC 3028) support, courtesy of Michael Haardt's contributed
2563 module.
256550. If a filter generated a file delivery with a non-absolute name (possible if
2566 no home directory exists for the router), the forbid_file option was not
2567 forbidding it.
256951. Added '&' feature to dnslists, to provide bit mask matching in addition to
2570 the existing equality matching.
257252. Exim was using ints instead of ino_t variables in some places where it was
2573 dealing with inode numbers.
257553. If TMPDIR is defined in Local/Makefile (default in src/EDITME is
2576 TMPDIR="/tmp"), Exim checks for the presence of an environment variable
2577 called TMPDIR, and if it finds it is different, it changes its value.
257954. The smtp_printf() function is now made available to local_scan() so
2580 additional output lines can be written before returning. There is also an
2581 smtp_fflush() function to enable the detection of a dropped connection.
2582 The variables smtp_input and smtp_batched_input are exported to
2583 local_scan().
258555. Changed the default runtime configuration: the message "Unknown user"
2586 has been removed from the ACL, and instead placed on the localuser router,
2587 using the cannot_route_message feature. This means that any verification
2588 failures that generate their own messages won't get overridden. Similarly,
2589 the "Unrouteable address" message that was in the ACL for unverifiable
2590 relay addresses has also been removed.
259256. Added hosts_avoid_esmtp to the smtp transport.
259457. The exicyclog script was not checking for the esoteric option
2595 CONFIGURE_FILE_USE_EUID in the Local/Makefile. It now does this, but it
2596 will work only if exicyclog is run under the appropriate euid.
259858. Following a discussion on the list, the rules by which Exim recognises line
2599 endings on incoming messages have been changed. The -dropcr and drop_cr
2600 options are now no-ops, retained only for backwards compatibility. The
2601 following line terminators are recognized: LF CRLF CR. However, special
2602 processing applies to CR:
2604 (i) The sequence CR . CR does *not* terminate an incoming SMTP message,
2605 nor a local message in the state where . is a terminator.
2607 (ii) If a bare CR is encountered in a header line, an extra space is added
2608 after the line terminator so as not to end the header. The reasoning
2609 behind this is that bare CRs in header lines are most likely either
2610 to be mistakes, or people trying to play silly games.
261259. The size of a message, as listed by "-bp" or in the Exim monitor window,
2613 was being incorrectly given as 18 bytes larger than it should have been.
2614 This is a VOB (very old bug).
261660. This may never have affected anything current, but just in case it has:
2617 When the local host is found other than at the start of a list of hosts,
2618 the local host, those with the same MX, and any that follow, are discarded.
2619 When the list in question was part of a longer list of hosts, the following
2620 hosts (not currently being processed) were also being discarded. This no
2621 longer happens. I'm not sure if this situation could ever has previously
2622 arisen.
262461. Added the "/MX" feature to lists of hosts in the manualroute and query
2625 program routers.
262762. Whenever Exim generates a new message, it now adds an Auto-Submitted:
2628 header. This is something that is recommended in a new Internet Draft, and
2629 is something that is documented as being done by Sendmail. There are two
2630 possible values. For messages generated by the autoreply transport, Exim
2631 adds:
2633 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
2635 whereas for all other generated messages (e.g. bounces) it adds
2637 Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
263963. The "personal" condition in filters now includes a test for the
2640 Auto-Submitted: header. If it contains the string "auto-" the message it
2641 not considered personal.
264364. Added rcpt_include_affixes as a generic transport option.
264565. Added queue_only_override (default true).
264766. Added the syslog_duplication option.
264967. If what should have been the first header line of a message consisted of
2650 a space followed by a colon, Exim was mis-interpreting it as a header line.
2651 It isn't of course - it is syntactically invalid and should therefore be
2652 treated as the start of the message body. The misbehaviour could have
2653 caused a number of strange effects, including loss of data in subsequent
2654 header lines, and spool format errors.
265668. Formerly, the AUTH parameter on a MAIL command was trusted only if the
2657 client host had authenticated. This control can now be exercised by an ACL
2658 for more flexibility.
266069. By default, callouts do not happen when testing with -bh. There is now a
2661 variant, -bhc, which does actually run the callout code, including
2662 consulting and updating the callout cache.
266470. Added support for saslauthd authentication, courtesy of Alexander
2665 Sabourenkov.
266771. If statvfs() failed on the spool or log directories while checking their
2668 size for availability, Exim confusingly gave the error "space shortage".
2669 Furthermore, in debugging mode it crashed with a floating point exception.
2670 These checks are done if check_{spool,log}_{space,inodes} are set, and when
2671 an SMTP message arrives with SIZE= on the MAIL command. As this is a really
2672 serious problem, Exim now writes to the main and panic logs when this
2673 happens, with details of the failure. It then refuses to accept the
2674 incoming message, giving the message "spool directory problem" or "log
2675 directory problem" with a 421 code for SMTP messages.
267772. When Exim is about to re-exec itself, it ensures that the file descriptors
2678 0, 1, and 2 exist, because some OS complain for execs without them (see
2679 ChangeLog 4.05/30). If necessary, Exim opens /dev/null to use for these
2680 descriptors. However, the code omitted to check that the open succeeded,
2681 causing mysterious errors if for some reason the permissions on /dev/null
2682 got screwed. Now Exim writes a message to the main and panic logs, and
2683 bombs out if it can't open /dev/null.
268573. Re-vamped the way daemon_smtp_port, local_interfaces, and -oX work and
2686 interact so that it is all more flexible. It is supposed to remain
2687 backwards compatible. Also added extra_local_interfaces.
268974. Invalid data sent to a SPA (NTLM) server authenticator could cause the code
2690 to bomb out with an assertion failure - to the client this appears as a
2691 connection drop. This problem occurs in the part of the code that was taken
2692 from the Samba project. Fortunately, the assertion is in a very simple
2693 function, so I have fixed this by reproducing the function inline in the
2694 one place where it is called, and arranging for authentication to fail
2695 instead of killing the process with assert().
269775. The SPA client code was not working when the server requested OEM rather
2698 than Unicode encoding.
270076. Added code to make require_files with a specific uid setting more usable in
2701 the case where statting the file as root fails - usually a non-root-mounted
2702 NFS file system. When this happens and the failure is EACCES, Exim now
2703 forks a subprocess and does the per-uid checking as the relevant uid.
270577. Added process_log_path.
270778. If log_file_path was not explicitly set, a setting of check_log_space or
2708 check_log_inodes was ignored.
271079. If a space check for the spool or log partitions fails, the incident is now
2711 logged. Of course, in the latter case the data may get lost...
271380. Added the %p formatting code to string_format() so that it can be used to
2714 print addresses in debug_print(). Adjusted all the address printing in the
2715 debugging in store.c to use %p rather than %d.
271781. There was a concern that a line of code in smtp_in.c could overflow a
2718 buffer if a HELO/EHLO command was given followed by 500 or so spaces. As
2719 initially expressed, the concern was not well-founded, because trailing
2720 spaces are removed early. However, if the trailing spaces were followed by
2721 a NULL, they did not get removed, so the overflow was possible. Two fixes
2722 were applied:
2724 (a) I re-wrote the offending code in a cleaner fashion.
2725 (b) If an incoming SMTP command contains a NULL character, it is rejected
2726 as invalid.
272882. When Exim changes uid/gid to the Exim user at daemon start time, it now
2729 runs initgroups(), so that if the Exim user is in any additional groups,
2730 they will be used during message reception.
2733Exim version 4.20
2736The change log for 4.20 and earlier releases has been archived.