Fix the handling of reverse time in the ratelimit code.
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3Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
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6Exim version 4.53
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8
9TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
10 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
11
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12PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
13
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14PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
15
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16PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
17 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
18 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
19
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20PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
21 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
22 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
23
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24PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
25 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
26 operating systems.
27
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28PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
29 ${stat: expansion item.
30
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31PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
32 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
33
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34PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
35 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
36 file for comments.
37
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38PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
39
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40PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
41 setting.
42
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43PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
44 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
45
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46TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
47
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48PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
49 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
50 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
51 the end of the subprocess.
52
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53PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
54 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
55 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
56 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
57 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
58
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59JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
60
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61TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
62
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63PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
64 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
65
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66PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
67
68PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
69
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70PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
71 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
72 HP-UX compiler.
73
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74PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
75
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76PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
77 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
78 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
79
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80PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
81 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
82
83PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
84 host errors such as "Connection refused".
85
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86PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
87 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
88
89 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
90 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
91
92 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
93 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
94 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
95 contributed by a Radius user.
96
97PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
98 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
99
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100TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
101 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
102
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103PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
104 available.
105
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106PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
107 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
108 received.
109
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110PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
111 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
112 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
113 header lines when this was not necessary.
114
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115PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
116
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117PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
118 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
119 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
120 exists".
121
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122PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
123 -bV or -d is used.
124
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125PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
126 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
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127 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
128 return code was incorrect.
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130PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
131
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132PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
133
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134TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
135
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136PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
137
138PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
139 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
140 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
141 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
142 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
143 settings.
144
145PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
146
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147PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
148 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
149 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
150 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
151 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
152 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
153 which is clearly wrong.
154
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155PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
156
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157PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
158 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
159 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
160 subsequently added.
161
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162PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
163 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
164
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165PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
166
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167PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
168 the "build-* directories that it finds.
169
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170PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
171 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
172
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173PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
174 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
175
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176PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
177 recipients, not senders.
178
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179TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
180 the ratelimit ACL was added.
181
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182PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
183
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184PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
185
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186PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
187 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
188 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
189 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
190
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191TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
192
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193TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
194 clock is set back in time.
195
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197Exim version 4.52
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199
200TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
201
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202PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
203 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
204 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
205 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
206
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207TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
208
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209PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
210 can still be requested.
211
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212PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
213 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
214 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
215 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
216
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217TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
218 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
219 circumstances, but probably never did.
220
221PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
222 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
223 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
224 in the header line.
225
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226TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
227
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228TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
229 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
870f6ba8 230
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231TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
232
233TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
234
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235PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
236 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
237 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
238 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
239 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
240 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
11d337a4 241
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242PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
243 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
244 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
245 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
246 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
247 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
248
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249TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
250 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
251
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252PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
253 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
254
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255SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
256 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
257
258SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
259
260SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
261
262SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
263
264SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
265
266SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
267
268SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
269
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270TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
271
272TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
273 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
274 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
275
276TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
277 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
278 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
279 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
280
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281PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
282 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
283 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
284
285PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
286 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
287 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
288 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
289
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290PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
291 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
292 to be made).
293
294PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
295 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
296 should work with maildirs and everything.
297
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298TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
299 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
300
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301TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
302 <jgh@wizmail.org>
303
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304PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
305 function for BDB 4.3.
306
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307PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
308
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309PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
310 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
311 involved.
312
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313PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
314 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
315 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
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316 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
317 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
318 formatting function string_vformat().
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320PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
321 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
322 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
323 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
324 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
325 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
326 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
327 falls back to the previous guessing code."
328
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329TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
330 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
331 details.
332
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333PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
334 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
335
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336PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
337 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
338 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
339 test. It is now used for both.
340
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341PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
342 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
343 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
344 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
345 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
346 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
347
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348PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
349 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
350 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
351 string_vformat().
352
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353PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
354 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
355 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
ca02eafb 356
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357PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
358 experimental DomainKeys support:
359
360 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
361 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
362 the control was given.
363
364 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
365
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366PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
367
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368PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
369
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370PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
371 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
372 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
373 db.h files).
374
ff790e47 375PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
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376 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
377 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
378 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
379 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
380 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
381 course.
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383PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
384 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
385 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
386 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
387 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
388 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
389
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390PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
391 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
392 do -d+all out of habit.
393
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394PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
395 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
396 x86_64 Fedora Core.
397
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398PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
399 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
400 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
401 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
402 record types that Exim uses.
403
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404PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
405 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
406 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
407 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
408 non-existent file that was broken.
409
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410TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
411 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
412
413TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
414 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
415 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
416
417TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
418
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419PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
420 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
421 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
422 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
423 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
424 same time.
425
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426SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
427 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
428 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
429 at a slight CPU cost.
430
431SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
432 as requested by Marc Sherman.
433
434SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
435 by Marc Sherman.
436
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437SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
438
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439PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
440 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
441
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443Exim version 4.51
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445
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446TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
447 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
448
2f079f46 449TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
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450
451TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
452
453PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
454 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
455
456PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
457 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
458 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
459 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
460 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
461 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
462 file.
463
464PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
465 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
466 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
467 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
468 these two options.
469
470PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
471 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
472 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
473 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
474 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
475 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
476 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
c2c19e9d 477 address.
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478
479PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
480 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
481
482PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
483 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
484 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
485 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
486 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
487 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
488
489PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
490 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
491 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
492 SMTP commands that take arguments.
493
494PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
495 Finch).
496
497PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
498 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
8d67ada3 499
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500PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
501 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
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502 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
503 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
504 message.
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506PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
507
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508PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
509 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
510
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511PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
512 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
513 to what was transported.)
514
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515TF/01 Added $received_time.
516
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517PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
518 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
519 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
520 spamd_address settings.
521
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522PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
523 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
524 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
525 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
526 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
527
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528PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
529
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530PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
531 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
532 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
533 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
534 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
535
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536PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
537 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
538
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539PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
540 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
541 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
542 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
543 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
544 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
545 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
546 for failure.
547
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548PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
549 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
550 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
551 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
552 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
553 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
554 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
555 "input=".
556
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557PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
558
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559PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
560 driver and ACL definitions.
561
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562PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
563 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
564
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565PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
566 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
567 understands it better than I do:
568
569 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
570 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
571
572 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
573 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
574 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
575 => three warnings about OTP not working
576 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
577
578 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
579 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
580 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
581 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
582 for each call.)
583 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
584 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
585
586 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
587 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
588 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
589
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590PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
591 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
592 specified.
593
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594PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
595 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
596 "Linux".
597
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598PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
599 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
600 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
601
602 warn !verify = sender
603 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
604
605 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
606 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
607
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608PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
609
610 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
611 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
612
613 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
614 nomenclature these days.)
615
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616PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
617 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
618
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619PH/30 In these circumstances:
620 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
621 . First host does not offer TLS;
622 . First host accepts first address;
623 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
624 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
625 . Second host accepts second address.
626 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
627 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
628 address.
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630PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
631 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
632 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
633 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
634 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
635
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636PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
637 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
638
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639PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
640 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
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642PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
643 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
644 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
645
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646PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
647 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
648 overlooked.
649
650PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
651
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652PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
653 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
654 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
655 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
656 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
657 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
658 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
659
660 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
661 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
662 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
663 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
664 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
665
666 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
667 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
668 routed further.
669
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670PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
671 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
672 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
673 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
674 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
675 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
676
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677PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
678
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679PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
680 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
681 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
682 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
683 printable escape sequences.
684
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685PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
686 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
687 body only.
688
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689PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
690 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
691 are as follows:
692
693 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
694 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
695 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
696 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
697 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
698
699 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
700 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
701 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
702
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703PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
704
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705PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
706 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
707 play with."
708
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709PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
710 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
711 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
712 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
713 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
714 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
715 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
716 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
717 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
718 the log output.
719
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720PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
721 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
722 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
723 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
724 "make".
725
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727A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
728----------------------------------------
729
730Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
731changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
732needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
733in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
734that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
735release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
736from 4.43.
737
738I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
7394.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
740those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
741historical information.
742
743
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745-----------------
746
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747 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
748
139059f6 749 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
5fe762f6 750 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
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752 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
753 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
754 place.
755
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756 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
757 filter fails to execute.
758
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759 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
760 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
761 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
762 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
763 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
764
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765 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
766
767 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
768 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
769 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
770 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
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772 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
773 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
774 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
775 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
776 control that does not make sense is encountered.
777
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778 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
779
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78010. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
781
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78211. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
783 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
784 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
785 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
786
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78712. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
788 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
789 sender verification.
790
79113. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
792 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
793
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79414. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
795
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79615. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
797 connection timeout.
798
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79916. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
800 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
801
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80217. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
803 the spool by the -Mrm option.
804
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80518. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
806 information about exactly what failed.
807
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80819. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
809
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81020. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
811 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
812 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
813
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81421. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
815 It is now set to "smtps".
816
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81722. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
818 ignore_target_hosts.
819
82023. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
821 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
822 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
823 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
824 "[x.x.x.x]".
825
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82624. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
827 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
828 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
829
83025. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
831 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
832 wake it up if nothing else does.
833
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83426. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
835 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
836 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
837 end up negative.
838
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83927. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
840 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
841
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84228. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
843
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84429. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
845 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
846 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
847 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
848 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
849 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
850 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
851 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
852
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85330. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
854 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
855 than one IP address.
856
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85731. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
858 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
859 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
860 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
861
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86232. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
863 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
864 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
865 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
866 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
867 1024 to 2048 bytes.
868
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86933. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
870 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
871 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
872 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
873
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87434. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
875 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
876 respected.
877
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87835. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
879 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
880 $sender_host_address.
881
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88236. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
883 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
884 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
885 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
886 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
887 very small.
888
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88937. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
890
891 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
892 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
893
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894 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
895 just the host names, not the priorities.
896
897 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
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898 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
899 controlled by a keyword.
7bb56e1f 900
ea3bc19b 901 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
7bb56e1f 902 multiple records are returned.
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90438. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
905 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
906 domain.
907
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90839. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
909
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91040. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
911 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
912
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91341. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
914 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
915 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
916
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91742. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
918
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91943. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
920
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92144. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
922
92345. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
924 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
925 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
926 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
927 because the tests only now provoked it.
928
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92946. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
930 (this can affect the format of dates).
931
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93247. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
933 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
934 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
935 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
936
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93748. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
938
93949. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
940 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
941 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
942 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
943
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94450. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
945 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
946 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
947
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94851. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
949 autoreply.
950
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95152. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
952 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
953 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
954 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
955 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
956 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
957 is going on).
958
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95953. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
960 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
961 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
962 the line.
963
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96454. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
965 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
966 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
967
968 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
969 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
970 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
971 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
972 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
973 so I produce this patch..."
974
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975 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
976 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
977 is not defined.
978
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97955. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
980 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
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981 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
982 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
ea3a6f44 983 CAN-2005-0021
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98556. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
986
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98757. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
988 long debug lines gets shown.
989
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99058. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
991 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
992
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99359. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
994
995 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
996 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
997 of $primary_hostname.
998
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99960. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
1000 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
1001 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
1002 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
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1003 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
1004 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
1005 by change 4.50/55 above.
1006
1007 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
1008 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
1009 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
1010 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
1011 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
1012 running as the user.
ea3a6f44 1013 CAN-2005-0021
85b87bc2
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1014
101561. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
1016 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
1017 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
ea3a6f44 1018 CAN-2005-0022
b975ba52 1019
17ffcae7
PH
102062. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
1021 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
1022
d95f9fdb
PH
102363. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
1024 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
1025 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
1026 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
1027 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
1028
86b8287f
PH
102964. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
1030 This has been fixed.
1031
60dc5e56
PH
103265. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
1033 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
1034 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
1035 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
1036 the caching.)
1037
533244af
PH
103866. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
1039
a5a28604
PH
104067. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
1041 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
1042 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
1043 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
1044
7e634d24
PH
104568. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
1046 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
1047
3e11c26b
PH
104869. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
1049 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
1050 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
1051
6729cf78
PH
105270. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
1053 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
1054 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
1055 message there.
1056
00f00ca5
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105771. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
1058 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
1059 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
1060
c9bdd01c
PH
106172. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
1062 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
1063 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
1064 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
1065
d43194df
PH
106673. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
1067 during host lookups.
1068
fe5b5d0b
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106974. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
1070 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
1071
1072 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
1073
76a2d7ba
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107475. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
1075 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
1076 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
1077 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
1078 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
1079 background.
1080
108176. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
1082 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
1083
04f7d5b9
PH
108477. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
1085 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
1086 for the non-SMTP ACL.
1087
bc60667e
PH
108878. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
1089
bb6e88ff
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109079. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
1091 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
1092 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
1093 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
1094 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
1095 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
1096 process earlier.
1097
1e70f85b
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109880. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
1099 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
1100 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
1101 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
1102 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
1103
110481. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
1105 tables).
1106
4e01f9d6
PH
110782. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
1108
1ee1cef2
PH
110983. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
1110 "vacation" handling.
1111
6e2b4ccc
PH
111284. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
1113 OS variants using glibc.
1114
8e669ac1
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111585. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
1116
495ae4b0 1117
bbe902f0
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1118----------------------------------------------------
1119See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
1120----------------------------------------------------
1121
1122
1123Exim version 4.44
1124-----------------
1125
1126 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
1127 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
1128 transport
1129
1130 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
1131 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
1132 place.
1133
1134 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
1135 filter fails to execute.
1136
1137 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
1138 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
1139 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
1140 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
1141 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
1142
1143 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
1144 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
1145 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
1146 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
1147
1148 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
1149 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
1150 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
1151 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
1152 control that does not make sense is encountered.
1153
1154 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
1155
1156 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
1157 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
1158 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
1159 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
1160
1161 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
1162 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
1163 sender verification.
1164
116510. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
1166 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
1167
116811. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
1169 the spool by the -Mrm option.
1170
117112. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
1172 ignore_target_hosts.
1173
117413. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
1175 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
1176 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
1177 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
1178 "[x.x.x.x]".
1179
118014. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
1181 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
1182 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
1183
118415. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
1185 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
1186 wake it up if nothing else does.
1187
118816. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
1189 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
1190 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
1191 end up negative.
1192
119317. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
1194 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
1195
ea3a6f44 119618. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
bbe902f0
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1197
119819. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
1199 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
1200 empty pattern.
1201
120220. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
1203 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
1204 one IP address.
1205
ea3a6f44
NM
120621. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
1207 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
1208 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
1209 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
1210 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
1211 1024 to 2048 bytes.
bbe902f0 1212
ea3a6f44
NM
121322. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
1214 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
1215 respected.
bbe902f0
PH
1216
121723. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
1218 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
1219 $sender_host_address.
1220
122124. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
1222
ea3a6f44
NM
122325. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
1224 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
1225 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
bbe902f0
PH
1226
122726. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
ea3a6f44 1228 As per change 25.
bbe902f0 1229
ea3a6f44
NM
123027. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
1231 (this can affect the format of dates).
bbe902f0 1232
ea3a6f44
NM
123328. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
1234 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
1235 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
1236 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
bbe902f0
PH
1237
123829. eximstats updated to version 1.35
1239 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
1240 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
1241
ea3a6f44
NM
124230. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
1243 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
1244 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
1245 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
bbe902f0 1246
ea3a6f44
NM
124731. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
1248 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
1249 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
bbe902f0 1250
ea3a6f44
NM
125131. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
1252 autoreply.
bbe902f0 1253
ea3a6f44
NM
125432. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
1255 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
1256 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
1257 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
1258 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
1259 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
1260 is going on).
bbe902f0 1261
ea3a6f44
NM
126233. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
1263 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
1264 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
1265 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
bbe902f0
PH
1266 CAN-2005-0021
1267
ea3a6f44
NM
126834. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
1269 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
1270 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
1271 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
1272 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
1273 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
1274 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
1275
1276 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
1277 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
1278 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
1279 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
1280 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
1281 running as the user.
bbe902f0
PH
1282 CAN-2005-0021
1283
ea3a6f44
NM
128435. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
1285 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
1286 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
bbe902f0
PH
1287 CAN-2005-0022
1288
ea3a6f44
NM
128936. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
1290 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
1291 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
1292 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
1293 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
bbe902f0 1294
ea3a6f44
NM
129537. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
1296 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
1297 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
1298 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
1299 the caching.)
bbe902f0 1300
ea3a6f44
NM
130138. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
1302 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
1303 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
1304 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
1305 because the tests only now provoked it.
bbe902f0
PH
1306
1307
495ae4b0
PH
1308Exim version 4.43
1309-----------------
1310
1311 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
1312 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
1313 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
1314 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
1315 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
1316 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
1317 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
1318
1319 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
1320 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
1321 the delivery.
1322
1323 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
1324
1325 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
1326
1327 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
1328 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
1329 to local_scan().
1330
1331 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
1332 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
1333 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
1334 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
1335 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
1336
1337 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
1338 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
1339
1340 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
1341
1342 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
1343
134410. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
1345 header_sender only.
1346
134711. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
1348 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
1349
135012. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
1351 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
1352 affecting debugging statements).
1353
135413. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
1355
135614. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
1357 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
1358 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
1359 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
1360 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
1361 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
1362 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
1363 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
1364 after the received time, and all would be well.
1365
136615. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
1367 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
1368 condition in an expansion string.
1369
137016. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
1371
137217. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
1373 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
1374 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
1375 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
1376 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
1377 job under whatever limits there are.
1378
137918. Imported PCRE 5.0.
1380
138119. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
1382 space).
1383
138420. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
1385 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
1386 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
1387 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
1388 return path is set.
1389
139021. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
1391 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
1392 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
1393 binary data in such strings.
1394
139522. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
1396
139723. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
1398 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
1399 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
1400 failure, which is pointless.
1401
140224. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
1403
140425. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
1405
140626. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
1407 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
1408 Sender: header lines.
1409
141027. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
1411 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
1412 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
1413
141428. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
1415 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
1416 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
1417 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
1418 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
1419 happens.
1420
142129. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
1422 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
1423 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
1424 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
1425 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
1426
142730. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
1428 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
1429 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
1430 1024.
1431
143231. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
1433 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
1434
143532. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
1436 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
1437
143833. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
1439
144032. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
1441
144233. Added an ACL for QUIT.
1443
144434. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
1445 syntax error.
1446
144735. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
1448
144936. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
1450
145137. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
1452 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
1453 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
1454 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
1455
145638. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
1457 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
1458
1459
1460Exim version 4.42
1461-----------------
1462
1463 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
1464 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
1465 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
1466 it was not quoted.
1467 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
1468 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
1469 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
1470 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
1471 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
1472 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
1473
1474 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
1475 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
1476 verification failure".
1477
1478 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
1479 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
1480 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
1481 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
1482
1483 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
1484 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
1485 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
1486 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
1487 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
1488 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
1489 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
1490 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
1491 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
1492 treated as a timeout.
1493
1494 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
1495 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
1496 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
1497 not set for Exim filters).
1498
1499 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
1500 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
1501 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
1502
1503 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
1504
1505 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
1506 try to make them clearer.
1507
1508 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
1509 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
1510
1511 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
1512
1513 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
1514
151510. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
1516 only the Cygwin environment.
1517
151811. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
1519 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
1520 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
1521 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
1522 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
1523
152412. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
1525 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
1526 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
1527 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
1528 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
1529 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
1530 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
1531
153213. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
1533 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
1534
153514. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
1536
1537 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
1538 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
1539 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
1540
1541 To: susanne@some.where
1542
1543 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
1544 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
1545 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
1546 of addresses in From: header lines).
1547
1548 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
1549 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
1550 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
1551
1552 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
1553 treated as non-personal.
1554
1555 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
1556 because it now seems ill-conceived.
1557
155815. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
1559
156016. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
1561
156217. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
1563 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
1564 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
1565
156618. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
1567 ACL and the local_scan() function.
1568
156919. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
1570 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
1571 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
1572 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
1573 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
1574 (I found it when inspecting the code).
1575
157620. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
1577 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
1578 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
1579 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
1580 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
1581 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
1582 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
1583 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
1584
1585 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
1586
158721. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
1588 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
1589
159022. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
1591 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
1592 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
1593
159423. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
1595 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
1596
159724. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
1598 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
1599 rather than long int.
1600
160125. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
1602
160326. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
1604
1605
1606Exim version 4.41
1607-----------------
1608
1609 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
1610 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
1611 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
1612 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
1613 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
1614 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
1615
1616
1617Exim version 4.40
1618-----------------
1619
1620 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
1621 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
1622
1623 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
1624 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
1625 socklen_t is defined.
1626
1627 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
1628 always exist.
1629
1630 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
1631 configured.
1632
1633 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
1634 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
1635 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
1636 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
1637 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
1638
1639 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
1640 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
1641 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
1642 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
1643
1644 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
1645 of flapping under certain conditions.
1646
1647 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
1648 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
1649 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
1650
1651 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
1652
165310. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
1654
165511. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
1656 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
1657 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
1658 the duration of the SMTP connection.
1659
166012. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
1661 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
1662 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
1663 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
1664 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
1665 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
1666 preserved with the message after it was received.
1667
166813. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
1669 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
1670 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
1671 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
1672 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
1673 test suite worked just fine.
1674
167514. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
1676 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
1677 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
1678
167915. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
1680 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
1681 string.
1682
168316. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
1684 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
1685 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
1686 does not fully solve it.
1687
168817. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
1689 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
1690 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
1691 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
1692 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
1693
169418. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
1695 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
1696 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
1697
169819. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
1699 string, for example:
1700
1701 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
1702
1703 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
1704 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
1705 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
1706 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
1707 the routers could not see them.
1708
170920. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
1710 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
1711
171221. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
1713 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
1714 output).
1715
171622. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
1717 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
1718 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
1719 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
1720 that needed quoting.
1721
172223. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
1723 was not being matched caselessly.
1724
172524. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
1726 backslashes.
1727
172825. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
1729 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
1730 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
1731 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
1732 when use_sender is false.
1733
173426. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
1735
173627. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
1737
173828. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
1739
174029. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
1741 the configuration file.
1742
174330. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
1744 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
1745
174631. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
1747
174832. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
1749 bytes in the message body.
1750
175133. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
1752 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
1753 delivery.
1754
175534. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
1756
175735. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
1758
175936. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
1760 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
1761 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
1762 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
1763 another IP address.
1764
1765
1766Exim version 4.34
1767-----------------
1768
1769 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
1770 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
1771
1772 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
1773 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
1774 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
1775 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
1776 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
1777
1778 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
1779 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
1780
1781 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
1782 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
1783 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
1784
1785 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
1786 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
1787 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
1788
1789 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
1790 for routers.
1791
1792 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
1793 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
1794 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
1795 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
1796 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
1797 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
1798 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
1799
1800
1801Exim version 4.33
1802-----------------
1803
1804 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
1805 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
1806 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
1807 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
1808 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
1809 default (and expected) setting.
1810
1811 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
1812 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
1813 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
1814 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
1815
1816 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
1817 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
1818
1819 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
1820 in domain lists.
1821
1822 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
1823 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
1824 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
1825 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
1826 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
1827 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
1828
1829 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
1830 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
1831 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
1832
1833 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
1834 part (NOT match_host).
1835
1836 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
1837
1838 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
1839 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
1840 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
1841 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
1842 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
1843 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
1844 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
1845 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
1846 the same named file.
1847
184810. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
1849 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
1850 when Exim is built.
1851
185211. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
1853 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
1854 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
1855 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
1856 a host name.
1857
185812. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
1859 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
1860 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
1861
186213. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
1863
186414. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
1865
186615. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
1867
186816. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
1869 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
1870
187117. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
1872 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
1873 before starting the TLS session.
1874
187518. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
1876
187719. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
1878 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
1879
188020. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
1881 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
1882 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
1883 colon in the middle).
1884
1885
1886Exim version 4.32
1887-----------------
1888
1889 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
1890 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
1891 multiple configurations are in use.
1892
1893 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
1894 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
1895 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
1896 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
1897 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
1898 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
1899
1900 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
1901 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
1902
1903 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
1904 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
1905 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
1906
1907 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
1908 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
1909 occurs.
1910
1911 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
1912 that used bh_ and bheader_.
1913
1914 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
1915
1916 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
1917 allowing one more file than it should have been.
1918
1919 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
1920
1921 -prval:sval
1922
1923 is equivalent to
1924
1925 -oMr rval -oMs sval
1926
1927 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
1928 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
1929 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
1930 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
1931 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
1932
193310. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
1934 Exim's behaviour:
1935
1936 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
1937 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
1938 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
1939 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
1940 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
1941 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
1942
1943 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
1944 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
1945 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
1946 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
1947 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
1948 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
1949 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
1950 string.
1951
1952 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
1953 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
1954 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
1955 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
1956 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
1957
195811. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
1959
196012. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
1961 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
1962 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
1963
196413. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
1965
196614. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
1967 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
1968 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
1969 information.
1970
197115. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
1972 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
1973
197416. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
1975 Three changes have been made:
1976
1977 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
1978 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
1979 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
1980 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
1981 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
1982
1983 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
1984 been restored.
1985
1986 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
1987 the modified behaviour.
1988
1989
1990Exim version 4.31
1991-----------------
1992
1993 1. Removed "EXTRALIBS=-lwrap" from OS/Makefile-Unixware7 on the advice of
1994 Larry Rosenman.
1995
1996 2. Removed "LIBS = -lresolv" from OS/Makefile-Darwin as it is not needed, and
1997 indeed breaks things for older releases.
1998
1999 3. Added additional logging to the case where there is a problem reading data
2000 from a filter that is running in a subprocess using a pipe, in order to
2001 try to track down a specific problem.
2002
2003 4. Testing facility fudge: when running in the test harness and attempting
2004 to connect to 10.x.x.x (expecting a connection timeout) I'm now sometimes
2005 getting "No route to host". Convert this to a timeout.
2006
2007 5. Define ICONV_ARG2_TYPE as "char **" for Unixware7 to avoid compiler
2008 warning.
2009
2010 6. Some OS don't have socklen_t but use size_t instead. This affects the
2011 fifth argument of getsockopt() amongst other things. This is now
2012 configurable by a macro called SOCKLEN_T which defaults to socklen_t, but
2013 can be set for individual OS. I have set it for SunOS5, OSF1, and
2014 Unixware7. Current versions of SunOS5 (aka Solaris) do have socklen_t, but
2015 some earlier ones do not.
2016
2017 7. Change 4.30/15 was not doing the test caselessly.
2018
2019 8. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by address
2020 parsing in, for example, MAIL and RCPT commands. An example of this kind of
2021 address is [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
2022 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front (but only when
2023 address literals are enabled, of course).
2024
2025 9. Added some casts to avoid compiler warnings in OS/os.c-Linux.
2026
202710. Exim crashed if a message with an empty sender address specified by -f
2028 encountered a router with an errors_to setting. This could be provoked only
2029 by a command such as
2030
2031 exim -f "" ...
2032
2033 where an empty string was supplied; "<>" did not hit this bug.
2034
203511. Installed PCRE release 4.5.
2036
203712. If EHLO/HELO was rejected by an ACL, the value of $sender_helo_name
2038 remained set. It is now erased.
2039
204013. exiqgrep wasn't working on MacOS X because it didn't correctly compute
2041 times from message ids (which are base 36 rather than the normal 62).
2042
204314. "Expected" SMTP protocol errors that can arise when PIPELINING is in use
2044 were being counted as actual protocol errors, and logged if the log
2045 selector +smtp_protocol_error was set. One cannot be perfect in this test,
2046 but now, if PIPELINING has been advertised, RCPT following a rejected MAIL,
2047 and DATA following a set of rejected RCPTs do not count as protocol errors.
2048 In other words, Exim assumes they were pipelined, though this may not
2049 actually be the case. Of course, in all cases the client gets an
2050 appropriate error code.
2051
205215. If a lookup fails in an ACL condition, a message about the failure may
2053 be available; it is used if testing the ACL cannot continue, because most
2054 such messages specify what the cause of the deferral is. However, some
2055 messages (e.g. "MYSQL: no data found") do not cause a defer. There was bug
2056 that caused an old message to be retained and used if a later statement
2057 caused a defer, replacing the real cause of the deferral.
2058
205916. If an IP address had so many PTR records that the DNS lookup buffer
2060 was not large enough to hold them, Exim could crash while trying to process
2061 the truncated data. It now detects and logs this case.
2062
206317. Further to 4.21/58, another change has been made: if (and only if) the
2064 first line of a message (the first header line) ends with CRLF, a bare LF
2065 in a subsequent header line has a space inserted after it, so as not to
2066 terminate the header.
2067
206818. Refactoring: tidied an ugly bit of code in appendfile that copied data
2069 unnecessarily, used atoi() instead of strtol(), and didn't check the
2070 termination when getting file sizes from file names by regex.
2071
207219. Completely re-implemented the support for maildirsize files, in the light
2073 of a number of problems with the previous contributed implementation
2074 (4.30/29). In particular:
2075
2076 . If the quota is zero, the maildirsize file is maintained, but no quota is
2077 imposed.
2078
2079 . If the maildir directory does not exist, it is created before any attempt
2080 to write a maildirsize file.
2081
2082 . The quota value in the file is just a cache; if the quota is changed in
2083 the transport, the new value overrides.
2084
2085 . A regular expression is available for excluding directories from the
2086 count.
2087
208820. The autoreply transport checks the characters in options that define the
2089 message's headers; it allows continued headers, but it was checking with
2090 isspace() after an embedded newline instead of explicitly looking for a
2091 space or a tab.
2092
209321. If all the "regular" hosts to which an address was routed had passed their
2094 expiry times, and had not reached their retry times, the address was
2095 bounced, even if fallback hosts were defined. Now Exim should go on to try
2096 the fallback hosts.
2097
209822. Increased buffer sizes in the callout code from 1024 to 4096 to match the
2099 equivalent code in the SMTP transport. Some hosts send humungous responses
2100 to HELO/EHLO, more than 1024 it seems.
2101
210223. Refactoring: code in filter.c used (void *) for "any old type" but this
2103 gives compiler warnings in some environments. I've now done it "properly",
2104 using a union.
2105
210624. The replacement for inet_ntoa() that is used with gcc on IRIX systems
2107 (because of problems with the built-in one) was declared to return uschar *
2108 instead of char *, causing compiler failure.
2109
211025. Fixed a file descriptor leak when processing alias/forward files.
2111
211226. Fixed a minor format string issue in dbfn.c.
2113
211427. Typo in exim.c: ("dmbnz" for "dbmnz").
2115
211628. If a filter file refered to $h_xxx or $message_headers, and the headers
2117 contained RFC 2047 "words", Exim's memory could, under certain conditions,
2118 become corrupted.
2119
212029. When a sender address is verified, it is cached, to save repeating the test
2121 when there is more than one recipient in a message. However, when the
2122 verification involves a callout, it is possible for different callout
2123 options to be set for different recipients. It is too complicated to keep
2124 track of this in the cache, so now Exim always runs a verification when a
2125 callout is required, relying on the callout cache for the optimization.
2126 The overhead is duplication of the address routing, but this should not be
2127 too great.
2128
212930. Fixed a bug in callout caching. If a RCPT command caused the sender address
2130 to be verified with callout=postmaster, and the main callout worked but the
2131 postmaster check failed, the verification correctly failed. However, if a
2132 subsequent RCPT command asked for sender verification *without* the
2133 postmaster check, incorrect caching caused this verification also to fail,
2134 incorrectly.
2135
213631. Exim caches DNS lookup failures so as to avoid multiple timeouts; however,
2137 it was not caching the DNS options (qualify_single, search_parents) that
2138 were used when the lookup failed. A subsequent lookup with different
2139 options therefore always gave the same answer, though there were cases
2140 where it should not have. (Example: a "domains = !$mx_any" option on a
2141 dnslookup router: the "domains" option is always processed without any
2142 widening, but the router might have qualify_single set.) Now Exim uses the
2143 cached value only when the same options are set.
2144
214532. Added John Jetmore's "exipick" utility to the distribution.
2146
214733. GnuTLS: When an attempt to start a TLS session fails for any reason other
2148 than a timeout (e.g. a certificate is required, and is not provided), an
2149 Exim server now closes the connection immediately. Previously it waited for
2150 the client to close - but if the client is SSL, it seems that they each
2151 wait for each other, leading to a delay before one of them times out.
2152
215334: GnuTLS: Updated the code to use the new GnuTLS 1.0.0 API. I have not
2154 maintained 0.8.x compatibility because I don't think many are using it, and
2155 it is clearly obsolete.
2156
215735. Added TLS support for CRLs: a tls_crl global option and one for the smtp
2158 transport.
2159
216036. OpenSSL: $tls_certificate_verified was being set to 1 even if the
2161 client certificate was expired. A simple patch fixes this, though I don't
2162 understand the full logic of why the verify callback is called multiple
2163 times.
2164
216537. OpenSSL: a patch from Robert Roselius: "Enable client-bug workaround.
2166 Versions of OpenSSL as of 0.9.6d include a 'CBC countermeasure' feature,
2167 which causes problems with some clients (such as the Certicom SSL Plus
2168 library used by Eudora). This option, SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS,
2169 disables the coutermeasure allowing Eudora to connect."
2170
217138. Exim was not checking that a write() to a log file succeeded. This could
2172 lead to Bad Things if a log got too big, in particular if it hit a file
2173 size limit. Exim now panics and dies if it cannot write to a log file, just
2174 as it does if it cannot open a log file.
2175
217639. Modified OS/Makefile-Linux so that it now contains
2177
2178 CFLAGS=-O -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
2179
2180 The two -D definitions ensure that Exim is compiled with large file
2181 support, which makes it possible to handle log files that are bigger than
2182 2^31.
2183
218440. Fixed a subtle caching bug: if (in an ACL or a set of routers, for
2185 instance) a domain was checked against a named list that involved a lookup,
2186 causing $domain_data to be set, then another domain was checked against the
2187 same list, then the first domain was re-checked, the value of $domain_data
2188 after the final check could be wrong. In particular, if the second check
2189 failed, it could be set empty. This bug probably also applied to
2190 $localpart_data.
2191
219241. The strip_trailing_dot option was not being applied to the address given
2193 with the -f command-line option.
2194
219542. The code for reading a message's header from the spool was incrementing
2196 $received_count, but never initializing it. This meant that the value was
2197 incorrect (doubled) while delivering a message in the same process in which
2198 it was received. In the most common configuration of Exim, this never
2199 happens - a fresh exec is done - but it can happen when
2200 deliver_drop_privilege is set.
2201
220243. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error - client data sent too soon -
2203 it now includes up to 150 characters of the unexpected data in the log
2204 line.
2205
220644. The exim_dbmbuild utility uses fixed size buffers for reading input lines
2207 and building data strings. The size of both of these buffers was 10 000
2208 bytes - far larger than anybody would *ever* want, thought I. Needless to
2209 say, somebody hit the limit. I have increased the maximum line length to
2210 20 000 and the maximum data length of concatenated lines to 100 000. I have
2211 also fixed two bugs, because there was no checking on these buffers. Tsk,
2212 tsk. Now exim_dbmbuild gives a message and exits with an error code if a
2213 buffer is too small.
2214
221545. The exim_dbmbuild utility did not support quoted keys, as Exim does in
2216 lsearch lookups. Now it does.
2217
221846. When parsing a route_list item in a manualroute router, a fixed-length
2219 buffer was used for the list of hosts. I made this 1024 bytes long,
2220 thinking that nobody would ever have a list of hosts that long. Wrong.
2221 Somebody had a whole pile of complicated expansion conditions, and the
2222 string was silently truncated, leading to an expansion error. It turns out
2223 that it is easier to change to an unlimited length (owing to other changes
2224 that have happened since this code was originally written) than to build
2225 structure for giving a limitation error. The length of the item that
2226 expands into the list of hosts is now unlimited.
2227
222847. The lsearch lookup could not handle data where the length of text line was
2229 more than 4095 characters. Such lines were truncated, leading to shortened
2230 data being returned. It should now handle lines of any length.
2231
223248. Minor wording revision: "cannot test xxx in yyy ACL" becomes "cannot test
2233 xxx condition in yyy ACL" (e.g. "cannot test domains condition in DATA
2234 ACL").
2235
223649. Cosmetic tidy to scripts like exicyclog that are generated by globally
2237 replacing strings such as BIN_DIRECTORY in a source file: the replacement
2238 no longer happens in comment lines. A list of replacements is now placed
2239 at the head of all of the source files, except those whose only change is
2240 to replace PERL_COMMAND in the very first #! line.
2241
224250. Replaced the slow insertion sort in queue.c, for sorting the list of
2243 messages on the queue, with a bottom-up merge sort, using code contributed
2244 by Michael Haardt. This should make operations like -bp somewhat faster on
2245 large queues. It won't affect queue runners, except when queue_run_in_order
2246 is set.
2247
224851. Installed eximstats 1.31 in the distribution.
2249
225052. Added support for SRV lookups to the dnslookup router.
2251
225253. If an ACL referred to $message_body or $message_body_end, the value was not
2253 reset for any messages that followed in the same SMTP session.
2254
225554. The store-handling optimization for building very long strings was not
2256 differentiating between the different store pools. I don't think this
2257 actually made any difference in practice, but I've tidied it.
2258
225955. While running the routers to verify a sender address, $sender_address
2260 was still set to the sender address. This is wrong, because when routing to
2261 send a bounce to the sender, it would be empty. Therefore, I have changed
2262 it so that, while verifying a sender address, $sender_address is set to <>.
2263 (There is no change to what happens when verifying a recipient address.)
2264
226556. After finding MX (or SRV) records, Exim was doing a DNS lookup for the
2266 target A or AAAA records (if not already returned) without resetting the
2267 qualify_single or search_parents options of the DNS resolver. These are
2268 inappropriate in this case because the targets of MX and SRV records must
2269 be FQDNs. A broken DNS record could cause trouble if it happened to have a
2270 target that, when qualified, matched something in the local domain. These
2271 two options are now turned off when doing these lookups.
2272
227357. It seems that at least some releases of Reiserfs (which does not have the
2274 concept of a fixed number of inodes) returns zero and not -1 for the
2275 number of available inodes. This interacted badly with check_spool_inodes,
2276 which assumed that -1 was the "no such thing" setting. What I have done is
2277 to check that the total number of inodes is greater than zero before doing
2278 the test of how many are available.
2279
228058. When a "warn" ACL statement has a log_message modifier, the message is
2281 remembered, and not repeated. This is to avoid a lot of repetition when a
2282 message has many recipients that cause the same warning to be written.
2283 Howewer, Exim was preserving the list of already written lines for an
2284 entire SMTP session, which doesn't seem right. The memory is now reset if a
2285 new message is started.
2286
228759. The "rewrite" debugging flag was not showing the result of rewriting in the
2288 debugging output unless log_rewrite was also set.
2289
229060. Avoid a compiler warning on 64-bit systems in dsearch.c by avoiding the use
2291 of (int)(handle) when we know that handle contains (void *)(-1).
2292
229361. The Exim daemon panic-logs an error return when it closes the incoming
2294 connection. However "connection reset by peer" seems to be common, and
2295 isn't really an error worthy of noting specially, so that particular error
2296 is no long logged.
2297
229862. When Exim is trying to find all the local interfaces, it used to panic and
2299 die if the ioctl to get the interface flags failed. However, it seems that
2300 on at least one OS (Solaris 9) it is possible to have an interface that is
2301 included in the list of interfaces, but for which you get a failure error
2302 for this call. This happens when the interface is not "plumbed" into a
2303 protocol (i.e. neither IPv4 nor IPv6). I've changed the code so that a
2304 failure of the "get flags" call assumes that the interface is down.
2305
230663. Added a ${eval10: operator, which assumes all numbers are decimal. This
2307 makes life easier for people who are doing arithmetic on fields extracted
2308 from dates, where you often get leading zeros that should not be
2309 interpreted as octal.
2310
231164. Added qualify_domain to the redirect router, to override the global
2312 setting.
2313
231465. If a pathologically long header line contained very many addresses (the
2315 report of this problem mentioned 10 000) and each of them was rewritten,
2316 Exim could use up a very large amount of memory. (It kept on making new
2317 copies of the header line as it rewrote, and never released the old ones.)
2318 At the expense of a bit more processing, the header rewriting function has
2319 been changed so that it no longer eats memory in this way.
2320
232166. The generation of the Received: header has been moved from the time that a
2322 message starts to be received, to the time that it finishes. The timestamp
2323 in the Received: header should now be very close to that of the <= log
2324 line. There are two side-effects of this change:
2325
2326 (a) If a message is rejected by a DATA or non-SMTP ACL or local_scan(), the
2327 logged header lines no longer include the local Received: line, because
2328 it has not yet been created. The same applies to a copy of the message
2329 that is returned to a non-SMTP sender when a message is rejected.
2330
2331 (b) When a filter file is tested using -bf, no additional Received: header
2332 is added to the test message. After some thought, I decided that this
2333 is a bug fix.
2334
2335 This change does not affect the value of $received_for. It is still set
2336 after address rewriting, but before local_scan() is called.
2337
233867. Installed the latest Cygwin-specific files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2339
234068. GnuTLS: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, GnuTLS
2341 gave an unhelpful panic error message, and a defer error. I have managed to
2342 change this behaviour so that it now rejects any supplied certificate,
2343 which seems right, as the list of acceptable certificates is empty.
2344
234569. OpenSSL: If an empty file is specified for tls_verify_certificates, OpenSSL
2346 gave an unhelpful defer error. I have not managed to make this reject any
2347 supplied certificates, but the error message it gives is "no certificate
2348 supplied", which is not helpful.
2349
235070. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not associated with any
2351 message, but which match the given pattern. Implemented by a patch from
2352 Martin Sluka, which also tidied up the Perl a bit.
2353
235471. Recipient callout verification, like sender verification, was using <> in
2355 the MAIL FROM command. This isn't really the right thing, since the actual
2356 sender may affect whether the remote host accepts the recipient or not. I
2357 have changed it to use the actual sender in the callout; this means that
2358 the cache record is now keyed on a recipient/sender pair, not just the
2359 recipient address. There doesn't seem to be a real danger of callout loops,
2360 since a callout by the remote host to check the sender would use <>.
2361 [SEE ABOVE: changed after hitting problems.]
2362
236372. Exim treats illegal SMTP error codes that do not begin with 4 or 5 as
2364 temporary errors. However, in the case of such a code being given after
2365 the end of a data transmission (i.e. after ".") Exim was failing to write
2366 a retry record for the message. (Yes, there was some broken host that was
2367 actually sending 8xx at this point.)
2368
236973. An unknown lookup type in a host list could cause Exim to panic-die when
2370 the list was checked. (An example that provoked this was putting <; in the
2371 middle of a list instead of at the start.) If this happened during a DATA
2372 ACL check, a -D file could be left lying around. This kind of configuration
2373 error no longer causes Exim to die; instead it causes a defer errror. The
2374 incident is still logged to the main and panic logs.
2375
237674. Buglet left over from Exim 3 conversion. The message "too many messages
2377 in one connection" was written to the rejectlog but not the mainlog, except
2378 when address rewriting (yes!) was being logged.
2379
238075. Added write_rejectlog option.
2381
238276. When a system filter was run not as root (that is, when system_filter_user
2383 was set), the values of the $n variables were not being returned to the
2384 main process; thus, they were not subsequently available in the $sn
2385 variables.
2386
238777. Added +return_path_on_delivery log selector.
2388
238978. A connection timeout was being treated differently from recipients deferred
2390 when testing hosts_max_try with a message that was older than the host's
2391 retry timeout. (The host should not be counted, thus allowing all hosts to
2392 be tried at least once before bouncing.) This may have been the cause of an
2393 occasionally reported bug whereby a message would remain on the queue
2394 longer than the retry timeout, but would be bounced if a delivery was
2395 forced. I say "may" because I never totally pinned down the problem;
2396 setting up timeout/retry tests is difficult. See also the next item.
2397
239879. The ultimate address timeout was not being applied to errors that involved
2399 a combination of host plus message (for example, a timeout on a MAIL
2400 command). When an address resolved to a number of possible hosts, and they
2401 were not all tried for each delivery (e.g. because of hosts_max_try), a
2402 message could remain on the queue longer than the retry timeout.
2403
240480. Sieve bug: "stop" inside "elsif" was broken. Applied a patch from Michael
2405 Haardt.
2406
240781. Fixed an obscure SMTP outgoing bug which required at least the following
2408 conditions: (a) there was another message waiting for the same server;
2409 (b) the server returned 5xx to all RCPT commands in the first message so
2410 that the message was not completed; (c) the server dropped the connection
2411 or gave a negative response to the RSET that Exim sends to abort the
2412 transaction. The observed case was a dropped connection after DATA that had
2413 been sent in pipelining mode. That is, the server had advertised PIPELINING
2414 but was not implementing it correctly. The effect of the bug was incorrect
2415 behaviour, such as trying another host, and this could lead to a crash.
2416
2417
2418Exim version 4.30
2419-----------------
2420
2421 1. The 3rd arguments to getsockname(), getpeername(), and accept() in exim.c
2422 and daemon.c were passed as pointers to ints; they should have been
2423 pointers to socklen_t variables (which are typically unsigned ints).
2424
2425 2. Some signed/unsigned type warnings in the os.c file for Linux have been
2426 fixed.
2427
2428 3. Fixed a really odd bug that affected only the testing scheme; patching a
2429 certain fixed string in the binary changed the value of another string that
2430 happened to be identical to the end of the original first string.
2431
2432 4. When gethostbyname() (or equivalent) is passed an IP address as a "host
2433 name", it returns that address as the IP address. On some operating
2434 systems (e.g. Solaris), it also passes back the IP address string as the
2435 "host name". However, on others (e.g. Linux), it passes back an empty
2436 string. Exim wasn't checking for this, and was changing the host name to an
2437 empty string, assuming it had been canonicized.
2438
2439 5. Although rare, it is permitted to have more than one PTR record for a given
2440 IP address. I thought that gethostbyaddr() or getipnodebyaddr() always gave
2441 all the names associated with an address, because they do in Solaris.
2442 However, it seems that they do not in Linux for data that comes from the
2443 DNS. If an address in /etc/hosts has multiple names, they _are_ all given.
2444 I found this out when I moved to a new Linux workstation and tried to run
2445 the Exim test suite.
2446
2447 To get round this problem I have changed the code so that it now does its
2448 own call to the DNS to look up PTR records when searching for a host name.
2449 If nothing can be found in the DNS, it tries gethostbyaddr(), so that
2450 addresses that are only in /etc/hosts are still found.
2451
2452 This behaviour is, however, controlled by an option called host_lookup_
2453 order, which defaults to "bydns:byaddr". If people want to use the other
2454 order, or indeed, just use one or the other means of lookup, they can
2455 specify it in this variable.
2456
2457 6. If a PTR record yields an empty name, Exim treats it as non-existent. In
2458 some operating systems, this comes back from gethostbyaddr() as an empty
2459 string, and this is what Exim used to test for. However, it seems that in
2460 other systems, "." is yielded. Exim now tests for this case too.
2461
2462 7. The values of check_spool_space and check_log_space are now held internally
2463 as a number of kilobytes instead of an absolute number of bytes. If a
2464 numbers is specified without 'K' or 'M', it is rounded up to the nearest
2465 kilobyte. This means that much larger values can be stored.
2466
2467 8. Exim monitor: an attempt to get the action menu when not actually pointing
2468 at a message produces an empty menu entitled "No message selected". This
2469 works on Solaris (OpenWindows). However, XFree86 does not like a menu with
2470 no entries in it ("Shell widget menu has zero width and/or height"). So I
2471 have added a single, blank menu entry in this case.
2472
2473 9. Added ${quote_local_part.
2474
247510. MIME decoding is now applied to the contents of Subject: header lines when
2476 they are logged.
2477
247811. Now that a reference to $sender_host_address automatically causes a reverse
2479 lookup to occur if necessary (4.13/18), there is no need to arrange for a
2480 host lookup before query-style lookups in lists that might use this
2481 variable. This has therefore been abolished, and the "net-" prefix is no
2482 longer necessary for query-style lookups.
2483
248412. The Makefile for SCO_SV contained a setting of LDFLAGS. This appears to
2485 have been a typo for LFLAGS, so it has been changed.
2486
248713. The install script calls Exim with "-C /dev/null" in order to find the
2488 version number. If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set, this caused an error message
2489 to be output. Howeve, since Exim outputs its version number before the
2490 error, it didn't break the script. It just looked ugly. I fixed this by
2491 always allowing "-C /dev/null" if the caller is root.
2492
249314. Ignore overlarge ACL variable number when reading spool file - insurance
2494 against a later release with more variables having written the file.
2495
249615. The standard form for an IPv6 address literal was being rejected by EHLO.
2497 Example: [IPv6:2002:c1ed:8229:10:202:2dff:fe07:a42a]. Exim now accepts
2498 this, as well as the form without the "IPv6" on the front.
2499
250016. Added CHOWN_COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown and LIBS=-lresolv to the
2501 OS/Makefile-Darwin file.
2502
250317. Fixed typo in lookups/ldap.c: D_LOOKUP should be D_lookup. This applied
2504 only to LDAP libraries that do not have LDAP_OPT_DEREF.
2505
250618. After change 4.21/52, "%ld" was used to format the contents of the $inode
2507 variable. However, some OS use ints for inodes. I've added cast to long int
2508 to get rid of the compiler warning.
2509
251019. I had forgotten to lock out "/../" in configuration file names when
2511 ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX was set.
2512
251320. Routers used for verification do not need to specify transports. However,
2514 if such a router generated a host list, and callout was configured, Exim
2515 crashed, because it could not find a port number from the (non-existent)
2516 transport. It now assumes port 25 in this circumstance.
2517
251821. Added the -t option to exigrep.
2519
252022. If LOOKUP_LSEARCH is defined, all three linear search methods (lsearch,
2521 wildlsearch, nwildlsearch) are compiled. LOOKUP_WILDLSEARCH and LOOKUP_
2522 NWILDLSEARCH are now obsolete, but retained for compatibility. If either of
2523 them is set, LOOKUP_LSEARCH is forced.
2524
252523. "exim -bV" now outputs a list of lookups that are included in the binary.
2526
252724. Added sender and host information to the "rejected by local_scan()" log
2528 line; previously there was no indication of these.
2529
253025. Added .include_if_exists.
2531
253226. Change 3.952/11 added an explicit directory sync on top of a file sync for
2533 Linux. It turns out that not all file systems support this. Apparently some
2534 versions of NFS do not. (It's rare to put Exim's spool on NFS, but people
2535 do it.) To cope with this, the error EINVAL, which means that sync-ing is
2536 not supported on the file descriptor, is now ignored when Exim is trying to
2537 sync a directory. This applies only to Linux.
2538
253927. Added -DBIND_8_COMPAT to the CLFAGS setting for Darwin.
2540
254128. In Darwin (MacOS X), the PAM headers are in /usr/include/pam and not in
2542 /usr/include/security. There's now a flag in OS/os.h-Darwin to cope with
2543 this.
2544
254529. Added support for maildirsize files from supplied patch (modified a bit).
2546
254730. The use of :fail: followed by an empty string could lead Exim to respond to
2548 sender verification failures with (e.g.):
2549
2550 550 Verification failed for <xxx>
2551 550 Sender verify failed
2552
2553 where the first response line was missing the '-' that indicates it is not
2554 the final line of the response.
2555
255631. The loop for finding the name of the user that called Exim had a hardwired
2557 limit of 10; it now uses the value of finduser_retries, which is used for
2558 all other user lookups.
2559
256032. Added $received_count variable, available in data and not_smtp ACLs, and at
2561 delivery time.
2562
256333. Exim was neglecting to zero errno before one call of strtol() when
2564 expanding a string and expecting an integer value. On some systems this
2565 resulted in spurious "integer overflow" errors. Also, it was casting the
2566 result into an int without checking.
2567
256834. Testing for a connection timeout using "timeout_connect" in the retry rules
2569 did not work. The code looks as if it has *never* worked, though it appears
2570 to have been documented since at least releast 1.62. I have made it work.
2571
257235. The "timeout_DNS" error in retry rules, also documented since at least
2573 1.62, also never worked. As it isn't clear exactly what this means, and
2574 clearly it isn't a major issue, I have abolished the feature by treating it
2575 as "timeout", and writing a warning to the main and panic logs.
2576
257736. The display of retry rules for -brt wasn't always showing the error code
2578 correctly.
2579
258037. Added new error conditions to retry rules: timeout_A, timeout_MX,
2581 timeout_connect_A, timeout_connect_MX.
2582
258338. Rewriting the envelope sender at SMTP time did not allow it to be rewritten
2584 to the empty sender.
2585
258639. The daemon was not analysing the content of -oX till after it had closed
2587 stderr and disconnected from the controlling terminal. This meant that any
2588 syntax errors were only noted on the panic log, and the return code from
2589 the command was 0. By re-arranging the code a little, I've made the
2590 decoding happen first, so such errors now appear on stderr, and the return
2591 code is 1. However, the actual setting up of the sockets still happens in
2592 the disconnected process, so errors there are still only recorded on the
2593 panic log.
2594
259540. A daemon listener on a wildcard IPv6 socket that also accepts IPv4
2596 connections (as happens on some IP stacks) was logged at start up time as
2597 just listening for IPv6. It now logs "IPv6 with IPv4". This differentiates
2598 it from "IPv6 and IPv4", which means that two separate sockets are being
2599 used.
2600
260141. The debug output for gethostbyname2() or getipnodebyname() failures now
2602 says whether AF_INET or AF_INET6 was passed as an argument.
2603
260442. Exiwhat output was messed up when time zones were included in log
2605 timestamps.
2606
260743. Exiwhat now gives more information about the daemon's listening ports,
2608 and whether -tls-on-connect was used.
2609
261044. The "port" option of the smtp transport is now expanded.
2611
261245. A "message" modifier in a "warn" statement in a non-message ACL was being
2613 silently ignored. Now an error message is written to the main and panic
2614 logs.
2615
261646. There's a new ACL modifier called "logwrite" which writes to a log file
2617 as soon as it is encountered.
2618
261947. Added $local_user_uid and $local_user_gid at routing time.
2620
262148. Exim crashed when trying to verify a sender address that was being
2622 rewritten to "<>".
2623
262449. Exim was recognizing only a space character after ".include". It now also
2625 recognizes a tab character.
2626
262750. Fixed several bugs in the Perl script that creates the exim.8 man page by
2628 extracting the relevant information from the specification. The man page no
2629 longer contains scrambled data for the -d option, and I've added a section
2630 at the front about calling Exim under different names.
2631
263251. Added "extra_headers" argument to the "mail" command in filter files.
2633
263452. Redirecting mail to an unqualified address in a Sieve filter caused Exim to
2635 crash.
2636
263753. Installed eximstats 1.29.
2638
263954. Added transport_filter_timeout as a generic transport option.
2640
264155. Exim no longer adds an empty Bcc: header to messages that have no To: or
2642 Cc: header lines. This was required by RFC 822, but it not required by RFC
2643 2822.
2644
264556. Exim used to add From:, Date:, and Message-Id: header lines to any
2646 incoming messages that did not have them. Now it does so only if the
2647 message originates locally, that is, if there is no associated remote host
2648 address. When Resent- header lines are present, this applies to the Resent-
2649 lines rather than the non-Resent- lines.
2650
265157. Drop incoming SMTP connection after too many syntax or protocol errors. The
2652 limit is controlled by smtp_max_synprot_errors, defaulting to 3.
2653
265458. Messages for configuration errors now include the name of the main
2655 configuration file - useful now that there may be more than one file in a
2656 list (.included file names were always shown).
2657
265859. Change 4.21/82 (run initgroups() when starting the daemon) causes problems
2659 for those rare installations that do not start the daemon as root or run it
2660 setuid root. I've cut out the call to initgroups() if the daemon is not
2661 root at that time.
2662
266360. The Exim user and group can now be bound into the binary as text strings
2664 that are looked up at the start of Exim's processing.
2665
266661. Applied a small patch for the Interbase code, supplied by Ard Biesheuvel.
2667
266862. Added $mailstore_basename variable.
2669
267063. Installed patch to sieve.c from Michael Haardt.
2671
267264. When Exim failed to open the panic log after failing to open the main log,
2673 the original message it was trying to log was written to stderr and debug
2674 output, but if they were not available (the usual case in production), it
2675 was lost. Now it is written to syslog before the two lines that record the
2676 failures to open the logs.
2677
267865. Users' Exim filters run in subprocesses under the user's uid. It is
2679 possible for a "deliver" command or an alias in a "personal" command to
2680 provoke an address rewrite. If logging of address rewriting is configured,
2681 this fails because the process is not running as root or exim. There may be
2682 a better way of dealing with this, but for the moment (because 4.30 needs
2683 to be released), I have disabled address rewrite logging when running a
2684 filter in a non-root, non-exim process.
2685
2686
2687Exim version 4.24
2688-----------------
2689
2690 1. The buildconfig auxiliary program wasn't quoting the value set for
2691 HEADERS_CHARSET. This caused a compilation error complaining that 'ISO' was
2692 not defined. This bug was masked in 4.22 by the effect that was fixed in
2693 change 4.23/1.
2694
2695 2. Some messages that were rejected after a message id was allocated were
2696 shown as "incomplete" by exigrep. It no longer does this for messages that
2697 are rejected by local_scan() or the DATA or non-SMTP ACLs.
2698
2699 3. If a Message-ID: header used a domain literal in the ID, and Exim did not
2700 have allow_domain_literals set, the ID did not get logged in the <= line.
2701 Domain literals are now always recognized in Message-ID: header lines.
2702
2703 4. The first argument for a ${extract expansion item is the key name or field
2704 number. Leading and trailing spaces in this item were not being ignored,
2705 causing some misleading effects.
2706
2707 5. When deliver_drop_privilege was set, single queue runner processes started
2708 manually (i.e. by the command "exim -q") or by the daemon (which uses the
2709 same command in the process it spins off) were not dropping privilege.
2710
2711 6. When the daemon running as "exim" started a queue runner, it always
2712 re-executed Exim in the spun-off process. This is a waste of effort when
2713 deliver_drop_privilege is set. The new process now just calls the
2714 queue-runner function directly.
2715
2716
2717Exim version 4.23
2718-----------------
2719
2720 1. Typo in the src/EDITME file: it referred to HEADERS_DECODE_TO instead of
2721 HEADERS_CHARSET.
2722
2723 2. Change 4.21/73 introduced a bug. The pid file path set by -oP was being
2724 ignored. Though the use of -oP was forcing the writing of a pid file, it
2725 was always written to the default place.
2726
2727 3. If the message "no IP address found for host xxxx" is generated during
2728 incoming verification, it is now followed by identification of the incoming
2729 connection (so you can more easily find what provoked it).
2730
2731 4. Bug fix for Sieve filters: "stop" inside a block was not working properly.
2732
2733 5. Added some features to "harden" Exim a bit more against certain attacks:
2734
2735 (a) There is now a build-time option called FIXED_NEVER_USERS that can
2736 be put in Local/Makefile. This is like the never_users runtime option,
2737 but it cannot be overridden. The default setting is "root".
2738
2739 (b) If ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX is defined in Local/Makefile, it specifies a
2740 prefix string with which any file named in a -C command line option
2741 must start.
2742
2743 (c) If ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY is defined in Local/Makefile, root privilege
2744 is retained for -C and -D only if the caller of Exim is root. Without
2745 it, the exim user may also use -C and -D and retain privilege.
2746
2747 (d) If DISABLE_D_OPTION is defined in Local/Makefile, the use of the -D
2748 command line option is disabled.
2749
2750 6. Macro names set by the -D option must start with an upper case letter, just
2751 like macro names defined in the configuration file.
2752
2753 7. Added "dereference=" facility to LDAP.
2754
2755 8. Two instances of the typo "uknown" in the source files are fixed.
2756
2757 9. If a PERL_COMMAND setting in Local/Makefile was not at the start of a line,
2758 the Configure-Makefile script screwed up while processing it.
2759
276010. Incorporated PCRE 4.4.
2761
276211. The SMTP synchronization check was not operating right at the start of an
2763 SMTP session. For example, it could not catch a HELO sent before the client
2764 waited for the greeting. There is now a check for outstanding input at the
2765 point when the greeting is written. Because of the duplex, asynchronous
2766 nature of TCP/IP, it cannot be perfect - the incorrect input may be on its
2767 way, but not yet received, when the check is performed.
2768
276912. Added tcp_nodelay to make it possible to turn of the setting of TCP_NODELAY
2770 on TCP/IP sockets, because this apparently causes some broken clients to
2771 timeout.
2772
277313. Installed revised OS/Makefile-CYGWIN and OS/os.c-cygwin (the .h file was
2774 unchanged) from the Cygwin maintainer.
2775
277614. The code for -bV that shows what is in the binary showed "mbx" when maildir
2777 was supported instead of testing for mbx. Effectively a typo.
2778
277915. The spa authenticator server code was not checking that the input it
2780 received was valid base64.
2781
278216. The debug output line for the "set" modifier in ACLs was not showing the
2783 name of the variable that was being set.
2784
278517. Code tidy: the variable type "vtype_string" was never used. Removed it.
2786
278718. Previously, a reference to $sender_host_name did not cause a DNS reverse
2788 lookup on its own. Something else was needed to trigger the lookup. For
2789 example, a match in host_lookup or the need for a host name in a host list.
2790 Now, if $sender_host_name is referenced and the host name has not yet been
2791 looked up, a lookup is performed. If the lookup fails, the variable remains
2792 empty, and $host_lookup_failed is set to "1".
2793
279419. Added "eqi" as a case-independent comparison operator.
2795
279620. The saslauthd authentication condition could segfault if neither service
2797 nor realm was specified.
2798
279921. If an overflowing value such as "2048M" was set for message_size_limit, the
2800 error message that was logged was misleading, and incoming SMTP
2801 connections were dropped. The message is now more accurate, and temporary
2802 errors are given to SMTP connections.
2803
280422. In some error situations (such as 21 above) Exim rejects all SMTP commands
2805 (except RSET) with a 421 error, until QUIT is received. However, it was
2806 failing to send a response to QUIT.
2807
280823. The HELO ACL was being run before the code for helo_try_verify_hosts,
2809 which made it impossible to use "verify = helo" in the HELO ACL. The HELO
2810 ACL is now run after the helo_try_verify_hosts code.
2811
281224. "{MD5}" and "{SHA1}" are now recognized as equivalent to "{md5"} and
2813 "{sha1}" in the "crypteq" expansion condition (in fact the comparison is
2814 case-independent, so other case variants are also recognized). Apparently
2815 some systems use these upper case variants.
2816
281725. If more than two messages were waiting for the same host, and a transport
2818 filter was specified for the transport, Exim sent two messages over the
2819 same TCP/IP connection, and then failed with "socket operation on non-
2820 socket" when it tried to send the third.
2821
282226. Added Exim::debug_write and Exim::log_write for embedded Perl use.
2823
282427. The extern definition of crypt16() in expand.c was not being excluded when
2825 the OS had its own crypt16() function.
2826
282728. Added bounce_return_body as a new option, and bounce_return_size_limit
2828 as a preferred synonym for return_size_limit, both as an option and as an
2829 expansion variable.
2830
283129. Added LIBS=-liconv to OS/Makefile-OSF1.
2832
283330. Changed the default configuration ACL to relax the local part checking rule
2834 for addresses that are not in any local domains. For these addresses,
2835 slashes and pipe symbols are allowed within local parts, but the sequence
2836 /../ is explicitly forbidden.
2837
283831. SPA server authentication was not clearing the challenge buffer before
2839 using it.
2840
284132. log_message in a "warn" ACL statement was writing to the reject log as
2842 well as to the main log, which contradicts the documentation and doesn't
2843 seem right (because no rejection is happening). So I have stopped it.
2844
284533. Added Ard Biesheuvel's lookup code for accessing an Interbase database.
2846 However, I am unable to do any testing of this.
2847
284834. Fixed an infelicity in the appendfile transport. When checking directories
2849 for a mailbox, to see if any needed to be created, it was accidentally
2850 using path names with one or more superfluous leading slashes; tracing
2851 would show up entries such as stat("///home/ph10", 0xFFBEEA48).
2852
285335. If log_message is set on a "discard" verb in a MAIL or RCPT ACL, its
2854 contents are added to the log line that is written for every discarded
2855 recipient. (Previously a log_message setting was ignored.)
2856
285736. The ${quote: operator now quotes the string if it is empty.
2858
285937. The install script runs exim in order to find its version number. If for
2860 some reason other than non-existence or emptiness, which it checks, it
2861 could not run './exim', it was installing it with an empty version number,
2862 i.e. as "exim-". This error state is now caught, and the installation is
2863 aborted.
2864
286538. An argument was missing from the function that creates an error message
2866 when Exim fails to connect to the socket for saslauthd authentication.
2867 This could cause Exim to crash, or give a corrupted message.
2868
286939. Added isip, isip4, and isip6 to ${if conditions.
2870
287140. The ACL variables $acl_xx are now saved with the message, and can be
2872 accessed later in routers, transports, and filters.
2873
287441. The new lookup type nwildlsearch is like wildlsearch, except that the key
2875 strings in the file are not string-expanded.
2876
287742. If a MAIL command specified a SIZE value that was too large to fit into an
2878 int variable, the check against message_size_limit failed. Such values are
2879 now forced to INT_MAX, which is around 2Gb for a 32-bit variable. Maybe one
2880 day this will have to be increased, but I don't think I want to be around
2881 when emails are that large.
2882
2883
2884
2885Exim version 4.22
2886-----------------
2887
2888 1. Removed HAVE_ICONV=yes from OS/Makefile-FreeBSD, since it seems that
2889 iconv() is not standard in FreeBSD.
2890
2891 2. Change 4.21/17 was buggy and could cause stack overwriting on a system with
2892 IPv6 enabled. The observed symptom was a segmentation fault on return from
2893 the function os_common_find_running_interfaces() in src/os.c.
2894
2895 3. In the check_special_case() function in daemon.c I had used "errno" as an
2896 argument name, which causes warnings on some systems. This was basically a
2897 typo, since it was named "eno" in the comments!
2898
2899 4. The code that waits for the clock to tick (at a resolution of some fraction
2900 of a second) so as to ensure message-id uniqueness was always waiting for
2901 at least one whole tick, when it could have waited for less. [This is
2902 almost certainly not relevant at current processor speeds, where it is
2903 unlikely to ever wait at all. But we try to future-proof.]
2904
2905 5. The function that sleeps for a time interval that includes fractions of a
2906 second contained a race. It did not block SIGALRM between setting the
2907 timer, and suspending (a couple of lines later). If the interval was short
2908 and the sigsuspend() was delayed until after it had expired, the suspension
2909 never ended. On busy systems this could lead to processes getting stuck for
2910 ever.
2911
2912 6. Some uncommon configurations may cause a lookup to happen in a queue runner
2913 process, before it forks any delivery processes. The open lookup caching
2914 mechanism meant that the open file or database connection was passed into
2915 the delivery process. The problem was that delivery processes always tidy
2916 up cached lookup data. This could cause a problem for the next delivery
2917 process started by the queue runner, because the external queue runner
2918 process does not know about the closure. So the next delivery process
2919 still has data in the lookup cache. In the case of a file lookup, there was
2920 no problem because closing a file descriptor in a subprocess doesn't affect
2921 the parent. However, if the lookup was caching a connection to a database,
2922 the connection was closed, and the second delivery process was likely to
2923 see errors such as "PGSQL: query failed: server closed the connection
2924 unexpectedly". The problem has been fixed by closing all cached lookups
2925 in a queue runner before running a delivery process.
2926
2927 7. Compiler warning on Linux for the second argument of iconv(), which doesn't
2928 seem to have the "const" qualifier which it has on other OS. I've
2929 parameterised it.
2930
2931 8. Change 4.21/2 was too strict. It is only if there are two authenticators
2932 *of the same type* (client or server) with the same public name that an
2933 error should be diagnosed.
2934
2935 9. When Exim looked up a host name for an IP address, but failed to find the
2936 original IP address when looking up the host name (a safety check), it
2937 output the message "<ip address> does not match any IP for NULL", which was
2938 confusing, to say the least. The bug was that the host name should have
2939 appeared instead of "NULL".
2940
294110. Since release 3.03, if Exim is called by a uid other than root or the Exim
2942 user that is built into the binary, and the -C or -D options is used, root
2943 privilege is dropped before the configuration file is read. In addition,
2944 logging is switched to stderr instead of the normal log files. If the
2945 configuration then re-defines the Exim user, the unprivileged environment
2946 is probably not what is expected, so Exim logs a panic warning message (but
2947 proceeds).
2948
2949 However, if deliver_drop_privilege is set, the unprivileged state may well
2950 be exactly what is intended, so the warning has been cut out in that case,
2951 and Exim is allowed to try to write to its normal log files.
2952
2953
2954Exim version 4.21
2955-----------------
2956
2957 1. smtp_return_error_details was not giving details for temporary sender
2958 or receiver verification errors.
2959
2960 2. Diagnose a configuration error if two authenticators have the same public
2961 name.
2962
2963 3. Exim used not to create the message log file for a message until the first
2964 delivery attempt. This could be confusing when incoming messages were held
2965 for policy or load reasons. The message log file is now created at the time
2966 the message is received, and an initial "Received" line is written to it.
2967
2968 4. The automatically generated man page for command line options had a minor
2969 bug that caused no ill effects; however, a more serious problem was that
2970 the procedure for building the man page automatically didn't always
2971 operate. Consequently, release 4.20 contains an out-of-date version. This
2972 shouldn't happen again.
2973
2974 5. When building Exim with embedded Perl support, the script that builds the
2975 Makefile was calling 'perl' to find its compile-time parameters, ignoring
2976 any setting of PERL_COMMAND in Local/Makefile. This is now fixed.
2977
2978 6. The freeze_tell option was not being used for messages that were frozen on
2979 arrival, either by an ACL or by local_scan().
2980
2981 7. Added the smtp_incomplete_transaction log selector.
2982
2983 8. After STARTTLS, Exim was not forgetting that it had advertised AUTH, so it
2984 was accepting AUTH without a new EHLO.
2985
2986 9. Added tls_remember_esmtp to cope with YAEB. This allows AUTH and other
2987 ESMTP extensions after STARTTLS without a new EHLO, in contravention of the
2988 RFC.
2989
299010. Logging of TCP/IP connections (when configured) now happens in the main
2991 daemon process instead of the child process, so that the TCP/IP connection
2992 count is more accurate (but it can never be perfect).
2993
299411. The use of "drop" in a nested ACL was not being handled correctly in the
2995 outer ACL. Now, if condition failure induced by the nested "drop" causes
2996 the outer ACL verb to deny access ("accept" or "discard" after "endpass",
2997 or "require"), the connection is dropped.
2998
299912. Similarly, "discard" in a nested ACL wasn't being handled. A nested ACL
3000 that yield "discard" can now be used with an "accept" or a "discard" verb,
3001 but an error is generated for any others (because I can't see a useful way
3002 to define what should happen).
3003
300413. When an ACL is read dynamically from a file (or anywhere else), the lines
3005 are now processed in the same way as lines in the Exim configuration file.
3006 In particular, continuation lines are supported.
3007
300814. Added the "dnslists = a.b.c!=n.n.n.n" feature.
3009
301015. Added -ti meaning -t -i.
3011
301216. Check for letters, digits, hyphens, and dots in the names of dnslist
3013 domains, and warn by logging if others are found.
3014
301517. At least on BSD, alignment is not guarenteed for the array of ifreq's
3016 returned from GIFCONF when Exim is trying to find the list of interfaces on
3017 a host. The code in os.c has been modified to copy each ifreq to an aligned
3018 structure in all cases.
3019
3020 Also, in some cases, the returned ifreq's were being copied to a 'struct
3021 ifreq' on the stack, which was subsequently passed to host_ntoa(). That
3022 means the last couple of bytes of an IPv6 address could be chopped if the
3023 ifreq contained only a normal sockaddr (14 bytes storage).
3024
302518. Named domain lists were not supported in the hosts_treat_as_local option.
3026 An entry such as +xxxx was not recognized, and was treated as a literal
3027 domain name.
3028
302919. Ensure that header lines added by a DATA ACL are included in the reject log
3030 if the ACL subsequently rejects the message.
3031
303220. Upgrade the cramtest.pl utility script to use Digest::MD5 instead of just
3033 MD5 (which is deprecated).
3034
303521. When testing a filter file using -bf, Exim was writing a message when it
3036 took the sender from a "From " line in the message, but it was not doing so
3037 when it took $return_path from a Return-Path: header line. It now does.
3038
303922. If the contents of a "message" modifier for a "warn" ACL verb do not begin
3040 with a valid header line field name (a series of printing characters
3041 terminated by a colon, Exim now inserts X-ACL-Warn: at the beginning.
3042
304323. Changed "disc" in the source to "disk" to conform to the documentation and
3044 the book and for uniformity.
3045
304624. Ignore Sendmail's -Ooption=value command line item.
3047
304825. When execve() failed while trying to run a command in a pipe transport,
3049 Exim was returning EX_UNAVAILBLE (69) from the subprocess. However, this
3050 could be confused with a return value of 69 from the command itself. This
3051 has been changed to 127, the value the shell returns if it is asked to run
3052 a non-existent command. The wording for the related log line suggests a
3053 non-existent command as the problem.
3054
305526. If received_header_text expands to an empty string, do not add a Received:
3056 header line to the message. (Well, it adds a token one on the spool, but
3057 marks it "old" so that it doesn't get used or transmitted.)
3058
305927. Installed eximstats 1.28 (addition of -nt option).
3060
306128. There was no check for failure on the call to getsockname() in the daemon
3062 code. This can fail if there is a shortage of resources on the system, with
3063 ENOMEM, for example. A temporary error is now given on failure.
3064
306529. Contrary to the C standard, it seems that in some environments, the
3066 equivalent of setlocale(LC_ALL, "C") is not obeyed at the start of a C
3067 program. Exim now does this explicitly; it affects the formatting of
3068 timestamps using strftime().
3069
307030. If exiqsumm was given junk data, it threw up some uninitialized variable
3071 complaints. I've now initialized all the variables, to avoid this.
3072
307332. Header lines added by a system filter were not being "seen" during
3074 transport-time rewrites.
3075
307633. The info_callback() function passed to OpenSSL is set up with type void
3077 (*)(SSL *, int, int), as described somewhere. However, when calling the
3078 function (actually a macro) that sets it up, the type void(*)() is
3079 expected. I've put in a cast to prevent warnings from picky compilers.
3080
308134. If a DNS black list lookup found a CNAME record, but there were no A
3082 records associated with the domain it pointed at, Exim crashed.
3083
308435. If a DNS black list lookup returned more than one A record, Exim ignored
3085 all but the first. It now scans all returned addresses if a particular IP
3086 value is being sought. In this situation, the contents of the
3087 $dnslist_value variable are a list of all the addresses, separated by a
3088 comma and a space.
3089
309036. Tightened up the rules for host name lookups using reverse DNS. Exim used
3091 to accept a host name and all its aliases if the forward lookup for any of
3092 them yielded the IP address of the incoming connection. Now it accepts only
3093 those names whose forward lookup yields the correct IP address. Any other
3094 names are discarded. This closes a loophole whereby a rogue DNS
3095 administrator could create reverse DNS records to break through a
3096 wildcarded host restriction in an ACL.
3097
309837. If a user filter or a system filter that ran in a subprocess used any of
3099 the numerical variables ($1, $2 etc), or $thisaddress, in a pipe command,
3100 the wrong values were passed to the pipe command ($thisaddress had the
3101 value of $0, $0 had the value of $1, etc). This bug was introduced by
3102 change 4.11/101, and not discovered because I wrote an inadequate test. :-(
3103
310438. Improved the line breaking for long SMTP error messages from ACLs.
3105 Previously, if there was no break point between 40 and 75 characters, Exim
3106 left the rest of the message alone. Two changes have been made: (a) I've
3107 reduced the minimum length to 35 characters; (b) if it can't find a break
3108 point between 35 and 75 characters, it looks ahead and uses the first one
3109 that it finds. This may give the occasional overlong line, but at least the
3110 remaining text gets split now.
3111
311239. Change 82 of 4.11 was unimaginative. It assumed the limit on the number of
3113 file descriptors might be low, and that setting 1000 would always raise it.
3114 It turns out that in some environments, the limit is already over 1000 and
3115 that lowering it causes trouble. So now Exim takes care not to decrease it.
3116
311740. When delivering a message, the value of $return_path is set to $sender_
3118 address at the start of routing (routers may change the value). By an
3119 oversight, this default was not being set up when an address was tested by
3120 -bt or -bv, which affected the outcome if any router or filter referred to
3121 $return_path.
3122
312341. The idea of the "warn" ACL verb is that it adds a header or writes to the
3124 log only when "message" or "log_message" are set. However, if one of the
3125 conditions was an address verification, or a call to a nested ACL, the
3126 messages generated by the underlying test were being passed through. This
3127 no longer happens. The underlying message is available in $acl_verify_
3128 message for both "message" and "log_message" expansions, so it can be
3129 passed through if needed.
3130
313142. Added RFC 2047 interpretation of header lines for $h_ expansions, with a
3132 new expansion $bh_ to give the encoded byte string without charset
3133 translation. Translation happens only if iconv() is available; HAVE_ICONV
3134 indicates this at build time. HEADERS_CHARSET gives the charset to
3135 translate to; headers_charset can change it in the configuration, and
3136 "headers charset" can change it in an individual filter file.
3137
313843. Now that we have a default RFC 2047 charset (see above), the code in Exim
3139 that creates RFC 2047 encoded "words" labels them as that charset instead
3140 of always using iso-8859-1. The cases are (i) the explicit ${rfc2047:
3141 expansion operator; (ii) when Exim creates a From: line for a local
3142 message; (iii) when a header line is rewritten to include a "phrase" part.
3143
314444. Nasty bug in exiqsumm: the regex to skip already-delivered addresses was
3145 buggy, causing it to skip the first lines of messages whose message ID
3146 ended in 'D'. This would not have bitten before Exim release 4.14, because
3147 message IDs were unlikely to end in 'D' before then. The effect was to have
3148 incorrect size information for certain domains.
3149
315045. #include "config.h" was missing at the start of the crypt16.c module. This
3151 caused trouble on Tru64 (aka OSF1) systems, because HAVE_CRYPT16 was not
3152 noticed.
3153
315446. If there was a timeout during a "random" callout check, Exim treated it as
3155 a failure of the random address, and carried on sending RSET and the real
3156 address. If the delay was just some slowness somewhere, the response to the
3157 original RCPT would be taken as a response to RSET and so on, causing
3158 mayhem of various kinds.
3159
316047. Change 50 for 4.20 was a heap of junk. I don't know what I was thinking
3161 when I implemented it. It didn't allow for the fact that some option values
3162 may legitimatetly be negative (e.g. size_addition), and it didn't even do
3163 the right test for positive values.
3164
316548. Domain names in DNS records are case-independent. Exim always looks them up
3166 in lower case. Some resolvers return domain names in exactly the case they
3167 appear in the zone file, that is, they may contain uppercase letters. Not
3168 all resolvers do this - some return always lower case. Exim was treating a
3169 change of case by a resolver as a change of domain, similar to a widening
3170 of a domain abbreviation. This triggered its re-routing code and so it was
3171 trying to route what was effectively the same domain again. This normally
3172 caused routing to fail (because the router wouldn't handle the domain
3173 twice). Now Exim checks for this case specially, and just changes the
3174 casing of the domain that it ultimately uses when it transmits the message
3175 envelope.
3176
317749. Added Sieve (RFC 3028) support, courtesy of Michael Haardt's contributed
3178 module.
3179
318050. If a filter generated a file delivery with a non-absolute name (possible if
3181 no home directory exists for the router), the forbid_file option was not
3182 forbidding it.
3183
318451. Added '&' feature to dnslists, to provide bit mask matching in addition to
3185 the existing equality matching.
3186
318752. Exim was using ints instead of ino_t variables in some places where it was
3188 dealing with inode numbers.
3189
319053. If TMPDIR is defined in Local/Makefile (default in src/EDITME is
3191 TMPDIR="/tmp"), Exim checks for the presence of an environment variable
3192 called TMPDIR, and if it finds it is different, it changes its value.
3193
319454. The smtp_printf() function is now made available to local_scan() so
3195 additional output lines can be written before returning. There is also an
3196 smtp_fflush() function to enable the detection of a dropped connection.
3197 The variables smtp_input and smtp_batched_input are exported to
3198 local_scan().
3199
320055. Changed the default runtime configuration: the message "Unknown user"
3201 has been removed from the ACL, and instead placed on the localuser router,
3202 using the cannot_route_message feature. This means that any verification
3203 failures that generate their own messages won't get overridden. Similarly,
3204 the "Unrouteable address" message that was in the ACL for unverifiable
3205 relay addresses has also been removed.
3206
320756. Added hosts_avoid_esmtp to the smtp transport.
3208
320957. The exicyclog script was not checking for the esoteric option
3210 CONFIGURE_FILE_USE_EUID in the Local/Makefile. It now does this, but it
3211 will work only if exicyclog is run under the appropriate euid.
3212
321358. Following a discussion on the list, the rules by which Exim recognises line
3214 endings on incoming messages have been changed. The -dropcr and drop_cr
3215 options are now no-ops, retained only for backwards compatibility. The
3216 following line terminators are recognized: LF CRLF CR. However, special
3217 processing applies to CR:
3218
3219 (i) The sequence CR . CR does *not* terminate an incoming SMTP message,
3220 nor a local message in the state where . is a terminator.
3221
3222 (ii) If a bare CR is encountered in a header line, an extra space is added
3223 after the line terminator so as not to end the header. The reasoning
3224 behind this is that bare CRs in header lines are most likely either
3225 to be mistakes, or people trying to play silly games.
3226
322759. The size of a message, as listed by "-bp" or in the Exim monitor window,
3228 was being incorrectly given as 18 bytes larger than it should have been.
3229 This is a VOB (very old bug).
3230
323160. This may never have affected anything current, but just in case it has:
3232 When the local host is found other than at the start of a list of hosts,
3233 the local host, those with the same MX, and any that follow, are discarded.
3234 When the list in question was part of a longer list of hosts, the following
3235 hosts (not currently being processed) were also being discarded. This no
3236 longer happens. I'm not sure if this situation could ever has previously
3237 arisen.
3238
323961. Added the "/MX" feature to lists of hosts in the manualroute and query
3240 program routers.
3241
324262. Whenever Exim generates a new message, it now adds an Auto-Submitted:
3243 header. This is something that is recommended in a new Internet Draft, and
3244 is something that is documented as being done by Sendmail. There are two
3245 possible values. For messages generated by the autoreply transport, Exim
3246 adds:
3247
3248 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
3249
3250 whereas for all other generated messages (e.g. bounces) it adds
3251
3252 Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
3253
325463. The "personal" condition in filters now includes a test for the
3255 Auto-Submitted: header. If it contains the string "auto-" the message it
3256 not considered personal.
3257
325864. Added rcpt_include_affixes as a generic transport option.
3259
326065. Added queue_only_override (default true).
3261
326266. Added the syslog_duplication option.
3263
326467. If what should have been the first header line of a message consisted of
3265 a space followed by a colon, Exim was mis-interpreting it as a header line.
3266 It isn't of course - it is syntactically invalid and should therefore be
3267 treated as the start of the message body. The misbehaviour could have
3268 caused a number of strange effects, including loss of data in subsequent
3269 header lines, and spool format errors.
3270
327168. Formerly, the AUTH parameter on a MAIL command was trusted only if the
3272 client host had authenticated. This control can now be exercised by an ACL
3273 for more flexibility.
3274
327569. By default, callouts do not happen when testing with -bh. There is now a
3276 variant, -bhc, which does actually run the callout code, including
3277 consulting and updating the callout cache.
3278
327970. Added support for saslauthd authentication, courtesy of Alexander
3280 Sabourenkov.
3281
328271. If statvfs() failed on the spool or log directories while checking their
3283 size for availability, Exim confusingly gave the error "space shortage".
3284 Furthermore, in debugging mode it crashed with a floating point exception.
3285 These checks are done if check_{spool,log}_{space,inodes} are set, and when
3286 an SMTP message arrives with SIZE= on the MAIL command. As this is a really
3287 serious problem, Exim now writes to the main and panic logs when this
3288 happens, with details of the failure. It then refuses to accept the
3289 incoming message, giving the message "spool directory problem" or "log
3290 directory problem" with a 421 code for SMTP messages.
3291
329272. When Exim is about to re-exec itself, it ensures that the file descriptors
3293 0, 1, and 2 exist, because some OS complain for execs without them (see
3294 ChangeLog 4.05/30). If necessary, Exim opens /dev/null to use for these
3295 descriptors. However, the code omitted to check that the open succeeded,
3296 causing mysterious errors if for some reason the permissions on /dev/null
3297 got screwed. Now Exim writes a message to the main and panic logs, and
3298 bombs out if it can't open /dev/null.
3299
330073. Re-vamped the way daemon_smtp_port, local_interfaces, and -oX work and
3301 interact so that it is all more flexible. It is supposed to remain
3302 backwards compatible. Also added extra_local_interfaces.
3303
330474. Invalid data sent to a SPA (NTLM) server authenticator could cause the code
3305 to bomb out with an assertion failure - to the client this appears as a
3306 connection drop. This problem occurs in the part of the code that was taken
3307 from the Samba project. Fortunately, the assertion is in a very simple
3308 function, so I have fixed this by reproducing the function inline in the
3309 one place where it is called, and arranging for authentication to fail
3310 instead of killing the process with assert().
3311
331275. The SPA client code was not working when the server requested OEM rather
3313 than Unicode encoding.
3314
331576. Added code to make require_files with a specific uid setting more usable in
3316 the case where statting the file as root fails - usually a non-root-mounted
3317 NFS file system. When this happens and the failure is EACCES, Exim now
3318 forks a subprocess and does the per-uid checking as the relevant uid.
3319
332077. Added process_log_path.
3321
332278. If log_file_path was not explicitly set, a setting of check_log_space or
3323 check_log_inodes was ignored.
3324
332579. If a space check for the spool or log partitions fails, the incident is now
3326 logged. Of course, in the latter case the data may get lost...
3327
332880. Added the %p formatting code to string_format() so that it can be used to
3329 print addresses in debug_print(). Adjusted all the address printing in the
3330 debugging in store.c to use %p rather than %d.
3331
333281. There was a concern that a line of code in smtp_in.c could overflow a
3333 buffer if a HELO/EHLO command was given followed by 500 or so spaces. As
3334 initially expressed, the concern was not well-founded, because trailing
3335 spaces are removed early. However, if the trailing spaces were followed by
3336 a NULL, they did not get removed, so the overflow was possible. Two fixes
3337 were applied:
3338
3339 (a) I re-wrote the offending code in a cleaner fashion.
3340 (b) If an incoming SMTP command contains a NULL character, it is rejected
3341 as invalid.
3342
334382. When Exim changes uid/gid to the Exim user at daemon start time, it now
3344 runs initgroups(), so that if the Exim user is in any additional groups,
3345 they will be used during message reception.
3346
3347
3348Exim version 4.20
3349-----------------
3350
3351The change log for 4.20 and earlier releases has been archived.
3352
3353****