Update README.UPDATING; fix typos in ChangeLog/NewStuff
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1 Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
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4 Exim version 4.88
5 -----------------
6 JH/01 Use SIZE on MAIL FROM in a cutthrough connection, if the destination
7 supports it and a size is available (ie. the sending peer gave us one).
9 JH/02 The obsolete acl condition "demime" is removed (finally, after ten
10 years of being deprecated). The replacements are the ACLs
11 acl_smtp_mime and acl_not_smtp_mime.
13 JH/03 Upgrade security requirements imposed for hosts_try_dane: previously
14 a downgraded non-dane trust-anchor for the TLS connection (CA-style)
15 or even an in-clear connection were permitted. Now, if the host lookup
16 was dnssec and dane was requested then the host is only used if the
17 TLSA lookup succeeds and is dnssec. Further hosts (eg. lower priority
18 MXs) will be tried (for hosts_try_dane though not for hosts_require_dane)
19 if one fails this test.
20 This means that a poorly-configured remote DNS will make it incommunicado;
21 but it protects against a DNS-interception attack on it.
23 JH/04 Bug 1810: make continued-use of an open smtp transport connection
24 non-noisy when a race steals the message being considered.
26 JH/05 If main configuration option tls_certificate is unset, generate a
27 self-signed certificate for inbound TLS connections.
29 JH/06 Bug 165: hide more cases of password exposure - this time in expansions
30 in rewrites and routers.
32 JH/07 Retire gnutls_require_mac et.al. These were nonfunctional since 4.80
33 and logged a warning sing 4.83; now they are a configuration file error.
35 JH/08 Bug 1836: Fix crash in VRFY handling when handed an unqualified name
36 (lacking @domain). Apply the same qualification processing as RCPT.
38 JH/09 Bug 1804: Avoid writing msglog files when in -bh or -bhc mode.
40 JH/10 Support ${sha256:} applied to a string (as well as the previous
41 certificate).
43 JH/11 Cutthrough: avoid using the callout hints db on a verify callout when
44 a cutthrough deliver is pending, as we always want to make a connection.
45 This also avoids re-routing the message when later placing the cutthrough
46 connection after a verify cache hit.
47 Do not update it with the verify result either.
49 JH/12 Cutthrough: disable when verify option success_on_redirect is used, and
50 when routing results in more than one destination address.
52 JH/13 Cutthrough: expand transport dkim_domain option when testing for dkim
53 signing (which inhibits the cutthrough capability). Previously only
54 the presence of an option was tested; now an expansion evaluating as
55 empty is permissible (obviously it should depend only on data available
56 when the cutthrough connection is made).
58 JH/14 Fix logging of errors under PIPELINING. Previously the log line giving
59 the relevant preceding SMTP command did not note the pipelining mode.
61 JH/15 Fix counting of empty lines in $body_linecount and $message_linecount.
62 Previously they were not counted.
64 JH/16 DANE: treat a TLSA lookup response having all non-TLSA RRs, the same
65 as one having no matching records. Previously we deferred the message
66 that needed the lookup.
68 JH/17 Fakereject: previously logged as a norml message arrival "<="; now
69 distinguished as "(=".
71 JH/18 Bug 1867: make the fail_defer_domains option on a dnslookup router work
72 for missing MX records. Previously it only worked for missing A records.
74 JH/19 Bug 1850: support Radius libraries that return REJECT_RC.
76 JH/20 Bug 1872: Ensure that acl_smtp_notquit is run when the connection drops
77 after the data-go-ahead and data-ack. Patch from Jason Betts.
79 JH/21 Bug 1846: Send DMARC forensic reports for reject and quaratine results,
80 even for a "none" policy. Patch from Tony Meyer.
82 JH/22 Fix continued use of a connection for further deliveries. If a port was
83 specified by a router, it must also match for the delivery to be
84 compatible.
86 JH/23 Bug 1874: fix continued use of a connection for further deliveries.
87 When one of the recipients of a message was unsuitable for the connection
88 (has no matching addresses), we lost track of needing to mark it
89 deferred. As a result mail would be lost.
91 JH/24 Bug 1832: Log EHLO response on getting conn-close response for HELO.
93 JH/25 Decoding ACL controls is now done using a binary search; the source code
94 takes up less space and should be simpler to maintain. Merge the ACL
95 condition decode tables also, with similar effect.
97 JH/26 Fix problem with one_time used on a redirect router which returned the
98 parent address unchanged. A retry would see the parent address marked as
99 delivered, so not attempt the (identical) child. As a result mail would
100 be lost.
102 JH/27 Fix a possible security hole, wherein a process operating with the Exim
103 UID can gain a root shell. Credit to http://www.halfdog.net/ for
104 discovery and writeup. Ubuntu bug 1580454; no bug raised against Exim
105 itself :(
107 JH/28 Enable {spool,log} filesystem space and inode checks as default.
108 Main config options check_{log,spool}_{inodes,space} are now
109 100 inodes, 10MB unless set otherwise in the configuration.
111 JH/29 Fix the connection_reject log selector to apply to the connect ACL.
112 Previously it only applied to the main-section connection policy
113 options.
115 JH/30 Bug 1897: fix callouts connection fallback from TLS to cleartext.
117 PP/01 Changed default Diffie-Hellman parameters to be Exim-specific, created
118 by me. Added RFC7919 DH primes as an alternative.
120 PP/02 Unbreak build via pkg-config with new hash support when crypto headers
121 are not in the system include path.
123 JH/31 Fix longstanding bug with aborted TLS server connection handling. Under
124 GnuTLS, when a session startup failed (eg because the client disconnected)
125 Exim did stdio operations after fclose. This was exposed by a recent
126 change which nulled out the file handle after the fclose.
129 Exim version 4.87
130 -----------------
131 JH/01 Bug 1664: Disable OCSP for GnuTLS library versions at/before 3.3.16
132 and 3.4.4 - once the server is enabled to respond to an OCSP request
133 it does even when not requested, resulting in a stapling non-aware
134 client dropping the TLS connection.
136 TF/01 Code cleanup: Overhaul the debug_selector and log_selector machinery to
137 support variable-length bit vectors. No functional change.
139 TF/02 Improve the consistency of logging incoming and outgoing interfaces.
140 The I= interface field on outgoing lines is now after the H= remote
141 host field, same as incoming lines. There is a separate
142 outgoing_interface log selector which allows you to disable the
143 outgoing I= field.
145 JH/02 Bug 728: Close logfiles after a daemon-process "exceptional" log write.
146 If not running log_selector +smtp_connection the mainlog would be held
147 open indefinitely after a "too many connections" event, including to a
148 deleted file after a log rotate. Leave the per net connection logging
149 leaving it open for efficiency as that will be quickly detected by the
150 check on the next write.
152 HS/01 Bug 1671: Fix post transport crash.
153 Processing the wait-<transport> messages could crash the delivery
154 process if the message IDs didn't exist for some reason. When
155 using 'split_spool_directory=yes' the construction of the spool
156 file name failed already, exposing the same netto behaviour.
158 JH/03 Bug 425: Capture substrings in $regex1, $regex2 etc from regex &
159 mime_regex ACL conditions.
161 JH/04 Bug 1686: When compiled with EXPERIMENTAL_DSN_INFO: Add extra information
162 to DSN fail messages (bounces): remote IP, remote greeting, remote response
163 to HELO, local diagnostic string.
165 JH/05 Downgrade message for a TLS-certificate-based authentication fail from
166 log line to debug. Even when configured with a tls authenticator many
167 client connections are expected to not authenticate in this way, so
168 an authenticate fail is not an error.
170 HS/02 Add the Exim version string to the process info. This way exiwhat
171 gives some more detail about the running daemon.
173 JH/06 Bug 1395: time-limit cacheing of DNS lookups, to the TTL value. This may
174 matter for fast-change records such as DNSBLs.
176 JH/07 Bug 1678: Always record an interface option value, if set, as part of a
177 retry record, even if constant. There may be multiple transports with
178 different interface settings and the retry behaviour needs to be kept
179 distinct.
181 JH/08 Bug 1586: exiqgrep now refuses to run if there are unexpected arguments.
183 JH/09 Bug 1700: ignore space & tab embedded in base64 during decode.
185 JH/10 Bug 840: fix log_defer_output option of pipe transport
187 JH/11 Bug 830: use same host for all RCPTS of a message, even under
188 hosts_randomize. This matters a lot when combined with mua_wrapper.
190 JH/12 Bug 1706: percent and underbar characters are no longer escaped by the
191 ${quote_pgsql:<string>} operator.
193 JH/13 Bug 1708: avoid misaligned access in cached lookup.
195 JH/14 Change header file name for freeradius-client. Relevant if compiling
196 with Radius support; from the Gentoo tree and checked under Fedora.
198 JH/15 Bug 1712: Introduce $prdr_requested flag variable
200 JH/16 Bug 1714: Permit an empty string as expansion result for transport
201 option transport_filter, meaning no filtering.
203 JH/17 Bug 1713: Fix non-PDKIM_DEBUG build. Patch from Jasen Betts.
205 JH/18 Bug 1709: When built with TLS support, the tls_advertise_hosts option now
206 defaults to "*" (all hosts). The variable is now available when not built
207 with TLS, default unset, mainly to enable keeping the testuite sane.
208 If a server certificate is not supplied (via tls_certificate) an error is
209 logged, and clients will find TLS connections fail on startup. Presumably
210 they will retry in-clear.
211 Packagers of Exim are strongly encouraged to create a server certificate
212 at installation time.
214 HS/03 Add -bP config_file as a synonym for -bP configure_file, for consistency
215 with the $config_file variable.
217 JH/19 Two additional event types: msg:rcpt:defer and msg:rcpt:host:defer. Both
218 in transport context, after the attempt, and per-recipient. The latter type
219 is per host attempted. The event data is the error message, and the errno
220 information encodes the lookup type (A vs. MX) used for the (first) host,
221 and the trailing two digits of the smtp 4xx reponse.
223 GF/01 Bug 1715: Fix for race condition in exicyclog, where exim could attempt
224 to write to mainlog (or rejectlog, paniclog) in the window between file
225 creation and permissions/ownership being changed. Particularly affects
226 installations where exicyclog is run as root, rather than exim user;
227 result is that the running daemon panics and dies.
229 JH/20 Bug 1701: For MySQL lookups, support MySQL config file option group names.
231 JH/21 Bug 1720: Add support for priority groups and weighted-random proxy
232 selection for the EXPERIMENTAL_SOCKS feature, via new per-proxy options
233 "pri" and "weight". Note that the previous implicit priority given by the
234 list order is no longer honoured.
236 JH/22 Bugs 963, 1721: Fix some corner cases in message body canonicalisation
237 for DKIM processing.
239 JH/23 Move SOCKS5 support from Experimental to mainline, enabled for a build
240 by defining SUPPORT_SOCKS.
242 JH/26 Move PROXY support from Experimental to mainline, enabled for a build
243 by defining SUPPORT_PROXY. Note that the proxy_required_hosts option
244 is renamed to hosts_proxy, and the proxy_{host,target}_{address,port}.
245 variables are renamed to proxy_{local,external}_{address,port}.
247 JH/27 Move Internationalisation support from Experimental to mainline, enabled
248 for a build by defining SUPPORT_I18N
250 JH/28 Bug 1745: Fix redis lookups to handle (quoted) spaces embedded in parts
251 of the query string, and make ${quote_redis:} do that quoting.
253 JH/29 Move Events support from Experimental to mainline, enabled by default
254 and removable for a build by defining DISABLE_EVENT.
256 JH/30 Updated DANE implementation code to current from Viktor Dukhovni.
258 JH/31 Fix bug with hosts_connection_nolog and named-lists which were wrongly
259 cached by the daemon.
261 JH/32 Move Redis support from Experimental to mainline, enabled for a build
262 by defining LOOKUP_REDIS. The libhiredis library is required.
264 JH/33 Bug 1748: Permit ACL dnslists= condition in non-smtp ACLs if explicit
265 keys are given for lookup.
267 JH/34 Bug 1192: replace the embedded copy of PolarSSL RSA routines in the DKIM
268 support, by using OpenSSL or GnuTLS library ones. This means DKIM is
269 only supported when built with TLS support. The PolarSSL SHA routines
270 are still used when the TLS library is too old for convenient support.
272 JH/35 Require SINGLE_DH_USE by default in OpenSSL (main config option
273 openssl_options), for security. OpenSSL forces this from version 1.1.0
274 server-side so match that on older versions.
276 JH/36 Bug 1778: longstanding bug in memory use by the ${run } expansion: A fresh
277 allocation for $value could be released as the expansion processing
278 concluded, but leaving the global pointer active for it.
280 JH/37 Bug 1769: Permit a VRFY ACL to override the default 252 response,
281 and to use the domains and local_parts ACL conditions.
283 JH/38 Fix cutthrough bug with body lines having a single dot. The dot was
284 incorrectly not doubled on cutthrough transmission, hence seen as a
285 body-termination at the receiving system - resulting in truncated mails.
286 Commonly the sender saw a TCP-level error, and retransmitted the message
287 via the normal store-and-forward channel. This could result in duplicates
288 received - but deduplicating mailstores were liable to retain only the
289 initial truncated version.
291 JH/39 Bug 1781: Fix use of DKIM private-keys having trailing '=' in the base-64.
293 JH/40 Fix crash in queryprogram router when compiled with EXPERIMENTAL_SRS.
295 JH/41 Bug 1792: Fix selection of headers to sign for DKIM: bottom-up. While
296 we're in there, support oversigning also; bug 1309.
298 JH/42 Bug 1796: Fix error logged on a malware scanner connection failure.
300 HS/04 Add support for keep_environment and add_environment options.
302 JH/43 Tidy coding issues detected by gcc --fsanitize=undefined. Some remain;
303 either intentional arithmetic overflow during PRNG, or testing config-
304 induced overflows.
306 JH/44 Bug 1800: The combination of a -bhc commandline option and cutthrough
307 delivery resulted in actual delivery. Cancel cutthrough before DATA
308 stage.
310 JH/45 Fix cutthrough, when connection not opened by verify and target hard-
311 rejects a recipient: pass the reject to the originator.
313 JH/46 Multiple issues raised by Coverity. Some were obvious or plausible bugs.
314 Many were false-positives and ignorable, but it's worth fixing the
315 former class.
317 JH/47 Fix build on HP-UX and older Solaris, which need (un)setenv now also
318 for the new environment-manipulation done at startup. Move the routines
319 from being local to tls.c to being global via the os.c file.
321 JH/48 Bug 1807: Fix ${extract } for the numeric/3-string case. While preparsing
322 an extract embedded as result-arg for a map, the first arg for extract
323 is unavailable so we cannot tell if this is a numbered or keyed
324 extraction. Accept either.
328 Exim version 4.86
329 -----------------
330 JH/01 Bug 1545: The smtp transport option "retry_include_ip_address" is now
331 expanded.
333 JH/02 The smtp transport option "multi_domain" is now expanded.
335 JH/03 The smtp transport now requests PRDR by default, if the server offers
336 it.
338 JH/04 Certificate name checking on server certificates, when exim is a client,
339 is now done by default. The transport option tls_verify_cert_hostnames
340 can be used to disable this per-host. The build option
343 JH/05 The value of the tls_verify_certificates smtp transport and main options
344 default to the word "system" to access the system default CA bundle.
345 For GnuTLS, only version 3.0.20 or later.
347 JH/06 Verification of the server certificate for a TLS connection is now tried
348 (but not required) by default. The verification status is now logged by
349 default, for both outbound TLS and client-certificate supplying inbound
350 TLS connections
352 JH/07 Changed the default rfc1413 lookup settings to disable calls. Few
353 sites use this now.
355 JH/08 The EXPERIMENTAL_DSN compile option is no longer needed; all Delivery
356 Status Notification (bounce) messages are now MIME format per RFC 3464.
357 Support for RFC 3461 DSN options NOTIFY,ENVID,RET,ORCPT can be advertised
358 under the control of the dsn_advertise_hosts option, and routers may
359 have a dsn_lasthop option.
361 JH/09 A timeout of 2 minutes is now applied to all malware scanner types by
362 default, modifiable by a malware= option. The list separator for
363 the options can now be changed in the usual way. Bug 68.
365 JH/10 The smtp_receive_timeout main option is now expanded before use.
367 JH/11 The incoming_interface log option now also enables logging of the
368 local interface on delivery outgoing connections.
370 JH/12 The cutthrough-routing facility now supports multi-recipient mails,
371 if the interface and destination host and port all match.
373 JH/13 Bug 344: The verify = reverse_host_lookup ACL condition now accepts a
374 /defer_ok option.
376 JH/14 Bug 1573: The spam= ACL condition now additionally supports Rspamd.
377 Patch from Andrew Lewis.
379 JH/15 Bug 670: The spamd_address main option (for the spam= ACL condition)
380 now supports optional time-restrictions, weighting, and priority
381 modifiers per server. Patch originally by <rommer@active.by>.
383 JH/16 The spamd_address main option now supports a mixed list of local
384 and remote servers. Remote servers can be IPv6 addresses, and
385 specify a port-range.
387 JH/17 Bug 68: The spamd_address main option now supports an optional
388 timeout value per server.
390 JH/18 Bug 1581: Router and transport options headers_add/remove can
391 now have the list separator specified.
393 JH/19 Bug 392: spamd_address, and clamd av_scanner, now support retry
394 option values.
396 JH/20 Bug 1571: Ensure that $tls_in_peerdn is set, when verification fails
397 under OpenSSL.
399 JH/21 Support for the A6 type of dns record is withdrawn.
401 JH/22 Bug 608: The result of a QUIT or not-QUIT toplevel ACL now matters
402 rather than the verbs used.
404 JH/23 Bug 1572: Increase limit on SMTP confirmation message copy size
405 from 255 to 1024 chars.
407 JH/24 Verification callouts now attempt to use TLS by default.
409 HS/01 DNSSEC options (dnssec_require_domains, dnssec_request_domains)
410 are generic router options now. The defaults didn't change.
412 JH/25 Bug 466: Add RFC2322 support for MIME attachment filenames.
413 Original patch from Alexander Shikoff, worked over by JH.
415 HS/02 Bug 1575: exigrep falls back to autodetection of compressed
416 files if ZCAT_COMMAND is not executable.
418 JH/26 Bug 1539: Add timout/retry options on dnsdb lookups.
420 JH/27 Bug 286: Support SOA lookup in dnsdb lookups.
422 JH/28 Bug 1588: Do not use the A lookup following an AAAA for setting the FQDN.
423 Normally benign, it bites when the pair was led to by a CNAME;
424 modern usage is to not canoicalize the domain to a CNAME target
425 (and we were inconsistent anyway for A-only vs AAAA+A).
427 JH/29 Bug 1632: Removed the word "rejected" from line logged for ACL discards.
429 JH/30 Check the forward DNS lookup for DNSSEC, in addition to the reverse,
430 when evaluating $sender_host_dnssec.
432 JH/31 Check the HELO verification lookup for DNSSEC, adding new
433 $sender_helo_dnssec variable.
435 JH/32 Bug 1397: Enable ECDHE on OpenSSL, just the NIST P-256 curve.
437 JH/33 Bug 1346: Note MAIL cmd seen in -bS batch, to avoid smtp_no_mail log.
439 JH/34 Bug 1648: Fix a memory leak seen with "mailq" and large queues.
441 JH/35 Bug 1642: Fix support of $spam_ variables at delivery time. Was
442 documented as working, but never had. Support all but $spam_report.
444 JH/36 Bug 1659: Guard checking of input smtp commands again pseudo-command
445 added for tls authenticator.
447 HS/03 Add perl_taintmode main config option
450 Exim version 4.85
451 -----------------
452 TL/01 When running the test suite, the README says that variables such as
453 no_msglog_check are global and can be placed anywhere in a specific
454 test's script, however it was observed that placement needed to be near
455 the beginning for it to behave that way. Changed the runtest perl
456 script to read through the entire script once to detect and set these
457 variables, reset to the beginning of the script, and then run through
458 the script parsing/test process like normal.
460 TL/02 The BSD's have an arc4random API. One of the functions to induce
461 adding randomness was arc4random_stir(), but it has been removed in
462 OpenBSD 5.5. Detect this OpenBSD version and skip calling this
463 function when detected.
465 JH/01 Expand the EXPERIMENTAL_TPDA feature. Several different events now
466 cause callback expansion.
468 TL/03 Bugzilla 1518: Clarify "condition" processing in routers; that
469 syntax errors in an expansion can be treated as a string instead of
470 logging or causing an error, due to the internal use of bool_lax
471 instead of bool when processing it.
473 JH/02 Add EXPERIMENTAL_DANE, allowing for using the DNS as trust-anchor for
474 server certificates when making smtp deliveries.
476 JH/03 Support secondary-separator specifier for MX, SRV, TLSA lookups.
478 JH/04 Add ${sort {list}{condition}{extractor}} expansion item.
480 TL/04 Bugzilla 1216: Add -M (related messages) option to exigrep.
482 TL/05 GitHub Issue 18: Adjust logic testing for true/false in redis lookups.
483 Merged patch from Sebastian Wiedenroth.
485 JH/05 Fix results-pipe from transport process. Several recipients, combined
486 with certificate use, exposed issues where response data items split
487 over buffer boundaries were not parsed properly. This eventually
488 resulted in duplicates being sent. This issue only became common enough
489 to notice due to the introduction of conection certificate information,
490 the item size being so much larger. Found and fixed by Wolfgang Breyha.
492 JH/06 Bug 1533: Fix truncation of items in headers_remove lists. A fixed
493 size buffer was used, resulting in syntax errors when an expansion
494 exceeded it.
496 JH/07 Add support for directories of certificates when compiled with a GnuTLS
497 version 3.3.6 or later.
499 JH/08 Rename the TPDA expermimental facility to Event Actions. The #ifdef
500 is EXPERIMENTAL_EVENT, the main-configuration and transport options
501 both become "event_action", the variables become $event_name, $event_data
502 and $event_defer_errno. There is a new variable $verify_mode, usable in
503 routers, transports and related events. The tls:cert event is now also
504 raised for inbound connections, if the main configuration event_action
505 option is defined.
507 TL/06 In test suite, disable OCSP for old versions of openssl which contained
508 early OCSP support, but no stapling (appears to be less than 1.0.0).
510 JH/09 When compiled with OpenSSL and EXPERIMENTAL_CERTNAMES, the checks on
511 server certificate names available under the smtp transport option
512 "tls_verify_cert_hostname" now do not permit multi-component wildcard
513 matches.
515 JH/10 Time-related extraction expansions from certificates now use the main
516 option "timezone" setting for output formatting, and are consistent
517 between OpenSSL and GnuTLS compilations. Bug 1541.
519 JH/11 Fix a crash in mime ACL when meeting a zero-length, quoted or RFC2047-
520 encoded parameter in the incoming message. Bug 1558.
522 JH/12 Bug 1527: Autogrow buffer used in reading spool files. Since they now
523 include certificate info, eximon was claiming there were spoolfile
524 syntax errors.
526 JH/13 Bug 1521: Fix ldap lookup for single-attr request, multiple-attr return.
528 JH/14 Log delivery-related information more consistently, using the sequence
529 "H=<name> [<ip>]" wherever possible.
531 TL/07 Bug 1547: Omit RFCs from release. Draft and RFCs have licenses which
532 are problematic for Debian distribution, omit them from the release
533 tarball.
535 JH/15 Updates and fixes to the EXPERIMENTAL_DSN feature.
537 JH/16 Fix string representation of time values on 64bit time_t anchitectures.
538 Bug 1561.
540 JH/17 Fix a null-indirection in certextract expansions when a nondefault
541 output list separator was used.
544 Exim version 4.84
545 -----------------
546 TL/01 Bugzilla 1506: Re-add a 'return NULL' to silence complaints from static
547 checkers that were complaining about end of non-void function with no
548 return.
550 JH/01 Bug 1513: Fix parsing of quoted parameter values in MIME headers.
551 This was a regression intruduced in 4.83 by another bugfix.
553 JH/02 Fix broken compilation when EXPERIMENTAL_DSN is enabled.
555 TL/02 Bug 1509: Fix exipick for enhanced spoolfile specification used when
556 EXPERIMENTAL_DSN is enabled. Fix from Wolfgang Breyha.
559 Exim version 4.83
560 -----------------
562 TF/01 Correctly close the server side of TLS when forking for delivery.
564 When a message was received over SMTP with TLS, Exim failed to clear up
565 the incoming connection properly after forking off the child process to
566 deliver the message. In some situations the subsequent outgoing
567 delivery connection happened to have the same fd number as the incoming
568 connection previously had. Exim would try to use TLS and fail, logging
569 a "Bad file descriptor" error.
571 TF/02 Portability fix for building lookup modules on Solaris when the xpg4
572 utilities have not been installed.
574 JH/01 Fix memory-handling in use of acl as a conditional; avoid free of
575 temporary space as the ACL may create new global variables.
577 TL/01 LDAP support uses per connection or global context settings, depending
578 upon the detected version of the libraries at build time.
580 TL/02 Experimental Proxy Protocol support: allows a proxied SMTP connection
581 to extract and use the src ip:port in logging and expansions as if it
582 were a direct connection from the outside internet. PPv2 support was
583 updated based on HAProxy spec change in May 2014.
585 JH/02 Add ${listextract {number}{list}{success}{fail}}.
587 TL/03 Bugzilla 1433: Fix DMARC SEGV with specific From header contents.
588 Properly escape header and check for NULL return.
590 PP/01 Continue incomplete 4.82 PP/19 by fixing docs too: use dns_dnssec_ok
591 not dns_use_dnssec.
593 JH/03 Bugzilla 1157: support log_selector smtp_confirmation for lmtp.
595 TL/04 Add verify = header_names_ascii check to reject email with non-ASCII
596 characters in header names, implemented as a verify condition.
597 Contributed by Michael Fischer v. Mollard.
599 TL/05 Rename SPF condition results err_perm and err_temp to standardized
600 results permerror and temperror. Previous values are deprecated but
601 still accepted. In a future release, err_perm and err_temp will be
602 completely removed, which will be a backward incompatibility if the
603 ACL tests for either of these two old results. Patch contributed by
604 user bes-internal on the mailing list.
606 JH/04 Add ${utf8clean:} operator. Contributed by Alex Rau.
608 JH/05 Bugzilla 305: Log incoming-TLS details on rejects, subject to log
609 selectors, in both main and reject logs.
611 JH/06 Log outbound-TLS and port details, subject to log selectors, for a
612 failed delivery.
614 JH/07 Add malware type "sock" for talking to simple daemon.
616 JH/08 Bugzilla 1371: Add tls_{,try_}verify_hosts to smtp transport.
618 JH/09 Bugzilla 1431: Support (with limitations) headers_add/headers_remove in
619 routers/transports under cutthrough routing.
621 JH/10 Bugzilla 1005: ACL "condition =" should accept values which are negative
622 numbers. Touch up "bool" conditional to keep the same definition.
624 TL/06 Remove duplicated language in spec file from 4.82 TL/16.
626 JH/11 Add dnsdb tlsa lookup. From Todd Lyons.
628 JH/12 Expand items in router/transport headers_add or headers_remove lists
629 individually rather than the list as a whole. Bug 1452.
631 Required for reasonable handling of multiple headers_ options when
632 they may be empty; requires that headers_remove items with embedded
633 colons must have them doubled (or the list-separator changed).
635 TL/07 Add new dmarc expansion variable $dmarc_domain_policy to directly
636 view the policy declared in the DMARC record. Currently, $dmarc_status
637 is a combined value of both the record presence and the result of the
638 analysis.
640 JH/13 Fix handling of $tls_cipher et.al. in (non-verify) transport. Bug 1455.
642 JH/14 New options dnssec_request_domains, dnssec_require_domains on the
643 dnslookup router and the smtp transport (applying to the forward
644 lookup).
646 TL/08 Bugzilla 1453: New LDAP "SERVERS=" option allows admin to override list
647 of ldap servers used for a specific lookup. Patch provided by Heiko
648 Schlichting.
650 JH/18 New options dnssec_lax, dnssec_strict on dnsdb lookups.
651 New variable $lookup_dnssec_authenticated for observability.
653 TL/09 Bugzilla 609: Add -C option to exiqgrep, specify which exim.conf to use.
654 Patch submitted by Lars Timman.
656 JH/19 EXPERIMENTAL_OCSP support under GnuTLS. Bug 1459.
658 TL/10 Bugzilla 1454: New -oMm option to pass message reference to Exim.
659 Requires trusted mode and valid format message id, aborts otherwise.
660 Patch contributed by Heiko Schlichting.
662 JH/20 New expansion variables tls_(in,out)_(our,peer)cert, and expansion item
663 certextract with support for various fields. Bug 1358.
665 JH/21 Observability of OCSP via variables tls_(in,out)_ocsp. Stapling
666 is requested by default, modifiable by smtp transport option
667 hosts_request_ocsp.
669 JH/22 Expansion operators ${md5:string} and ${sha1:string} can now
670 operate on certificate variables to give certificate fingerprints
671 Also new ${sha256:cert_variable}.
673 JH/23 The PRDR feature is moved from being Experimental into the mainline.
675 TL/11 Bug 1119: fix memory allocation in string_printing2(). Patch from
676 Christian Aistleitner.
678 JH/24 The OCSP stapling feature is moved from Experimental into the mainline.
680 TL/12 Bug 1444: Fix improper \r\n sequence handling when writing spool
681 file. Patch from Wolfgang Breyha.
683 JH/25 Expand the coverage of the delivery $host and $host_address to
684 client authenticators run in verify callout. Bug 1476.
686 JH/26 Port service names are now accepted for tls_on_connect_ports, to
687 align with daemon_smtp_ports. Bug 72.
689 TF/03 Fix udpsend. The ip_connectedsocket() function's socket type
690 support and error reporting did not work properly.
692 TL/13 Bug 1495: Exiqgrep check if -C config file specified on cli exists
693 and is readable. Patch from Andrew Colin Kissa.
695 TL/14 Enhance documentation of ${run expansion and how it parses the
696 commandline after expansion, particularly in the case when an
697 unquoted variable expansion results in an empty value.
699 JH/27 The TLS SNI feature was broken in 4.82. Fix it.
701 PP/02 Fix internal collision of T_APL on systems which support RFC3123
702 by renaming away from it. Addresses GH issue 15, reported by
703 Jasper Wallace.
705 JH/28 Fix parsing of MIME headers for parameters with quoted semicolons.
707 TL/15 SECURITY: prevent double expansion in math comparison functions
708 (can expand unsanitized data). Not remotely exploitable.
709 CVE-2014-2972
712 Exim version 4.82
713 -----------------
715 PP/01 Add -bI: framework, and -bI:sieve for querying sieve capabilities.
717 PP/02 Make -n do something, by making it not do something.
718 When combined with -bP, the name of an option is not output.
720 PP/03 Added tls_dh_min_bits SMTP transport driver option, only honoured
721 by GnuTLS.
723 PP/04 First step towards DNSSEC, provide $sender_host_dnssec for
724 $sender_host_name and config options to manage this, and basic check
725 routines.
727 PP/05 DSCP support for outbound connections and control modifier for inbound.
729 PP/06 Cyrus SASL: set local and remote IP;port properties for driver.
730 (Only plugin which currently uses this is kerberos4, which nobody should
731 be using, but we should make it available and other future plugins might
732 conceivably use it, even though it would break NAT; stuff *should* be
733 using channel bindings instead).
735 PP/07 Handle "exim -L <tag>" to indicate to use syslog with tag as the process
736 name; added for Sendmail compatibility; requires admin caller.
737 Handle -G as equivalent to "control = suppress_local_fixups" (we used to
738 just ignore it); requires trusted caller.
739 Also parse but ignore: -Ac -Am -X<logfile>
740 Bugzilla 1117.
742 TL/01 Bugzilla 1258 - Refactor MAIL FROM optional args processing.
744 TL/02 Add +smtp_confirmation as a default logging option.
746 TL/03 Bugzilla 198 - Implement remove_header ACL modifier.
747 Patch by Magnus Holmgren from 2007-02-20.
749 TL/04 Bugzilla 1281 - Spec typo.
750 Bugzilla 1283 - Spec typo.
751 Bugzilla 1290 - Spec grammar fixes.
753 TL/05 Bugzilla 1285 - Spec omission, fix docbook errors for spec.txt creation.
755 TL/06 Add Experimental DMARC support using libopendmarc libraries.
757 TL/07 Fix an out of order global option causing a segfault. Reported to dev
758 mailing list by by Dmitry Isaikin.
760 JH/01 Bugzilla 1201 & 304 - New cutthrough-delivery feature, with TLS support.
762 JH/02 Support "G" suffix to numbers in ${if comparisons.
764 PP/08 Handle smtp transport tls_sni option forced-fail for OpenSSL.
766 NM/01 Bugzilla 1197 - Spec typo
767 Bugzilla 1196 - Spec examples corrections
769 JH/03 Add expansion operators ${listnamed:name} and ${listcount:string}
771 PP/09 Add gnutls_allow_auto_pkcs11 option (was originally called
772 gnutls_enable_pkcs11, but renamed to more accurately indicate its
773 function.
775 PP/10 Let Linux makefile inherit CFLAGS/CFLAGS_DYNAMIC.
776 Pulled from Debian 30_dontoverridecflags.dpatch by Andreas Metzler.
778 JH/04 Add expansion item ${acl {name}{arg}...}, expansion condition
779 "acl {{name}{arg}...}", and optional args on acl condition
780 "acl = name arg..."
782 JH/05 Permit multiple router/transport headers_add/remove lines.
784 JH/06 Add dnsdb pseudo-lookup "a+" to do an "aaaa" + "a" combination.
786 JH/07 Avoid using a waiting database for a single-message-only transport.
787 Performance patch from Paul Fisher. Bugzilla 1262.
789 JH/08 Strip leading/trailing newlines from add_header ACL modifier data.
790 Bugzilla 884.
792 JH/09 Add $headers_added variable, with content from use of ACL modifier
793 add_header (but not yet added to the message). Bugzilla 199.
795 JH/10 Add 8bitmime log_selector, for 8bitmime status on the received line.
796 Pulled from Bugzilla 817 by Wolfgang Breyha.
798 PP/11 SECURITY: protect DKIM DNS decoding from remote exploit.
799 CVE-2012-5671
800 (nb: this is the same fix as in Exim 4.80.1)
802 JH/11 Add A= logging on delivery lines, and a client_set_id option on
803 authenticators.
805 JH/12 Add optional authenticated_sender logging to A= and a log_selector
806 for control.
808 PP/12 Unbreak server_set_id for NTLM/SPA auth, broken by 4.80 PP/29.
810 PP/13 Dovecot auth: log better reason to rejectlog if Dovecot did not
811 advertise SMTP AUTH mechanism to us, instead of a generic
812 protocol violation error. Also, make Exim more robust to bad
813 data from the Dovecot auth socket.
815 TF/01 Fix ultimate retry timeouts for intermittently deliverable recipients.
817 When a queue runner is handling a message, Exim first routes the
818 recipient addresses, during which it prunes them based on the retry
819 hints database. After that it attempts to deliver the message to
820 any remaining recipients. It then updates the hints database using
821 the retry rules.
823 So if a recipient address works intermittently, it can get repeatedly
824 deferred at routing time. The retry hints record remains fresh so the
825 address never reaches the final cutoff time.
827 This is a fairly common occurrence when a user is bumping up against
828 their storage quota. Exim had some logic in its local delivery code
829 to deal with this. However it did not apply to per-recipient defers
830 in remote deliveries, e.g. over LMTP to a separate IMAP message store.
832 This change adds a proper retry rule check during routing so that the
833 final cutoff time is checked against the message's age. We only do
834 this check if there is an address retry record and there is not a
835 domain retry record; this implies that previous attempts to handle
836 the address had the retry_use_local_parts option turned on. We use
837 this as an approximation for the destination being like a local
838 delivery, as in LMTP.
840 I suspect this new check makes the old local delivery cutoff check
841 redundant, but I have not verified this so I left the code in place.
843 TF/02 Correct gecos expansion when From: is a prefix of the username.
845 Test 0254 submits a message to Exim with the header
847 Resent-From: f
849 When I ran the test suite under the user fanf2, Exim expanded
850 the header to contain my full name, whereas it should have added
851 a Resent-Sender: header. It erroneously treats any prefix of the
852 username as equal to the username.
854 This change corrects that bug.
856 GF/01 DCC debug and logging tidyup
857 Error conditions log to paniclog rather than rejectlog.
858 Debug lines prefixed by "DCC: " to remove any ambiguity.
860 TF/03 Avoid unnecessary rebuilds of lookup-related code.
862 PP/14 Fix OCSP reinitialisation in SNI handling for Exim/TLS as server.
863 Bug spotted by Jeremy Harris; was flawed since initial commit.
864 Would have resulted in OCSP responses post-SNI triggering an Exim
865 NULL dereference and crash.
867 JH/13 Add $router_name and $transport_name variables. Bugzilla 308.
870 Bug detection, analysis and fix by Samuel Thibault.
871 Bugzilla 1331, Debian bug #698092.
873 SC/01 Update eximstats to watch out for senders sending 'HELO [IpAddr]'
875 JH/14 SMTP PRDR (http://www.eric-a-hall.com/specs/draft-hall-prdr-00.txt).
876 Server implementation by Todd Lyons, client by JH.
877 Only enabled when compiled with EXPERIMENTAL_PRDR. A new
878 config variable "prdr_enable" controls whether the server
879 advertises the facility. If the client requests PRDR a new
880 acl_data_smtp_prdr ACL is called once for each recipient, after
881 the body content is received and before the acl_smtp_data ACL.
882 The client is controlled by bolth of: a hosts_try_prdr option
883 on the smtp transport, and the server advertisement.
884 Default client logging of deliveries and rejections involving
885 PRDR are flagged with the string "PRDR".
887 PP/16 Fix problems caused by timeouts during quit ACLs trying to double
888 fclose(). Diagnosis by Todd Lyons.
890 PP/17 Update configure.default to handle IPv6 localhost better.
891 Patch by Alain Williams (plus minor tweaks).
892 Bugzilla 880.
894 PP/18 OpenSSL made graceful with empty tls_verify_certificates setting.
895 This is now consistent with GnuTLS, and is now documented: the
896 previous undocumented portable approach to treating the option as
897 unset was to force an expansion failure. That still works, and
898 an empty string is now equivalent.
900 PP/19 Renamed DNSSEC-enabling option to "dns_dnssec_ok", to make it
901 clearer that Exim is using the DO (DNSSEC OK) EDNS0 resolver flag,
902 not performing validation itself.
904 PP/20 Added force_command boolean option to pipe transport.
905 Patch from Nick Koston, of cPanel Inc.
907 JH/15 AUTH support on callouts (and hence cutthrough-deliveries).
908 Bugzilla 321, 823.
910 TF/04 Added udpsend ACL modifer and hexquote expansion operator
912 PP/21 Fix eximon continuous updating with timestamped log-files.
913 Broken in a format-string cleanup in 4.80, missed when I repaired the
914 other false fix of the same issue.
915 Report and fix from Heiko Schlichting.
916 Bugzilla 1363.
918 PP/22 Guard LDAP TLS usage against Solaris LDAP variant.
919 Report from Prashanth Katuri.
921 PP/23 Support safari_ecdhe_ecdsa_bug for openssl_options.
922 It's SecureTransport, so affects any MacOS clients which use the
923 system-integrated TLS libraries, including email clients.
925 PP/24 Fix segfault from trying to fprintf() to a NULL stdio FILE* if
926 using a MIME ACL for non-SMTP local injection.
927 Report and assistance in diagnosis by Warren Baker.
929 TL/08 Adjust exiqgrep to be case-insensitive for sender/receiver.
931 JH/16 Fix comparisons for 64b. Bugzilla 1385.
933 TL/09 Add expansion variable $authenticated_fail_id to keep track of
934 last id that failed so it may be referenced in subsequent ACL's.
936 TL/10 Bugzilla 1375 - Prevent TLS rebinding in ldap. Patch provided by
937 Alexander Miroch.
939 TL/11 Bugzilla 1382 - Option ldap_require_cert overrides start_tls
940 ldap library initialization, allowing self-signed CA's to be
941 used. Also properly sets require_cert option later in code by
942 using NULL (global ldap config) instead of ldap handle (per
943 session). Bug diagnosis and testing by alxgomz.
945 TL/12 Enhanced documentation in the ratelimit.pl script provided in
946 the src/util/ subdirectory.
948 TL/13 Bug 1031 - Imported transport SQL logging patch from Axel Rau
949 renamed to Transport Post Delivery Action by Jeremy Harris, as
952 TL/14 Bugzilla 1217 - Redis lookup support has been added. It is only enabled
953 when Exim is compiled with EXPERIMENTAL_REDIS. A new config variable
954 redis_servers = needs to be configured which will be used by the redis
955 lookup. Patch from Warren Baker, of The Packet Hub.
957 TL/15 Fix exiqsumm summary for corner case. Patch provided by Richard Hall.
959 TL/16 Bugzilla 1289 - Clarify host/ip processing when have errors looking up a
960 hostname or reverse DNS when processing a host list. Used suggestions
961 from multiple comments on this bug.
963 TL/17 Bugzilla 1057 - Multiple clamd TCP targets patch from Mark Zealey.
965 TL/18 Had previously added a -CONTINUE option to runtest in the test suite.
966 Missed a few lines, added it to make the runtest require no keyboard
967 interaction.
969 TL/19 Bugzilla 1402 - Test 533 fails if any part of the path to the test suite
970 contains upper case chars. Make router use caseful_local_part.
972 TL/20 Bugzilla 1400 - Add AVOID_GNUTLS_PKCS11 build option. Allows GnuTLS
973 support when GnuTLS has been built with p11-kit.
976 Exim version 4.80.1
977 -------------------
979 PP/01 SECURITY: protect DKIM DNS decoding from remote exploit.
980 CVE-2012-5671
981 This, or similar/improved, will also be change PP/11 of 4.82.
984 Exim version 4.80
985 -----------------
987 PP/01 Handle short writes when writing local log-files.
988 In practice, only affects FreeBSD (8 onwards).
989 Bugzilla 1053, with thanks to Dmitry Isaikin.
991 NM/01 Bugzilla 949 - Documentation tweak
993 NM/02 Bugzilla 1093 - eximstats DATA reject detection regexps
994 improved.
996 NM/03 Bugzilla 1169 - primary_hostname spelling was incorrect in docs.
998 PP/02 Implemented gsasl authenticator.
1000 PP/03 Implemented heimdal_gssapi authenticator with "server_keytab" option.
1002 PP/04 Local/Makefile support for (AUTH|LOOKUP)_*_PC=foo to use
1003 `pkg-config foo` for cflags/libs.
1005 PP/05 Swapped $auth1/$auth2 for gsasl GSSAPI mechanism, to be more consistent
1006 with rest of GSASL and with heimdal_gssapi.
1008 PP/06 Local/Makefile support for USE_(GNUTLS|OPENSSL)_PC=foo to use
1009 `pkg-config foo` for cflags/libs for the TLS implementation.
1011 PP/07 New expansion variable $tls_bits; Cyrus SASL server connection
1012 properties get this fed in as external SSF. A number of robustness
1013 and debugging improvements to the cyrus_sasl authenticator.
1015 PP/08 cyrus_sasl server now expands the server_realm option.
1017 PP/09 Bugzilla 1214 - Log authentication information in reject log.
1018 Patch by Jeremy Harris.
1020 PP/10 Added dbmjz lookup type.
1022 PP/11 Let heimdal_gssapi authenticator take a SASL message without an authzid.
1024 PP/12 MAIL args handles TAB as well as SP, for better interop with
1025 non-compliant senders.
1026 Analysis and variant patch by Todd Lyons.
1028 NM/04 Bugzilla 1237 - fix cases where printf format usage not indicated
1029 Bug report from Lars Müller <lars@samba.org> (via SUSE),
1030 Patch from Dirk Mueller <dmueller@suse.com>
1032 PP/13 tls_peerdn now print-escaped for spool files.
1033 Observed some $tls_peerdn in wild which contained \n, which resulted
1034 in spool file corruption.
1036 PP/14 TLS fixes for OpenSSL: support TLS 1.1 & 1.2; new "openssl_options"
1037 values; set SSL_MODE_AUTO_RETRY so that OpenSSL will retry a read
1038 or write after TLS renegotiation, which otherwise led to messages
1039 "Got SSL error 2".
1041 TK/01 Bugzilla 1239 - fix DKIM verification when signature was not inserted
1042 as a tracking header (ie: a signed header comes before the signature).
1043 Patch from Wolfgang Breyha.
1045 JH/01 Bugzilla 660 - Multi-valued attributes from ldap now parseable as a
1046 comma-sep list; embedded commas doubled.
1048 JH/02 Refactored ACL "verify =" logic to table-driven dispatch.
1050 PP/15 LDAP: Check for errors of TLS initialisation, to give correct
1051 diagnostics.
1052 Report and patch from Dmitry Banschikov.
1054 PP/16 Removed "dont_insert_empty_fragments" fron "openssl_options".
1055 Removed SSL_clear() after SSL_new() which led to protocol negotiation
1056 failures. We appear to now support TLS1.1+ with Exim.
1058 PP/17 OpenSSL: new expansion var $tls_sni, which if used in tls_certificate
1059 lets Exim select keys and certificates based upon TLS SNI from client.
1060 Also option tls_sni on SMTP Transports. Also clear $tls_bits correctly
1061 before an outbound SMTP session. New log_selector, +tls_sni.
1063 PP/18 Bugzilla 1122 - check localhost_number expansion for failure, avoid
1064 NULL dereference. Report and patch from Alun Jones.
1066 PP/19 DNS resolver init changes for NetBSD compatibility. (Risk of breakage
1067 on less well tested platforms). Obviates NetBSD pkgsrc patch-ac.
1068 Not seeing resolver debug output on NetBSD, but suspect this is a
1069 resolver implementation change.
1071 PP/20 Revert part of NM/04, it broke log_path containing %D expansions.
1072 Left warnings. Added "eximon gdb" invocation mode.
1074 PP/21 Defaulting "accept_8bitmime" to true, not false.
1076 PP/22 Added -bw for inetd wait mode support.
1078 PP/23 Added PCRE_CONFIG=yes support to Makefile for using pcre-config to
1079 locate the relevant includes and libraries. Made this the default.
1081 PP/24 Fixed headers_only on smtp transports (was not sending trailing dot).
1082 Bugzilla 1246, report and most of solution from Tomasz Kusy.
1084 JH/03 ${eval } now uses 64-bit and supports a "g" suffix (like to "k" and "m").
1085 This may cause build issues on older platforms.
1087 PP/25 Revamped GnuTLS support, passing tls_require_ciphers to
1088 gnutls_priority_init, ignoring Exim options gnutls_require_kx,
1089 gnutls_require_mac & gnutls_require_protocols (no longer supported).
1090 Added SNI support via GnuTLS too.
1091 Made ${randint:..} supplier available, if using not-too-old GnuTLS.
1093 PP/26 Added EXPERIMENTAL_OCSP for OpenSSL.
1095 PP/27 Applied dnsdb SPF support patch from Janne Snabb.
1096 Applied second patch from Janne, implementing suggestion to default
1097 multiple-strings-in-record handling to match SPF spec.
1099 JH/04 Added expansion variable $tod_epoch_l for a higher-precision time.
1101 PP/28 Fix DCC dcc_header content corruption (stack memory referenced,
1102 read-only, out of scope).
1103 Patch from Wolfgang Breyha, report from Stuart Northfield.
1105 PP/29 Fix three issues highlighted by clang analyser static analysis.
1106 Only crash-plausible issue would require the Cambridge-specific
1107 iplookup router and a misconfiguration.
1108 Report from Marcin Mirosław.
1110 PP/30 Another attempt to deal with PCRE_PRERELEASE, this one less buggy.
1112 PP/31 %D in printf continues to cause issues (-Wformat=security), so for
1113 now guard some of the printf checks behind WANT_DEEPER_PRINTF_CHECKS.
1114 As part of this, removing so much warning spew let me fix some minor
1115 real issues in debug logging.
1117 PP/32 GnuTLS was always using default tls_require_ciphers, due to a missing
1118 assignment on my part. Fixed.
1120 PP/33 Added tls_dh_max_bits option, defaulting to current hard-coded limit
1121 of NSS, for GnuTLS/NSS interop. Problem root cause diagnosis by
1122 Janne Snabb (who went above and beyond: thank you).
1124 PP/34 Validate tls_require_ciphers on startup, since debugging an invalid
1125 string otherwise requires a connection and a bunch more work and it's
1126 relatively easy to get wrong. Should also expose TLS library linkage
1127 problems.
1129 PP/35 Pull in <features.h> on Linux, for some portability edge-cases of
1130 64-bit ${eval} (JH/03).
1132 PP/36 Define _GNU_SOURCE in exim.h; it's needed for some releases of
1133 GNU libc to support some of the 64-bit stuff, should not lead to
1134 conflicts. Defined before os.h is pulled in, so if a given platform
1135 needs to override this, it can.
1137 PP/37 Unbreak Cyrus SASL auth: SSF retrieval was incorrect, Exim thought
1138 protection layer was required, which is not implemented.
1139 Bugzilla 1254, patch from Wolfgang Breyha.
1141 PP/38 Overhaul DH prime handling, supply RFC-specified DH primes as built
1142 into Exim, default to IKE id 23 from RFC 5114 (2048 bit). Make
1143 tls_dhparam take prime identifiers. Also unbreak combination of
1144 OpenSSL+DH_params+TLSSNI.
1146 PP/39 Disable SSLv2 by default in OpenSSL support.
1149 Exim version 4.77
1150 -----------------
1152 PP/01 Solaris build fix for Oracle's LDAP libraries.
1153 Bugzilla 1109, patch from Stephen Usher.
1155 TF/01 HP/UX build fix: avoid arithmetic on a void pointer.
1157 TK/01 DKIM Verification: Fix relaxed canon for empty headers w/o
1158 whitespace trailer
1160 TF/02 Fix a couple more cases where we did not log the error message
1161 when unlink() failed. See also change 4.74-TF/03.
1163 TF/03 Make the exiwhat support code safe for signals. Previously Exim might
1164 lock up or crash if it happened to be inside a call to libc when it
1165 got a SIGUSR1 from exiwhat.
1167 The SIGUSR1 handler appends the current process status to the process
1168 log which is later printed by exiwhat. It used to use the general
1169 purpose logging code to do this, but several functions it calls are
1170 not safe for signals.
1172 The new output code in the SIGUSR1 handler is specific to the process
1173 log, and simple enough that it's easy to inspect for signal safety.
1174 Removing some special cases also simplifies the general logging code.
1175 Removing the spurious timestamps from the process log simplifies
1176 exiwhat.
1178 TF/04 Improved ratelimit ACL condition.
1180 The /noupdate option has been deprecated in favour of /readonly which
1181 has clearer semantics. The /leaky, /strict, and /readonly update modes
1182 are mutually exclusive. The update mode is no longer included in the
1183 database key; it just determines when the database is updated. (This
1184 means that when you upgrde Exim will forget old rate measurements.)
1186 Exim now checks that the per_* options are used with an update mode that
1187 makes sense for the current ACL. For example, when Exim is processing a
1188 message (e.g. acl_smtp_rcpt or acl_smtp_data, etc.) you can specify
1189 per_mail/leaky or per_mail/strict; otherwise (e.g. in acl_smtp_helo) you
1190 must specify per_mail/readonly. If you omit the update mode it defaults to
1191 /leaky where that makes sense (as before) or /readonly where required.
1193 The /noupdate option is now undocumented but still supported for
1194 backwards compatibility. It is equivalent to /readonly except that in
1195 ACLs where /readonly is required you may specify /leaky/noupdate or
1196 /strict/noupdate which are treated the same as /readonly.
1198 A useful new feature is the /count= option. This is a generalization
1199 of the per_byte option, so that you can measure the throughput of other
1200 aggregate values. For example, the per_byte option is now equivalent
1201 to per_mail/count=${if >{0}{$message_size} {0} {$message_size} }.
1203 The per_rcpt option has been generalized using the /count= mechanism
1204 (though it's more complicated than the per_byte equivalence). When it is
1205 used in acl_smtp_rcpt, the per_rcpt option adds recipients to the
1206 measured rate one at a time; if it is used later (e.g. in acl_smtp_data)
1207 or in a non-SMTP ACL it adds all the recipients in one go. (The latter
1208 /count=$recipients_count behaviour used to work only in non-SMTP ACLs.)
1209 Note that using per_rcpt with a non-readonly update mode in more than
1210 one ACL will cause the recipients to be double-counted. (The per_mail
1211 and per_byte options don't have this problem.)
1213 The handling of very low rates has changed slightly. If the computed rate
1214 is less than the event's count (usually one) then this event is the first
1215 after a long gap. In this case the rate is set to the same as this event's
1216 count, so that the first message of a spam run is counted properly.
1218 The major new feature is a mechanism for counting the rate of unique
1219 events. The new per_addr option counts the number of different
1220 recipients that someone has sent messages to in the last time period. It
1221 behaves like per_rcpt if all the recipient addresses are different, but
1222 duplicate recipient addresses do not increase the measured rate. Like
1223 the /count= option this is a general mechanism, so the per_addr option
1224 is equivalent to per_rcpt/unique=$local_part@$domain. You can, for
1225 example, measure the rate that a client uses different sender addresses
1226 with the options per_mail/unique=$sender_address. There are further
1227 details in the main documentation.
1229 TF/05 Removed obsolete $Cambridge$ CVS revision strings.
1231 TF/06 Removed a few PCRE remnants.
1233 TF/07 Automatically extract Exim's version number from tags in the git
1234 repository when doing development or release builds.
1236 PP/02 Raise smtp_cmd_buffer_size to 16kB.
1237 Bugzilla 879. Patch from Paul Fisher.
1239 PP/03 Implement SSL-on-connect outbound with protocol=smtps on smtp transport.
1240 Heavily based on revision 40f9a89a from Simon Arlott's tree.
1241 Bugzilla 97.
1243 PP/04 Use .dylib instead of .so for dynamic library loading on MacOS.
1245 PP/05 Variable $av_failed, true if the AV scanner deferred.
1246 Bugzilla 1078. Patch from John Horne.
1248 PP/06 Stop make process more reliably on build failure.
1249 Bugzilla 1087. Patch from Heiko Schlittermann.
1251 PP/07 Make maildir_use_size_file an _expandable_ boolean.
1252 Bugzilla 1089. Patch from Heiko Schlittermann.
1254 PP/08 Handle ${run} returning more data than OS pipe buffer size.
1255 Bugzilla 1131. Patch from Holger Weiß.
1257 PP/09 Handle IPv6 addresses with SPF.
1258 Bugzilla 860. Patch from Wolfgang Breyha.
1260 PP/10 GnuTLS: support TLS 1.2 & 1.1.
1261 Bugzilla 1156.
1262 Use gnutls_certificate_verify_peers2() [patch from Andreas Metzler].
1263 Bugzilla 1095.
1265 PP/11 match_* no longer expand right-hand-side by default.
1266 New compile-time build option, EXPAND_LISTMATCH_RHS.
1267 New expansion conditions, "inlist", "inlisti".
1269 PP/12 fix uninitialised greeting string from PP/03 (smtps client support).
1271 PP/13 shell and compiler warnings fixes for RC1-RC4 changes.
1273 PP/14 fix log_write() format string regression from TF/03.
1274 Bugzilla 1152. Patch from Dmitry Isaikin.
1277 Exim version 4.76
1278 -----------------
1280 PP/01 The new ldap_require_cert option would segfault if used. Fixed.
1282 PP/02 Harmonised TLS library version reporting; only show if debugging.
1283 Layout now matches that introduced for other libraries in 4.74 PP/03.
1285 PP/03 New openssl_options items: no_sslv2 no_sslv3 no_ticket no_tlsv1
1287 PP/04 New "dns_use_edns0" global option.
1289 PP/05 Don't segfault on misconfiguration of ref:name exim-user as uid.
1290 Bugzilla 1098.
1292 PP/06 Extra paranoia around buffer usage at the STARTTLS transition.
1293 nb: Exim is not vulnerable to http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/555316
1295 TK/01 Updated PolarSSL code to 0.14.2.
1296 Bugzilla 1097. Patch from Andreas Metzler.
1298 PP/07 Catch divide-by-zero in ${eval:...}.
1299 Fixes bugzilla 1102.
1301 PP/08 Condition negation of bool{}/bool_lax{} did not negate. Fixed.
1302 Bugzilla 1104.
1304 TK/02 Bugzilla 1106: CVE-2011-1764 - DKIM log line was subject to a
1305 format-string attack -- SECURITY: remote arbitrary code execution.
1307 TK/03 SECURITY - DKIM signature header parsing was double-expanded, second
1308 time unintentionally subject to list matching rules, letting the header
1309 cause arbitrary Exim lookups (of items which can occur in lists, *not*
1310 arbitrary string expansion). This allowed for information disclosure.
1312 PP/09 Fix another SIGFPE (x86) in ${eval:...} expansion, this time related to
1313 INT_MIN/-1 -- value coerced to INT_MAX.
1316 Exim version 4.75
1317 -----------------
1319 NM/01 Workround for PCRE version dependency in version reporting
1320 Bugzilla 1073
1322 TF/01 Update valgrind.h and memcheck.h to copies from valgrind-3.6.0.
1323 This fixes portability to compilers other than gcc, notably
1324 Solaris CC and HP-UX CC. Fixes Bugzilla 1050.
1326 TF/02 Bugzilla 139: Avoid using the += operator in the modular lookup
1327 makefiles for portability to HP-UX and POSIX correctness.
1329 PP/01 Permit LOOKUP_foo enabling on the make command-line.
1330 Also via indented variable definition in the Makefile.
1331 (Debugging by Oliver Heesakkers).
1333 PP/02 Restore caching of spamd results with expanded spamd_address.
1334 Patch from author of expandable spamd_address patch, Wolfgang Breyha.
1336 PP/03 Build issue: lookups-Makefile now exports LC_ALL=C
1337 Improves build reliability. Fix from: Frank Elsner
1339 NM/02 Fix wide character breakage in the rfc2047 coding
1340 Fixes bug 1064. Patch from Andrey N. Oktyabrski
1342 NM/03 Allow underscore in dnslist lookups
1343 Fixes bug 1026. Patch from Graeme Fowler
1345 PP/04 Bugzilla 230: Support TLS-enabled LDAP (in addition to ldaps).
1346 Code patches from Adam Ciarcinski of NetBSD.
1348 NM/04 Fixed exiqgrep to cope with mailq missing size issue
1349 Fixes bug 943.
1351 PP/05 Bugzilla 1083: when lookup expansion defers, escape the output which
1352 is logged, to avoid truncation. Patch from John Horne.
1354 PP/06 Bugzilla 1042: implement freeze_signal on pipe transports.
1355 Patch from Jakob Hirsch.
1357 PP/07 Bugzilla 1061: restrict error messages sent over SMTP to not reveal
1358 SQL string expansion failure details.
1359 Patch from Andrey Oktyabrski.
1361 PP/08 Bugzilla 486: implement %M datestamping in log filenames.
1362 Patch from Simon Arlott.
1364 PP/09 New lookups functionality failed to compile on old gcc which rejects
1365 extern declarations in function scope.
1366 Patch from Oliver Fleischmann
1368 PP/10 Use sig_atomic_t for flags set from signal handlers.
1369 Check getgroups() return and improve debugging.
1370 Fixed developed for diagnosis in bug 927 (which turned out to be
1371 a kernel bug).
1373 PP/11 Bugzilla 1055: Update $message_linecount for maildir_tag.
1374 Patch from Mark Zealey.
1376 PP/12 Bugzilla 1056: Improved spamd server selection.
1377 Patch from Mark Zealey.
1379 PP/13 Bugzilla 1086: Deal with maildir quota file races.
1380 Based on patch from Heiko Schlittermann.
1382 PP/14 Bugzilla 1019: DKIM multiple signature generation fix.
1383 Patch from Uwe Doering, sign-off by Michael Haardt.
1385 NM/05 Fix to spam.c to accommodate older gcc versions which dislike
1386 variable declaration deep within a block. Bug and patch from
1387 Dennis Davis.
1389 PP/15 lookups-Makefile IRIX compatibilty coercion.
1391 PP/16 Make DISABLE_DKIM build knob functional.
1393 NM/06 Bugzilla 968: child_open_uid: restore default SIGPIPE handler
1394 Patch by Simon Arlott
1396 TF/03 Fix valgrind.h portability to C89 compilers that do not support
1397 variable argument macros. Our copy now differs from upstream.
1400 Exim version 4.74
1401 -----------------
1403 TF/01 Failure to get a lock on a hints database can have serious
1404 consequences so log it to the panic log.
1406 TF/02 Log LMTP confirmation messages in the same way as SMTP,
1407 controlled using the smtp_confirmation log selector.
1409 TF/03 Include the error message when we fail to unlink a spool file.
1411 DW/01 Bugzilla 139: Support dynamically loaded lookups as modules.
1412 With thanks to Steve Haslam, Johannes Berg & Serge Demonchaux
1413 for maintaining out-of-tree patches for some time.
1415 PP/01 Bugzilla 139: Documentation and portability issues.
1416 Avoid GNU Makefile-isms, let Exim continue to build on BSD.
1417 Handle per-OS dynamic-module compilation flags.
1419 PP/02 Let /dev/null have normal permissions.
1420 The 4.73 fixes were a little too stringent and complained about the
1421 permissions on /dev/null. Exempt it from some checks.
1422 Reported by Andreas M. Kirchwitz.
1424 PP/03 Report version information for many libraries, including
1425 Exim version information for dynamically loaded libraries. Created
1426 version.h, now support a version extension string for distributors
1427 who patch heavily. Dynamic module ABI change.
1429 PP/04 CVE-2011-0017 - check return value of setuid/setgid. This is a
1430 privilege escalation vulnerability whereby the Exim run-time user
1431 can cause root to append content of the attacker's choosing to
1432 arbitrary files.
1434 PP/05 Bugzilla 1041: merged DCC maintainer's fixes for return code.
1435 (Wolfgang Breyha)
1437 PP/06 Bugzilla 1071: fix delivery logging with untrusted macros.
1438 If dropping privileges for untrusted macros, we disabled normal logging
1439 on the basis that it would fail; for the Exim run-time user, this is not
1440 the case, and it resulted in successful deliveries going unlogged.
1441 Fixed. Reported by Andreas Metzler.
1444 Exim version 4.73
1445 -----------------
1447 PP/01 Date: & Message-Id: revert to normally being appended to a message,
1448 only prepend for the Resent-* case. Fixes regression introduced in
1449 Exim 4.70 by NM/22 for Bugzilla 607.
1451 PP/02 Include check_rfc2047_length in configure.default because we're seeing
1452 increasing numbers of administrators be bitten by this.
1454 JJ/01 Added DISABLE_DKIM and comment to src/EDITME
1456 PP/03 Bugzilla 994: added openssl_options main configuration option.
1458 PP/04 Bugzilla 995: provide better SSL diagnostics on failed reads.
1460 PP/05 Bugzilla 834: provide a permit_coredump option for pipe transports.
1462 PP/06 Adjust NTLM authentication to handle SASL Initial Response.
1464 PP/07 If TLS negotiated an anonymous cipher, we could end up with SSL but
1465 without a peer certificate, leading to a segfault because of an
1466 assumption that peers always have certificates. Be a little more
1467 paranoid. Problem reported by Martin Tscholak.
1469 PP/08 Bugzilla 926: switch ClamAV to use the new zINSTREAM API for content
1470 filtering; old API available if built with WITH_OLD_CLAMAV_STREAM=yes
1471 NB: ClamAV planning to remove STREAM in "middle of 2010".
1472 CL also introduces -bmalware, various -d+acl logging additions and
1473 more caution in buffer sizes.
1475 PP/09 Implemented reverse_ip expansion operator.
1477 PP/10 Bugzilla 937: provide a "debug" ACL control.
1479 PP/11 Bugzilla 922: Documentation dusting, patch provided by John Horne.
1481 PP/12 Bugzilla 973: Implement --version.
1483 PP/13 Bugzilla 752: Refuse to build/run if Exim user is root/0.
1485 PP/14 Build without WITH_CONTENT_SCAN. Path from Andreas Metzler.
1487 PP/15 Bugzilla 816: support multiple condition rules on Routers.
1489 PP/16 Add bool_lax{} expansion operator and use that for combining multiple
1490 condition rules, instead of bool{}. Make both bool{} and bool_lax{}
1491 ignore trailing whitespace.
1493 JJ/02 prevent non-panic DKIM error from being sent to paniclog
1495 JJ/03 added tcp_wrappers_daemon_name to allow host entries other than
1496 "exim" to be used
1498 PP/17 Fix malware regression for cmdline scanner introduced in PP/08.
1499 Notification from Dr Andrew Aitchison.
1501 PP/18 Change ClamAV response parsing to be more robust and to handle ClamAV's
1502 ExtendedDetectionInfo response format.
1503 Notification from John Horne.
1505 PP/19 OpenSSL 1.0.0a compatibility const-ness change, should be backwards
1506 compatible.
1508 PP/20 Added a CONTRIBUTING file. Fixed the documentation build to use http:
1509 XSL and documented dependency on system catalogs, with examples of how
1510 it normally works.
1512 DW/21 Added Valgrind hooks in store.c to help it capture out-of-bounds store
1513 access.
1515 DW/22 Bugzilla 1044: CVE-2010-4345 - partial fix: restrict default behaviour
1516 of CONFIGURE_OWNER and CONFIGURE_GROUP options to no longer allow a
1517 configuration file which is writeable by the Exim user or group.
1519 DW/23 Bugzilla 1044: CVE-2010-4345 - part two: extend checks for writeability
1520 of configuration files to cover files specified with the -C option if
1521 they are going to be used with root privileges, not just the default
1522 configuration file.
1524 DW/24 Bugzilla 1044: CVE-2010-4345 - part three: remove ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY
1525 option (effectively making it always true).
1527 DW/25 Add TRUSTED_CONFIG_PREFIX_FILE option to allow alternative configuration
1528 files to be used while preserving root privileges.
1530 DW/26 Set FD_CLOEXEC on SMTP sockets after forking in the daemon, to ensure
1531 that rogue child processes cannot use them.
1533 PP/27 Bugzilla 1047: change the default for system_filter_user to be the Exim
1534 run-time user, instead of root.
1536 PP/28 Add WHITELIST_D_MACROS option to let some macros be overridden by the
1537 Exim run-time user without dropping privileges.
1539 DW/29 Remove use of va_copy() which breaks pre-C99 systems. Duplicate the
1540 result string, instead of calling string_vformat() twice with the same
1541 arguments.
1544 for other users. Others should always drop root privileges if they use
1545 -C on the command line, even for a whitelisted configure file.
1549 NM/01 Fixed bug #1002 - Message loss when using multiple deliveries
1552 Exim version 4.72
1553 -----------------
1555 JJ/01 installed exipick 20100104.1, adding $max_received_linelength,
1556 $data_path, and $header_path variables; fixed documentation bugs and
1557 typos
1559 JJ/02 installed exipick 20100222.0, added --input-dir and --finput to allow
1560 exipick to access non-standard spools, including the "frozen" queue
1561 (Finput)
1563 NM/01 Bugzilla 965: Support mysql stored procedures.
1564 Patch from Alain Williams
1566 NM/02 Bugzilla 961: Spacing fix (syntax error) on Makefile directives for NetBSD
1568 NM/03 Bugzilla 955: Documentation fix for max_rcpts.
1569 Patch from Andreas Metzler
1571 NM/04 Bugzilla 954: Fix for unknown responses from Dovecot authenticator.
1572 Patch from Kirill Miazine
1574 NM/05 Bugzilla 671: Added umask to procmail example.
1576 JJ/03 installed exipick 20100323.0, fixing doc bug
1578 NM/06 Bugzilla 988: CVE-2010-2023 - prevent hardlink attack on sticky mail
1579 directory. Notification and patch from Dan Rosenberg.
1581 TK/01 PDKIM: Upgrade PolarSSL files to upstream version 0.12.1.
1583 TK/02 Improve log output when DKIM signing operation fails.
1585 MH/01 Treat the transport option dkim_domain as a colon separated
1586 list, not as a single string, and sign the message with each element,
1587 omitting multiple occurences of the same signer.
1589 NM/07 Null terminate DKIM strings, Null initialise DKIM variable
1590 Bugzilla 985, 986. Patch by Simon Arlott
1592 NM/08 Bugzilla 967. dnsdb DNS TXT record bug fix (DKIM-related)
1593 Patch by Simon Arlott
1595 PP/01 Bugzilla 989: CVE-2010-2024 - work round race condition on
1596 MBX locking. Notification from Dan Rosenberg.
1599 Exim version 4.71
1600 -----------------
1602 TK/01 Bugzilla 912: Fix DKIM segfault on empty headers/body.
1604 NM/01 Bugzilla 913: Documentation fix for gnutls_* options.
1606 NM/02 Bugzilla 722: Documentation for randint. Better randomness defaults.
1608 NM/03 Bugzilla 847: Enable DNSDB lookup by default.
1610 NM/04 Bugzilla 915: Flag broken perl installation during build.
1613 Exim version 4.70
1614 -----------------
1616 TK/01 Added patch by Johannes Berg that expands the main option
1617 "spamd_address" if it starts with a dollar sign.
1619 TK/02 Write list of recipients to X-Envelope-Sender header when building
1620 the mbox-format spool file for content scanning (suggested by Jakob
1621 Hirsch).
1623 TK/03 Added patch by Wolfgang Breyha that adds experimental DCC
1624 (http://www.dcc-servers.net/) support via dccifd. Activated by
1625 setting EXPERIMENTAL_DCC=yes in Local/Makefile.
1627 TK/04 Bugzilla 673: Add f-protd malware scanner support. Patch submitted
1628 by Mark Daniel Reidel <mr@df.eu>.
1630 NM/01 Bugzilla 657: Embedded PCRE removed from the exim source tree.
1631 When building exim an external PCRE library is now needed -
1632 PCRE is a system library on the majority of modern systems.
1633 See entry on PCRE_LIBS in EDITME file.
1635 NM/02 Bugzilla 646: Removed unwanted C/R in Dovecot authenticator
1636 conversation. Added nologin parameter to request.
1637 Patch contributed by Kirill Miazine.
1639 TF/01 Do not log submission mode rewrites if they do not change the address.
1641 TF/02 Bugzilla 662: Fix stack corruption before exec() in daemon.c.
1643 NM/03 Bugzilla 602: exicyclog now handles panic log, and creates empty
1644 log files in place. Contributed by Roberto Lima.
1646 NM/04 Bugzilla 667: Close socket used by dovecot authenticator.
1648 TF/03 Bugzilla 615: When checking the local_parts router precondition
1649 after a local_part_suffix or local_part_prefix option, Exim now
1650 does not use the address's named list lookup cache, since this
1651 contains cached lookups for the whole local part.
1653 NM/05 Bugzilla 521: Integrated SPF Best Guess support contributed by
1654 Robert Millan. Documentation is in experimental-spec.txt.
1656 TF/04 Bugzilla 668: Fix parallel build (make -j).
1658 NM/05.2 Bugzilla 437: Prevent Maildir aux files being created with mode 000.
1660 NM/05.3 Bugzilla 598: Improvement to Dovecot authenticator handling.
1661 Patch provided by Jan Srzednicki.
1663 TF/05 Leading white space used to be stripped from $spam_report which
1664 wrecked the formatting. Now it is preserved.
1666 TF/06 Save $spam_score, $spam_bar, and $spam_report in spool files, so
1667 that they are available at delivery time.
1669 TF/07 Fix the way ${extract is skipped in the untaken branch of a conditional.
1671 TF/08 TLS error reporting now respects the incoming_interface and
1672 incoming_port log selectors.
1674 TF/09 Produce a more useful error message if an SMTP transport's hosts
1675 setting expands to an empty string.
1677 NM/06 Bugzilla 744: EXPN did not work under TLS.
1678 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
1680 NM/07 Bugzilla 769: Extraneous comma in usage fprintf
1681 Patch provided by Richard Godbee.
1683 NM/08 Fixed erroneous documentation references to smtp_notquit_acl to be
1684 acl_smtp_notquit, added index entry.
1686 NM/09 Bugzilla 787: Potential buffer overflow in string_format.
1687 Patch provided by Eugene Bujak.
1689 NM/10 Bugzilla 770: Problem on some platforms modifying the len parameter to
1690 accept(). Patch provided by Maxim Dounin.
1692 NM/11 Bugzilla 749: Preserve old behaviour of blanks comparing equal to zero.
1693 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
1695 NM/12 Bugzilla 497: Correct behaviour of exiwhat when no config exists.
1697 NM/13 Bugzilla 590: Correct handling of Resent-Date headers.
1698 Patch provided by Brad "anomie" Jorsch.
1700 NM/14 Bugzilla 622: Added timeout setting to transport filter.
1701 Patch provided by Dean Brooks.
1703 TK/05 Add native DKIM support (does not depend on external libraries).
1705 NM/15 Bugzilla 854: Removed code that symlinks to pcre as its no longer useful.
1706 Patch provided by Graeme Fowler.
1708 NM/16 Bugzilla 851: Documentation example syntax fix.
1710 NM/17 Changed NOTICE file to remove references to embedded PCRE.
1712 NM/18 Bugzilla 894: Fix issue with very long lines including comments in
1713 lsearch.
1715 NM/19 Bugzilla 745: TLS version reporting.
1716 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
1718 NM/20 Bugzilla 167: bool: condition support.
1719 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
1721 NM/21 Bugzilla 665: gnutls_compat_mode to allow compatibility with broken
1722 clients. Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
1724 NM/22 Bugzilla 607: prepend (not append) Resent-Message-ID and Resent-Date.
1725 Patch provided by Brad "anomie" Jorsch.
1727 NM/23 Bugzilla 687: Fix misparses in eximstats.
1728 Patch provided by Heiko Schlittermann.
1730 NM/24 Bugzilla 688: Fix exiwhat to handle log_selector = +pid.
1731 Patch provided by Heiko Schlittermann.
1733 NM/25 Bugzilla 727: Use transport mode as default mode for maildirsize file.
1734 plus update to original patch.
1736 NM/26 Bugzilla 799: Documentation correction for ratelimit.
1738 NM/27 Bugzilla 802: Improvements to local interface IP addr detection.
1739 Patch provided by David Brownlee.
1741 NM/28 Bugzilla 807: Improvements to LMTP delivery logging.
1743 NM/29 Bugzilla 862, 866, 875: Documentation bugfixes.
1745 NM/30 Bugzilla 888: TLS documentation bugfixes.
1747 NM/31 Bugzilla 896: Dovecot buffer overrun fix.
1749 NM/32 Bugzilla 889: Change all instances of "expr" in shell scripts to "expr --"
1750 Unlike the original bugzilla I have changed all shell scripts in src tree.
1752 NM/33 Bugzilla 898: Transport filter timeout fix.
1753 Patch by Todd Rinaldo.
1755 NM/34 Bugzilla 901: Fix sign/unsigned and UTF mismatches.
1756 Patch by Serge Demonchaux.
1758 NM/35 Bugzilla 39: Base64 decode bug fixes.
1759 Patch by Jakob Hirsch.
1761 NM/36 Bugzilla 909: Correct connect() call in dcc code.
1763 NM/37 Bugzilla 910: Correct issue with relaxed/simple handling.
1765 NM/38 Bugzilla 908: Removed NetBSD3 support as no longer needed.
1767 NM/39 Bugzilla 911: Fixed MakeLinks build script.
1770 Exim version 4.69
1771 -----------------
1773 TK/01 Add preliminary DKIM support. Currently requires a forked version of
1774 ALT-N's libdkim that I have put here:
1775 http://duncanthrax.net/exim-experimental/
1777 Note to Michael Haardt: I had to rename some vars in sieve.c. They
1778 were called 'true' and it seems that C99 defines that as a reserved
1779 keyword to be used with 'bool' variable types. That means you could
1780 not include C99-style headers which use bools without triggering
1781 build errors in sieve.c.
1783 NM/01 Bugzilla 592: --help option is handled incorrectly if exim is invoked
1784 as mailq or other aliases. Changed the --help handling significantly
1785 to do whats expected. exim_usage() emits usage/help information.
1787 SC/01 Added the -bylocaldomain option to eximstats.
1789 NM/02 Bugzilla 619: Defended against bad data coming back from gethostbyaddr.
1791 NM/03 Bugzilla 613: Documentation fix for acl_not_smtp.
1793 NM/04 Bugzilla 628: PCRE update to 7.4 (work done by John Hall).
1796 Exim version 4.68
1797 -----------------
1799 PH/01 Another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
1801 PH/02 When an IPv6 address is converted to a string for single-key lookup
1802 in an address list (e.g. for an item such as "net24-dbm;/net/works"),
1803 dots are used instead of colons so that keys in lsearch files need not
1804 contain colons. This was done some time before quoting was made available
1805 in lsearch files. However, iplsearch files do require colons in IPv6 keys
1806 (notated using the quote facility) so as to distinguish them from IPv4
1807 keys. This meant that lookups for IP addresses in host lists did not work
1808 for iplsearch lookups.
1810 This has been fixed by arranging for IPv6 addresses to be expressed with
1811 colons if the lookup type is iplsearch. This is not incompatible, because
1812 previously such lookups could never work.
1814 The situation is now rather anomolous, since one *can* have colons in
1815 ordinary lsearch keys. However, making the change in all cases is
1816 incompatible and would probably break a number of configurations.
1818 TK/01 Change PRVS address formatting scheme to reflect latests BATV draft
1819 version.
1821 MH/01 The "spam" ACL condition code contained a sscanf() call with a %s
1822 conversion specification without a maximum field width, thereby enabling
1823 a rogue spamd server to cause a buffer overflow. While nobody in their
1824 right mind would setup Exim to query an untrusted spamd server, an
1825 attacker that gains access to a server running spamd could potentially
1826 exploit this vulnerability to run arbitrary code as the Exim user.
1828 TK/02 Bugzilla 502: Apply patch to make the SPF-Received: header use
1829 $primary_hostname instead of what libspf2 thinks the hosts name is.
1831 MH/02 The dsearch lookup now uses lstat(2) instead of stat(2) to look for
1832 a directory entry by the name of the lookup key. Previously, if a
1833 symlink pointed to a non-existing file or a file in a directory that
1834 Exim lacked permissions to read, a lookup for a key matching that
1835 symlink would fail. Now it is enough that a matching directory entry
1836 exists, symlink or not. (Bugzilla 503.)
1838 PH/03 The body_linecount and body_zerocount variables are now exported in the
1839 local_scan API.
1841 PH/04 Added the $dnslist_matched variable.
1843 PH/05 Unset $tls_cipher and $tls_peerdn before making a connection as a client.
1844 This means they are set thereafter only if the connection becomes
1845 encrypted.
1847 PH/06 Added the client_condition to authenticators so that some can be skipped
1848 by clients under certain conditions.
1850 PH/07 The error message for a badly-placed control=no_multiline_responses left
1851 "_responses" off the end of the name.
1853 PH/08 Added -Mvc to output a copy of a message in RFC 2822 format.
1855 PH/09 Tidied the code for creating ratelimiting keys, creating them explicitly
1856 (without spaces) instead of just copying the configuration text.
1858 PH/10 Added the /noupdate option to the ratelimit ACL condition.
1860 PH/11 Added $max_received_linelength.
1862 PH/12 Added +ignore_defer and +include_defer to host lists.
1864 PH/13 Installed PCRE version 7.2. This needed some changes because of the new
1865 way in which PCRE > 7.0 is built.
1867 PH/14 Implemented queue_only_load_latch.
1869 PH/15 Removed an incorrect (int) cast when reading the value of SIZE in a
1870 MAIL command. The effect was to mangle the value on 64-bit systems.
1872 PH/16 Another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
1874 PH/17 Added the NOTQUIT ACL, based on a patch from Ted Cooper.
1876 PH/18 If a system quota error occurred while trying to create the file for
1877 a maildir delivery, the message "Mailbox is full" was not appended to the
1878 bounce if the delivery eventually timed out. Change 4.67/27 below applied
1879 only to a quota excession during the actual writing of the file.
1881 PH/19 It seems that peer DN values may contain newlines (and other non-printing
1882 characters?) which causes problems in log lines. The DN values are now
1883 passed through string_printing() before being added to log lines.
1885 PH/20 Added the "servers=" facility to MySQL and PostgreSQL lookups. (Oracle
1886 and InterBase are left for another time.)
1888 PH/21 Added message_body_newlines option.
1890 PH/22 Guard against possible overflow in moan_check_errorcopy().
1892 PH/23 POSIX allows open() to be a macro; guard against that.
1894 PH/24 If the recipient of an error message contained an @ in the local part
1895 (suitably quoted, of course), incorrect values were put in $domain and
1896 $local_part during the evaluation of errors_copy.
1899 Exim version 4.67
1900 -----------------
1902 MH/01 Fix for bug #448, segfault in Dovecot authenticator when interface_address
1903 is unset (happens when testing with -bh and -oMi isn't used). Thanks to
1904 Jan Srzednicki.
1906 PH/01 Added a new log selector smtp_no_mail, to log SMTP sessions that do not
1907 issue a MAIL command.
1909 PH/02 In an ACL statement such as
1911 deny dnslists = X!= : X=
1913 if a client was not listed at all, or was listed with a value other than
1914, in the X list, but was listed with in the Y list,
1915 the condition was not true (as it should be), so access was not denied.
1916 The bug was that the ! inversion was incorrectly passed on to the second
1917 item. This has been fixed.
1919 PH/03 Added additional dnslists conditions == and =& which are different from
1920 = and & when the dns lookup returns more than one IP address.
1922 PH/04 Added gnutls_require_{kx,mac,protocols} to give more control over the
1923 cipher suites used by GnuTLS. These options are ignored by OpenSSL.
1925 PH/05 After discussion on the list, added a compile time option ENABLE_DISABLE_
1926 FSYNC, which compiles an option called disable_fsync that allows for
1927 bypassing fsync(). The documentation is heavily laced with warnings.
1929 SC/01 Updated eximstats to collate all SpamAssassin rejects into one bucket.
1931 PH/06 Some tidies to the infrastructure of the Test Suite that is concerned
1932 with the auxiliary C programs that it uses: (1) Arrange for BIND_8_COMPAT
1933 to be defined when compiling on OSX (Darwin); (2) Tidies to the Makefile,
1934 including adding "make clean"; (3) Added -fPIC when compiling the test
1935 dynamically loaded module, to get rid of a warning.
1937 MH/02 Fix for bug #451, causing paniclog entries to be written if a bounce
1938 message fails, move_frozen_messages = true and ignore_bounce_errors_after
1939 = 0s. The bug is otherwise harmless.
1941 PH/07 There was a bug in the dovecot authenticator such that the value of
1942 $auth1 could be overwritten, and so not correctly preserved, after a
1943 successful authentication. This usually meant that the value preserved by
1944 the server_setid option was incorrect.
1946 PH/08 Added $smtp_count_at_connection_start, deliberately with a long name.
1948 PH/09 Installed PCRE release 7.0.
1950 PH/10 The acl_not_smtp_start ACL was, contrary to the documentation, not being
1951 run for batched SMTP input. It is now run at the start of every message
1952 in the batch. While fixing this I discovered that the process information
1953 (output by running exiwhat) was not always getting set for -bs and -bS
1954 input. This is fixed, and it now also says "batched" for BSMTP.
1956 PH/11 Added control=no_pipelining.
1958 PH/12 Added $sending_ip_address and $sending_port (mostly Magnus Holmgren's
1959 patch, slightly modified), and move the expansion of helo_data till after
1960 the connection is made in the smtp transport (so it can use these
1961 values).
1963 PH/13 Added ${rfc2047d: to decoded RFC 2047 strings.
1965 PH/14 Added log_selector = +pid.
1967 PH/15 Flush SMTP output before delaying, unless control=no_delay_flush is set.
1969 PH/16 Add ${if forany and ${if forall.
1971 PH/17 Added dsn_from option to vary the From: line in DSNs.
1973 PH/18 Flush SMTP output before performing a callout, unless control =
1974 no_callout_flush is set.
1976 PH/19 Change 4.64/PH/36 introduced a bug: when address_retry_include_sender
1977 was true (the default) a successful delivery failed to delete the retry
1978 item, thus causing premature timeout of the address. The bug is now
1979 fixed.
1981 PH/20 Added hosts_avoid_pipelining to the smtp transport.
1983 PH/21 Long custom messages for fakedefer and fakereject are now split up
1984 into multiline reponses in the same way that messages for "deny" and
1985 other ACL rejections are.
1987 PH/22 Applied Jori Hamalainen's speed-up changes and typo fixes to exigrep,
1988 with slight modification.
1990 PH/23 Applied sieve patches from the maintainer "tracking the latest notify
1991 draft, changing the syntax and factoring some duplicate code".
1993 PH/24 When the log selector "outgoing_port" was set, the port was shown as -1
1994 for deliveries of the second and subsequent messages over the same SMTP
1995 connection.
1997 PH/25 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch for ${addresses, ${map, ${filter, and
1998 ${reduce, with only minor "tidies".
2000 SC/02 Applied Daniel Tiefnig's patch to improve the '($parent) =' pattern match.
2002 PH/26 Added a "continue" ACL modifier that does nothing, for the benefit of its
2003 expansion side effects.
2005 PH/27 When a message times out after an over-quota error from an Exim-imposed
2006 quota, the bounce message says "mailbox is full". This message was not
2007 being given when it was a system quota that was exceeded. It now should
2008 be the same.
2010 MH/03 Made $recipients available in local_scan(). local_scan() already has
2011 better access to the recipient list through recipients_list[], but
2012 $recipients can be useful in postmaster-provided expansion strings.
2014 PH/28 The $smtp_command and $smtp_command_argument variables were not correct
2015 in the case of a MAIL command with additional options following the
2016 address, for example: MAIL FROM:<foo@bar> SIZE=1234. The option settings
2017 were accidentally chopped off.
2019 PH/29 SMTP synchronization checks are implemented when a command is read -
2020 there is a check that no more input is waiting when there shouldn't be
2021 any. However, for some commands, a delay in an ACL can mean that it is
2022 some time before the response is written. In this time, more input might
2023 arrive, invalidly. So now there are extra checks after an ACL has run for
2024 HELO/EHLO and after the predata ACL, and likewise for MAIL and RCPT when
2025 pipelining has not been advertised.
2027 PH/30 MH's patch to allow iscntrl() characters to be list separators.
2029 PH/31 Unlike :fail:, a custom message specified with :defer: was not being
2030 returned in the SMTP response when smtp_return_error_details was false.
2031 This has been fixed.
2033 PH/32 Change the Dovecot authenticator to use read() and write() on the socket
2034 instead of the C I/O that was originally supplied, because problems were
2035 reported on Solaris.
2037 PH/33 Compile failed with OpenSSL 0.9.8e. This was due to a coding error in
2038 Exim which did not show up earlier: it was assuming that a call to
2039 SSL_CTX_set_info_callback() might give an error value. In fact, there is
2040 no error. In previous releases of OpenSSL, SSL_CTX_set_info_callback()
2041 was a macro that became an assignment, so it seemed to work. This has
2042 changed to a proper function call with a void return, hence the compile
2043 error. Exim's code has been fixed.
2045 PH/34 Change HDA_SIZE in oracle.c from 256 to 512. This is needed for 64-bit
2046 cpus.
2048 PH/35 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which fixes a bug in "notify".
2050 PH/36 Applied John Jetmore's patch to add -v functionality to exigrep.
2052 PH/37 If a message is not accepted after it has had an id assigned (e.g.
2053 because it turns out to be too big or there is a timeout) there is no
2054 "Completed" line in the log. When some messages of this type were
2055 selected by exigrep, they were listed as "not completed". Others were
2056 picked up by some special patterns. I have improved the selection
2057 criteria to be more general.
2059 PH/38 The host_find_failed option in the manualroute router can now be set
2060 to "ignore", to completely ignore a host whose IP address cannot be
2061 found. If all hosts are ignored, the behaviour is controlled by the new
2062 host_all_ignored option.
2064 PH/39 In a list of hosts for manualroute, if one item (either because of multi-
2065 homing or because of multiple MX records with /mx) generated more than
2066 one IP address, and the following item turned out to be the local host,
2067 all the secondary addresses of the first item were incorrectly removed
2068 from the list, along with the local host and any following hosts (which
2069 is what is supposed to happen).
2071 PH/40 When Exim receives a message, it writes the login name, uid, and gid of
2072 whoever called Exim into the -H file. In the case of the daemon it was
2073 behaving confusingly. When first started, it used values for whoever
2074 started the daemon, but after a SIGHUP it used the Exim user (because it
2075 calls itself on a restart). I have changed the code so that it now always
2076 uses the Exim user.
2078 PH/41 (Following a suggestion from Tony Finch) If all the RCPT commands in a
2079 message are rejected with the same error (e.g. no authentication or bad
2080 sender address), and a DATA command is nevertheless sent (as can happen
2081 with PIPELINING or a stupid MUA), the error message that was given to the
2082 RCPT commands is included in the rejection of the DATA command. This is
2083 intended to be helpful for MUAs that show only the final error to their
2084 users.
2086 PH/42 Another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
2088 SC/02 Eximstats - Differentiate between permanent and temporary rejects.
2089 Eximstats - Fixed some broken HTML links and added missing column headers
2090 (Jez Hancock).
2091 Eximstats - Fixed Grand Total Summary Domains, Edomains, and Email
2092 columns for Rejects, Temp Rejects, Ham, and Spam rows.
2094 SC/03 Eximstats - V1.58 Fix to get <> and blackhole to show in edomain tables.
2096 PH/43 Yet another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
2098 PH/44 I found a way to check for a TCP/IP connection going away before sending
2099 the response to the final '.' that terminates a message, but only in the
2100 case where the client has not sent further data following the '.'
2101 (unfortunately, this is allowed). However, in many cases there won't be
2102 any further data because there won't be any more messages to send. A call
2103 to select() can be used: if it shows that the input is "ready", there is
2104 either input waiting, or the socket has been closed. An attempt to read
2105 the next input character can distinguish the two cases. Previously, Exim
2106 would have sent an OK response which the client would never have see.
2107 This could lead to message repetition. This fix should cure that, at
2108 least in a lot of common cases.
2110 PH/45 Do not advertise STARTTLS in response to HELP unless it would be
2111 advertised in response to EHLO.
2114 Exim version 4.66
2115 -----------------
2117 PH/01 Two more bugs that were introduced by 4.64/PH/07, in addition to the one
2118 fixed by 4.65/MH/01 (is this a record?) are fixed:
2120 (i) An empty string was always treated as zero by the numeric comparison
2121 operators. This behaviour has been restored.
2123 (ii) It is documented that the numeric comparison operators always treat
2124 their arguments as decimal numbers. This was broken in that numbers
2125 starting with 0 were being interpreted as octal.
2127 While fixing these problems I realized that there was another issue that
2128 hadn't been noticed. Values of message_size_limit (both the global option
2129 and the transport option) were treated as octal if they started with 0.
2130 The documentation was vague. These values are now always treated as
2131 decimal, and I will make that clear in the documentation.
2134 Exim version 4.65
2135 -----------------
2137 TK/01 Disable default definition of HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE. Clashes with
2138 Linux large file support (_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64) on older glibc
2139 versions. (#438)
2141 MH/01 Don't check that the operands of numeric comparison operators are
2142 integers when their expansion is in "skipping" mode (fixes bug
2143 introduced by 4.64-PH/07).
2145 PH/01 If a system filter or a router generates more than SHRT_MAX (32767)
2146 child addresses, Exim now panics and dies. Previously, because the count
2147 is held in a short int, deliveries were likely to be lost. As such a
2148 large number of recipients for a single message is ridiculous
2149 (performance will be very, very poor), I have chosen to impose a limit
2150 rather than extend the field.
2153 Exim version 4.64
2154 -----------------
2156 TK/01 Bugzilla #401. Fix DK spooling code so that it can overwrite a
2157 leftover -K file (the existence of which was triggered by #402).
2158 While we were at it, introduced process PID as part of the -K
2159 filename. This should rule out race conditions when creating
2160 these files.
2162 TK/02 Bugzilla #402. Apply patch from Simon Arlott, speeding up DK signing
2163 processing considerably. Previous code took too long for large mails,
2164 triggering a timeout which in turn triggers #401.
2166 TK/03 Introduced HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE to os.h-Linux. Currently only used
2167 in the DK code in transports.c. sendfile() is not really portable,
2168 hence the _LINUX specificness.
2170 TF/01 In the add_headers option to the mail command in an Exim filter,
2171 there was a bug that Exim would claim a syntax error in any
2172 header after the first one which had an odd number of characters
2173 in the field name.
2175 PH/01 If a server that rejects MAIL FROM:<> was the target of a sender
2176 callout verification, Exim cached a "reject" for the entire domain. This
2177 is correct for most verifications, but it is not correct for a recipient
2178 verification with use_sender or use_postmaster set, because in that case
2179 the callout does not use MAIL FROM:<>. Exim now distinguishes the special
2180 case of MAIL FROM:<> rejection from other early rejections (e.g.
2181 rejection of HELO). When verifying a recipient using a non-null MAIL
2182 address, the cache is ignored if it shows MAIL FROM:<> rejection.
2183 Whatever the result of the callout, the value of the domain cache is
2184 left unchanged (for any other kind of callout, getting as far as trying
2185 RCPT means that the domain itself is ok).
2187 PH/02 Tidied a number of unused variable and signed/unsigned warnings that
2188 gcc 4.1.1 threw up.
2190 PH/03 On Solaris, an unexpectedly close socket (dropped connection) can
2191 manifest itself as EPIPE rather than ECONNECT. When tidying away a
2192 session, the daemon ignores ECONNECT errors and logs others; it now
2193 ignores EPIPE as well.
2195 PH/04 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up mime.c
2196 (quoted-printable decoding).
2198 PH/05 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up spool_mbox.c, and
2199 later the small subsequent patch to fix an introduced bug.
2201 PH/06 Installed the latest Cygwin Makefile from the Cygwin maintainer.
2203 PH/07 There was no check for overflow in expansions such as ${if >{1}{4096M}}.
2205 PH/08 An error is now given if message_size_limit is specified negative.
2207 PH/09 Applied and tidied up Jakob Hirsch's patch for allowing ACL variables
2208 to be given (somewhat) arbitrary names.
2210 JJ/01 exipick 20060919.0, allow for arbitrary acl_ variables introduced
2211 in 4.64-PH/09.
2213 JJ/02 exipick 20060919.0, --show-vars args can now be regular expressions,
2214 miscellaneous code fixes
2216 PH/10 Added the log_reject_target ACL modifier to specify where to log
2217 rejections.
2219 PH/11 Callouts were setting the name used for EHLO/HELO from $smtp_active_
2220 hostname. This is wrong, because it relates to the incoming message (and
2221 probably the interface on which it is arriving) and not to the outgoing
2222 callout (which could be using a different interface). This has been
2223 changed to use the value of the helo_data option from the smtp transport
2224 instead - this is what is used when a message is actually being sent. If
2225 there is no remote transport (possible with a router that sets up host
2226 addresses), $smtp_active_hostname is used.
2228 PH/12 Installed Andrey Panin's patch to add a dovecot authenticator. Various
2229 tweaks were necessary in order to get it to work (see also 21 below):
2230 (a) The code assumed that strncpy() returns a negative number on buffer
2231 overflow, which isn't the case. Replaced with Exim's string_format()
2232 function.
2233 (b) There were several signed/unsigned issues. I just did the minimum
2234 hacking in of casts. There is scope for a larger refactoring.
2235 (c) The code used strcasecmp() which is not a standard C function.
2236 Replaced with Exim's strcmpic() function.
2237 (d) The code set only $1; it now sets $auth1 as well.
2238 (e) A simple test gave the error "authentication client didn't specify
2239 service in request". It would seem that Dovecot has changed its
2240 interface. Fortunately there's a specification; I followed it and
2241 changed what the client sends and it appears to be working now.
2243 PH/13 Added $message_headers_raw to provide the headers without RFC 2047
2244 decoding.
2246 PH/14 Corrected misleading output from -bv when -v was also used. Suppose the
2247 address A is aliased to B and C, where B exists and C does not. Without
2248 -v the output is "A verified" because verification stops after a
2249 successful redirection if more than one address is generated. However,
2250 with -v the child addresses are also verified. Exim was outputting "A
2251 failed to verify" and then showing the successful verification for C,
2252 with its parentage. It now outputs "B failed to verify", showing B's
2253 parentage before showing the successful verification of C.
2255 PH/15 Applied Michael Deutschmann's patch to allow DNS black list processing to
2256 look up a TXT record in a specific list after matching in a combined
2257 list.
2259 PH/16 It seems that the options setting for the resolver (RES_DEFNAMES and
2260 RES_DNSRCH) can affect the behaviour of gethostbyname() and friends when
2261 they consult the DNS. I had assumed they would set it the way they
2262 wanted; and indeed my experiments on Linux seem to show that in some
2263 cases they do (I could influence IPv6 lookups but not IPv4 lookups).
2264 To be on the safe side, however, I have now made the interface to
2265 host_find_byname() similar to host_find_bydns(), with an argument
2266 containing the DNS resolver options. The host_find_byname() function now
2267 sets these options at its start, just as host_find_bydns() does. The smtp
2268 transport options dns_qualify_single and dns_search_parents are passed to
2269 host_find_byname() when gethostbyname=TRUE in this transport. Other uses
2270 of host_find_byname() use the default settings of RES_DEFNAMES
2271 (qualify_single) but not RES_DNSRCH (search_parents).
2273 PH/17 Applied (a modified version of) Nico Erfurth's patch to make
2274 spool_read_header() do less string testing, by means of a preliminary
2275 switch on the second character of optional "-foo" lines. (This is
2276 overdue, caused by the large number of possibilities that now exist.
2277 Originally there were few.) While I was there, I also converted the
2278 str(n)cmp tests so they don't re-test the leading "-" and the first
2279 character, in the hope this might squeeze out yet more improvement.
2281 PH/18 Two problems with "group" syntax in header lines when verifying: (1) The
2282 flag allowing group syntax was set by the header_syntax check but not
2283 turned off, possible causing trouble later; (2) The flag was not being
2284 set at all for the header_verify test, causing "group"-style headers to
2285 be rejected. I have now set it in this case, and also caused header_
2286 verify to ignore an empty address taken from a group. While doing this, I
2287 came across some other cases where the code for allowing group syntax
2288 while scanning a header line wasn't quite right (mostly, not resetting
2289 the flag correctly in the right place). These bugs could have caused
2290 trouble for malformed header lines. I hope it is now all correct.
2292 PH/19 The functions {pwcheck,saslauthd}_verify_password() are always called
2293 with the "reply" argument non-NULL. The code, however (which originally
2294 came from elsewhere) had *some* tests for NULL when it wrote to *reply,
2295 but it didn't always do it. This confused somebody who was copying the
2296 code for some other use. I have removed all the tests.
2298 PH/20 It was discovered that the GnuTLS code had support for RSA_EXPORT, a
2299 feature that was used to support insecure browsers during the U.S. crypto
2300 embargo. It requires special client support, and Exim is probably the
2301 only MTA that supported it -- and would never use it because real RSA is
2302 always available. This code has been removed, because it had the bad
2303 effect of slowing Exim down by computing (never used) parameters for the
2304 RSA_EXPORT functionality.
2306 PH/21 On the advice of Timo Sirainen, added a check to the dovecot
2307 authenticator to fail if there's a tab character in the incoming data
2308 (there should never be unless someone is messing about, as it's supposed
2309 to be base64-encoded). Also added, on Timo's advice, the "secured" option
2310 if the connection is using TLS or if the remote IP is the same as the
2311 local IP, and the "valid-client-cert option" if a client certificate has
2312 been verified.
2314 PH/22 As suggested by Dennis Davis, added a server_condition option to *all*
2315 authenticators. This can be used for authorization after authentication
2316 succeeds. (In the case of plaintext, it servers for both authentication
2317 and authorization.)
2319 PH/23 Testing for tls_required and lost_connection in a retry rule didn't work
2320 if any retry times were supplied.
2322 PH/24 Exim crashed if verify=helo was activated during an incoming -bs
2323 connection, where there is no client IP address to check. In this
2324 situation, the verify now always succeeds.
2326 PH/25 Applied John Jetmore's -Mset patch.
2328 PH/26 Added -bem to be like -Mset, but loading a message from a file.
2330 PH/27 In a string expansion for a processed (not raw) header when multiple
2331 headers of the same name were present, leading whitespace was being
2332 removed from all of them, but trailing whitespace was being removed only
2333 from the last one. Now trailing whitespace is removed from each header
2334 before concatenation. Completely empty headers in a concatenation (as
2335 before) are ignored.
2337 PH/28 Fixed bug in backwards-compatibility feature of PH/09 (thanks to John
2338 Jetmore). It would have mis-read ACL variables from pre-4.61 spool files.
2340 PH/29 [Removed. This was a change that I later backed out, and forgot to
2341 correct the ChangeLog entry (that I had efficiently created) before
2342 committing the later change.]
2344 PH/30 Exim was sometimes attempting to deliver messages that had suffered
2345 address errors (4xx response to RCPT) over the same connection as other
2346 messages routed to the same hosts. Such deliveries are always "forced",
2347 so retry times are not inspected. This resulted in far too many retries
2348 for the affected addresses. The effect occurred only when there were more
2349 hosts than the hosts_max_try setting in the smtp transport when it had
2350 the 4xx errors. Those hosts that it had tried were not added to the list
2351 of hosts for which the message was waiting, so if all were tried, there
2352 was no problem. Two fixes have been applied:
2354 (i) If there are any address or message errors in an SMTP delivery, none
2355 of the hosts (tried or untried) are now added to the list of hosts
2356 for which the message is waiting, so the message should not be a
2357 candidate for sending over the same connection that was used for a
2358 successful delivery of some other message. This seems entirely
2359 reasonable: after all the message is NOT "waiting for some host".
2360 This is so "obvious" that I'm not sure why it wasn't done
2361 previously. Hope I haven't missed anything, but it can't do any
2362 harm, as the worst effect is to miss an optimization.
2364 (ii) If, despite (i), such a delivery is accidentally attempted, the
2365 routing retry time is respected, so at least it doesn't keep
2366 hammering the server.
2368 PH/31 Installed Andrew Findlay's patch to close the writing end of the socket
2369 in ${readsocket because some servers need this prod.
2371 PH/32 Added some extra debug output when updating a wait-xxx database.
2373 PH/33 The hint "could be header name not terminated by colon", which has been
2374 given for certain expansion errors for a long time, was not being given
2375 for the ${if def:h_colon_omitted{... case.
2377 PH/34 The spec says: "With one important exception, whenever a domain list is
2378 being scanned, $domain contains the subject domain." There was at least
2379 one case where this was not true.
2381 PH/35 The error "getsockname() failed: connection reset by peer" was being
2382 written to the panic log as well as the main log, but it isn't really
2383 panic-worthy as it just means the connection died rather early on. I have
2384 removed the panic log writing for the ECONNRESET error when getsockname()
2385 fails.
2387 PH/36 After a 4xx response to a RCPT error, that address was delayed (in queue
2388 runs only) independently of the message's sender address. This meant
2389 that, if the 4xx error was in fact related to the sender, a different
2390 message to the same recipient with a different sender could confuse
2391 things. In particualar, this can happen when sending to a greylisting
2392 server, but other circumstances could also provoke similar problems.
2393 I have changed the default so that the retry time for these errors is now
2394 based a combination of the sender and recipient addresses. This change
2395 can be overridden by setting address_retry_include_sender=false in the
2396 smtp transport.
2398 PH/37 For LMTP over TCP/IP (the smtp transport), error responses from the
2399 remote server are returned as part of bounce messages. This was not
2400 happening for LMTP over a pipe (the lmtp transport), but now it is the
2401 same for both kinds of LMTP.
2403 PH/38 Despite being documented as not happening, Exim was rewriting addresses
2404 in header lines that were in fact CNAMEs. This is no longer the case.
2406 PH/39 If -R or -S was given with -q<time>, the effect of -R or -S was ignored,
2407 and queue runs started by the daemon processed all messages. This has
2408 been fixed so that -R and -S can now usefully be given with -q<time>.
2410 PH/40 Import PCRE release 6.7 (fixes some bugs).
2412 PH/41 Add bitwise logical operations to eval (courtesy Brad Jorsch).
2414 PH/42 Give an error if -q is specified more than once.
2416 PH/43 Renamed the variables $interface_address and $interface_port as
2417 $received_ip_address and $received_port, to make it clear that these
2418 values apply to message reception, and not to the outgoing interface when
2419 a message is delivered. (The old names remain recognized, of course.)
2421 PH/44 There was no timeout on the connect() call when using a Unix domain
2422 socket in the ${readsocket expansion. There now is.
2424 PH/45 Applied a modified version of Brad Jorsch's patch to allow "message" to
2425 be meaningful with "accept".
2427 SC/01 Eximstats V1.43
2428 Bug fix for V1.42 with -h0 specified. Spotted by Chris Lear.
2430 SC/02 Eximstats V1.44
2431 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in the generated
2432 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
2434 SC/03 Eximstats V1.45 (Marco Gaiarin / Steve Campbell)
2435 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics.
2436 Don't display local sender or destination tables unless
2437 there is data to show.
2438 Added average volumes into the top table text output.
2440 SC/04 Eximstats V1.46
2441 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients)
2442 as well as the number of messages.
2444 SC/05 Eximstats V1.47
2445 Added 'Message too big' to the list of mail rejection
2446 reasons (thanks to Marco Gaiarin).
2448 SC/06 Eximstats V1.48
2449 Mainlog lines which have GMT offsets and are too short to
2450 have a flag are now skipped.
2452 SC/07 Eximstats V1.49 (Alain Williams)
2453 Added the -emptyok flag.
2455 SC/08 Eximstats V1.50
2456 Fixes for obtaining the IP address from reject messages.
2458 JJ/03 exipick.20061117.2, made header handling as similar to exim as possible
2459 (added [br]h_ prefixes, implemented RFC2047 decoding. Fixed
2460 whitesspace changes from 4.64-PH/27
2462 JJ/04 exipick.20061117.2, fixed format and added $message_headers_raw to
2463 match 4.64-PH/13
2465 JJ/05 exipick.20061117.2, bug fixes (error out sooner when invalid criteria
2466 are found, allow negative numbers in numeric criteria)
2468 JJ/06 exipick.20061117.2, added new $message_body_missing variable
2470 JJ/07 exipick.20061117.2, added $received_ip_address and $received_port
2471 to match changes made in 4.64-PH/43
2473 PH/46 Applied Jori Hamalainen's patch to add features to exiqsumm.
2475 PH/47 Put in an explicit test for a DNS lookup of an address record where the
2476 "domain" is actually an IP address, and force a failure. This locks out
2477 those revolvers/nameservers that support "A-for-A" lookups, in
2478 contravention of the specifications.
2480 PH/48 When a host name was looked up from an IP address, and the subsequent
2481 forward lookup of the name timed out, the host name was left in
2482 $sender_host_name, contrary to the specification.
2484 PH/49 Although default lookup types such as lsearch* or cdb*@ have always been
2485 restricted to single-key lookups, Exim was not diagnosing an error if
2486 * or *@ was used with a query-style lookup.
2488 PH/50 Increased the value of DH_BITS in tls-gnu.c from 768 to 1024.
2490 MH/01 local_scan ABI version incremented to 1.1. It should have been updated
2491 long ago, but noone interested enough thought of it. Let's just say that
2492 the "1.1" means that there are some new functions that weren't there at
2493 some point in the past.
2495 PH/51 Error processing for expansion failure of helo_data from an smtp
2496 transport during callout processing was broken.
2498 PH/52 Applied John Jetmore's patch to allow tls-on-connect and STARTTLS to be
2499 tested/used via the -bh/-bhc/-bs options.
2501 PH/53 Added missing "#include <time.h>" to pcre/pcretest.c (this was a PCRE
2502 bug, fixed in subsequent PCRE releases).
2504 PH/54 Applied Robert Bannocks' patch to avoid a problem with references that
2505 arises when using the Solaris LDAP libraries (but not with OpenLDAP).
2507 PH/55 Check for a ridiculously long file name in exim_dbmbuild.
2510 Exim version 4.63
2511 -----------------
2513 SC/01 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in eximstats generated
2514 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
2516 SC/02 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics in eximstats.
2517 Don't display local sender or destination tables in eximstats unless
2518 there is data to show.
2519 Added average volumes into the eximstats top table text output.
2521 SC/03 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients) as well
2522 as the number of messages in eximstats.
2524 TF/01 Correct an error in the documentation for the redirect router. Exim
2525 does (usually) call initgroups() when daemonizing.
2527 TF/02 Call initgroups() when dropping privilege in exim.c, so that Exim runs
2528 with consistent privilege compared to when running as a daemon.
2530 TF/03 Note in the spec that $authenticated_id is not set for local
2531 submissions from trusted users.
2533 TF/04 The ratelimit per_rcpt option now works correctly in acl_not_smtp.
2534 Thanks to Dean Brooks <dean@iglou.com> for the patch.
2536 TF/05 Make it easier to get SMTP authentication and TLS/SSL support working
2537 by adding some example configuration directives to the default
2538 configuration file. A little bit of work is required to uncomment the
2539 directives and define how usernames and passwords are checked, but
2540 there is now a framework to start from.
2542 PH/01 Added #define LDAP_DEPRECATED 1 to ldap.c because some of the "old"
2543 functions that Exim currently uses aren't defined in ldap.h for OpenLDAP
2544 without this. I don't know how relevant this is to other LDAP libraries.
2546 PH/02 Add the verb name to the "unknown ACL verb" error.
2548 PH/03 Magnus Holmgren's patch for filter_prepend_home.
2550 PH/03 Fixed Bugzilla #101: macro definition between ACLs doesn't work.
2552 PH/04 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch to fix Bugzilla #98: transport's home
2553 directory not expanded when it should be if an expanded home directory
2554 was set for the address (which is overridden by the transport).
2556 PH/05 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch to fix Bugzilla #99: a problem with
2557 libradius.
2559 PH/06 Added acl_not_smtp_start, based on Johannes Berg's patch, and set the
2560 bit to forbid control=suppress_local_fixups in the acl_not_smtp ACL,
2561 because it is too late at that time, and has no effect.
2563 PH/07 Changed ${quote_pgsql to quote ' as '' instead of \' because of a
2564 security issue with \' (bugzilla #107). I could not use the
2565 PQescapeStringConn() function, because it needs a PGconn value as one of
2566 its arguments.
2568 PH/08 When testing addresses using -bt, indicate those final addresses that
2569 are duplicates that would not cause an additional delivery. At least one
2570 person was confused, thinking that -bt output corresponded to deliveries.
2571 (Suppressing duplicates isn't a good idea as you lose the information
2572 about possibly different redirections that led to the duplicates.)
2574 PH/09 Applied patch from Erik to use select() instead of poll() in spam.c on
2575 systems where poll() doesn't work, in particular OS X.
2577 PH/10 Added more information to debugging output for retry time not reached.
2579 PH/11 Applied patch from Arkadiusz Miskiewicz to apply a timeout to read
2580 operations in malware.c.
2582 PH/12 Applied patch from Magnus Holmgren to include the "h" tag in Domain Keys
2583 signatures.
2585 PH/13 If write_rejectlog was set false when logging was sent to syslog with
2586 syslog_duplication set false, log lines that would normally be written
2587 both the the main log and to the reject log were not written to syslog at
2588 all.
2590 PH/14 In the default configuration, change the use of "message" in ACL warn
2591 statements to "add_header".
2593 PH/15 Diagnose a filter syntax error for "seen", "unseen", or "noerror" if not
2594 not followed by a command (e.g. "seen endif").
2596 PH/16 Recognize SMTP codes at the start of "message" in ACLs and after :fail:
2597 and :defer: in a redirect router. Add forbid_smtp_code to suppress the
2598 latter.
2600 PH/17 Added extra conditions to the default value of delay_warning_condition
2601 so that it is now:
2603 ${if or { \
2604 { !eq{$h_list-id:$h_list-post:$h_list-subscribe:}{} } \
2605 { match{$h_precedence:}{(?i)bulk|list|junk} } \
2606 { match{$h_auto-submitted:}{(?i)auto-generated|auto-replied} } \
2607 }{no}{yes}}
2609 The Auto-Submitted: and various List- headers are standardised, whereas I
2610 don't think Precedence: ever was.
2612 PH/18 Refactored debugging code in route_finduser() to show more information,
2613 in particular, the error code if getpwnam() issues one.
2615 PH/19 Added PQsetClientEncoding(conn, "SQL_ASCII") to the pgsql code module.
2616 This is apparently needed in addition to the PH/07 change above to avoid
2617 any possible encoding problems.
2619 PH/20 Perl can change the locale. Exim was resetting it after a ${perl call,
2620 but not after initializing Perl.
2622 PH/21 Added a call to PQsetNoticeProcessor() to catch pgsql "notices" and
2623 output them only if debugging. By default they are written stderr,
2624 apparently, which is not desirable.
2626 PH/22 Added Alain Williams' LDAP patch to support setting REFERRALS=off on
2627 queries.
2629 JJ/01 exipick: added --reverse (and -R synonym), --random, --size, --sort and
2630 --not options
2632 JJ/02 exipick: rewrote --help documentation to hopefully make more clear.
2634 PH/23 Made -oMaa and -oMt work with -bh and -bs to pretend the connection is
2635 authenticated or an ident call has been made. Suppress the default
2636 values for $authenticated_id and $authenticated_sender (but permit -oMai
2637 and -oMas) when testing with -bh.
2639 PH/24 Re-jigged the order of the tests in the default configuration so that the
2640 tests for valid domains and recipients precede the DNS black list and CSA
2641 tests, on the grounds that those ones are more expensive.
2643 PH/25 Exim was not testing for a space following SMTP commands such as EHLO
2644 that require one. Thus, EHLORHUBARB was interpreted as a valid command.
2645 This bug exists in every version of Exim that I still have, right back to
2646 0.12.
2648 PH/26 (n)wildlsearch lookups are documented as being done case-insensitively.
2649 However, an attempt to turn on case-sensitivity in a regex key by
2650 including (?-i) didn't work because the subject string was already
2651 lowercased, and the effects were non-intuitive. It turns out that a
2652 one-line patch can be used to allow (?-i) to work as expected.
2655 Exim version 4.62
2656 -----------------
2658 TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
2659 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
2661 PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
2662 patch).
2664 PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
2665 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
2666 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
2667 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
2668 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
2669 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
2670 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
2671 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
2672 451 error is used.
2674 PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
2676 PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
2677 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
2678 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
2680 PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
2681 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
2682 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
2683 odd errors.
2685 PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
2686 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
2688 PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
2689 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
2690 option (which defaults to 0600).
2692 PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
2694 PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
2695 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
2696 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
2697 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
2698 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
2699 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
2700 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
2702 PH/10 Added the maildirfolder_create_regex option to appendfile.
2705 Exim version 4.61
2706 -----------------
2708 PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
2709 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
2710 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
2711 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
2712 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
2713 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
2714 addresses as local.
2716 PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
2717 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
2719 PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
2721 PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
2722 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
2723 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
2724 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
2725 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
2726 grumble.
2728 PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
2729 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
2731 PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
2732 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
2733 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
2734 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
2735 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
2737 PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
2738 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
2739 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
2740 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
2742 PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
2743 be the same on different OS.
2745 PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
2746 testing.
2748 JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
2749 whether --show-vars was specified or not
2751 JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
2752 in 4.61-PH/06
2754 PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
2755 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
2756 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
2757 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
2758 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
2759 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
2760 bounce message.
2762 PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
2763 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
2764 when Exim was called.
2766 PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
2767 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
2769 PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
2770 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
2771 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
2772 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
2774 PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
2775 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
2776 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
2777 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
2778 changes:
2780 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
2781 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
2782 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
2784 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
2785 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
2786 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
2788 PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
2789 feature).
2791 PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
2792 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
2793 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
2794 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
2795 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
2796 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
2797 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
2798 values from the SRV records were lost.
2800 PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
2801 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
2802 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
2804 PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
2805 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
2806 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
2808 PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
2809 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
2810 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
2811 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
2812 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
2813 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
2814 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
2815 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
2816 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
2817 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
2819 PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
2820 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
2821 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
2823 PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
2824 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
2826 PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
2827 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
2828 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
2829 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
2830 is given.
2832 PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
2833 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
2834 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
2836 PH/24 An host item such as was being treated as the IP address
2837 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
2838 PH/23 above applies.
2840 PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
2841 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
2842 (for which there is an explicit test).
2844 PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
2846 PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
2847 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
2848 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
2849 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
2850 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
2852 PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
2853 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
2854 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
2855 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
2857 PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
2858 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
2859 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
2861 PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
2863 PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
2865 PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
2866 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
2867 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
2869 PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
2870 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
2871 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
2872 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
2873 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
2875 PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
2876 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
2877 the message gets confusing).
2879 PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
2880 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
2881 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
2882 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
2884 PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
2885 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
2886 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
2887 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
2888 same order.
2890 PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
2891 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
2892 the different processes.
2894 PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
2896 PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
2898 JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
2899 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
2901 JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
2902 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
2904 JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
2905 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
2906 messages matching specified criteria.
2908 PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
2910 PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
2911 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
2913 PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
2914 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
2915 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
2916 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
2917 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
2918 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
2919 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
2920 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
2921 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
2922 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
2924 PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
2925 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
2926 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
2928 PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
2930 PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
2931 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
2932 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
2933 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
2934 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
2935 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
2936 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
2937 the variable.
2939 PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
2940 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
2942 PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
2944 PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
2946 PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
2948 PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
2949 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
2950 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
2951 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
2952 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
2953 size of the count of files.
2955 PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
2957 PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
2958 used in LMTP mode:
2960 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
2961 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
2962 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
2963 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
2965 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
2966 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
2967 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
2969 PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
2970 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
2971 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
2972 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
2973 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
2975 PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
2976 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
2978 PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
2979 will now be deprecated.
2981 PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
2983 JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
2984 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
2985 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
2987 JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
2988 with very large, slow to parse queues
2990 JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
2992 JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
2994 PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
2995 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
2996 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
2997 SMTP output lines.
2999 PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
3000 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
3001 Sieve code now uses this.
3003 PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
3004 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
3006 PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
3007 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
3009 PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
3011 PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
3012 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
3013 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
3014 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
3015 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
3017 PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
3018 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
3019 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
3020 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
3022 PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
3024 PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
3026 PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
3027 is preferred over IPv4.
3029 PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
3030 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
3031 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
3032 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
3033 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
3034 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
3035 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
3037 PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
3038 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
3039 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
3041 PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
3043 PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
3044 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
3045 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
3046 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
3047 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
3048 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
3049 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
3050 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
3051 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
3052 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
3053 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
3055 PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
3056 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
3057 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
3060 Exim version 4.60
3061 -----------------
3063 PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
3065 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
3066 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
3068 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
3069 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
3070 statements are most likely to be submissions.
3072 PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
3074 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
3075 not a single digit.
3077 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
3078 string.
3080 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
3081 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
3082 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
3083 silly things.
3085 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
3086 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
3088 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
3089 inside the third argument.
3091 PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
3092 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
3093 "/bin:/usr/bin".
3096 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
3098 PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
3099 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
3101 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
3103 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
3104 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
3105 this:
3107 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
3109 PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
3110 command, (for example, EHLO []) and the client's IP address was
3111 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
3112 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
3113 identical. For example:
3115 Received: from [] (helo=[])
3117 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
3118 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
3119 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
3121 PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
3122 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
3123 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
3124 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
3126 PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
3127 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
3128 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
3129 message.
3131 PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
3133 o fixes some comments
3134 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
3135 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
3136 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
3137 and documents the missing references header update
3139 and most important:
3141 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
3142 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
3143 result)
3145 PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
3146 Electronic Mail") by including:
3148 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
3150 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
3151 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
3152 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
3153 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
3154 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
3156 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
3158 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
3160 The auto-replied keyword:
3162 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
3163 message by an automatic process,
3165 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
3167 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
3168 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
3170 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
3171 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
3172 other messages.
3174 PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
3175 to the default Received: header definition.
3177 PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
3179 PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
3180 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
3181 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
3183 PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
3184 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
3185 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
3187 PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
3188 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
3189 and treats the condition as false.
3191 PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
3193 PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
3194 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
3195 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
3196 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
3197 not changing the active code.
3199 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
3200 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
3202 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
3203 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
3205 PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
3206 (Bugzilla #53).
3208 PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
3209 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
3210 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
3211 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
3212 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
3213 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
3214 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
3215 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
3216 the text comparison.
3218 PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
3219 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
3220 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
3221 The same fix has been applied.
3224 Exim version 4.54
3225 -----------------
3227 PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
3228 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
3229 It now does.
3231 PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
3232 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
3234 PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
3236 PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
3237 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
3238 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
3239 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
3240 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
3242 TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
3243 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
3244 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
3245 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
3246 or /domain=).
3248 PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
3249 testing suite.
3253 Exim version 4.53
3254 -----------------
3256 TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
3257 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
3259 PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
3261 PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
3263 PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
3264 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
3265 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
3267 PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
3268 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
3269 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
3271 PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
3272 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
3273 operating systems.
3275 PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
3276 ${stat: expansion item.
3278 PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
3279 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
3281 PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
3282 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
3283 file for comments.
3285 PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
3287 PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
3288 setting.
3290 PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
3291 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
3293 TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
3295 PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
3296 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
3297 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
3298 the end of the subprocess.
3300 PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
3301 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
3302 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
3303 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
3304 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
3306 JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
3308 TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
3310 PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
3311 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
3313 PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
3315 PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
3317 PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
3318 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
3319 HP-UX compiler.
3321 PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
3323 PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
3324 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
3325 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
3327 PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
3328 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
3330 PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
3331 host errors such as "Connection refused".
3333 PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
3334 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
3336 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
3337 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
3339 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
3340 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
3341 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
3342 contributed by a Radius user.
3344 PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
3345 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
3347 TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
3348 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
3350 PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
3351 available.
3353 PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
3354 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
3355 received.
3357 PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
3358 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
3359 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
3360 header lines when this was not necessary.
3362 PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
3364 PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
3365 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
3366 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
3367 exists".
3369 PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
3370 -bV or -d is used.
3372 PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
3373 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
3374 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
3375 return code was incorrect.
3377 PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
3379 PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
3381 TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
3383 PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
3385 PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
3386 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
3387 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
3388 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
3389 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
3390 settings.
3392 PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
3394 PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
3395 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
3396 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
3397 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
3398 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
3399 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
3400 which is clearly wrong.
3402 PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
3404 PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
3405 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
3406 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
3407 subsequently added.
3409 PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
3410 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
3412 PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
3414 PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
3415 the "build-* directories that it finds.
3417 PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
3418 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
3420 PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
3421 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
3423 PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
3424 recipients, not senders.
3426 TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
3427 the ratelimit ACL was added.
3429 PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
3431 PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
3433 PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
3434 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
3435 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
3436 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
3438 TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
3440 TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
3441 clock is set back in time.
3443 TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
3444 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
3446 TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
3447 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
3449 PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
3450 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
3451 (see PH/47 above).
3453 TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
3454 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
3455 header rewrites.
3457 PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
3458 type ("H").
3460 PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
3462 TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
3463 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
3464 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
3466 TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
3467 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
3468 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
3469 helo verification defer as a failure.
3471 PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
3472 actual error message.
3475 Exim version 4.52
3476 -----------------
3478 TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
3480 PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
3481 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
3482 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
3483 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
3485 TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
3487 PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
3488 can still be requested.
3490 PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
3491 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
3492 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
3493 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
3495 TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
3496 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
3497 circumstances, but probably never did.
3499 PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
3500 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
3501 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
3502 in the header line.
3504 TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
3506 TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
3507 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
3509 TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
3511 TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
3513 PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
3514 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
3515 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
3516 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
3517 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
3518 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
3520 PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
3521 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
3522 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
3523 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
3524 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
3525 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
3527 TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
3528 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
3530 PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
3531 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
3533 SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
3534 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
3536 SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
3538 SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
3540 SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
3542 SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
3544 SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
3546 SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
3548 TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
3550 TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
3551 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
3552 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
3554 TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
3555 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
3556 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
3557 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
3559 PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
3560 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
3561 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
3563 PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
3564 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
3565 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
3566 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
3568 PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
3569 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
3570 to be made).
3572 PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
3573 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
3574 should work with maildirs and everything.
3576 TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
3577 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
3579 TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
3580 <jgh@wizmail.org>
3582 PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
3583 function for BDB 4.3.
3585 PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
3587 PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
3588 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
3589 involved.
3591 PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
3592 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
3593 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
3594 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
3595 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
3596 formatting function string_vformat().
3598 PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
3599 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
3600 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
3601 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
3602 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
3603 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
3604 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
3605 falls back to the previous guessing code."
3607 TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
3608 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
3609 details.
3611 PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
3612 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
3614 PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
3615 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
3616 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
3617 test. It is now used for both.
3619 PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
3620 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
3621 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
3622 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
3623 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
3624 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
3626 PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
3627 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
3628 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
3629 string_vformat().
3631 PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
3632 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
3633 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
3635 PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
3636 experimental DomainKeys support:
3638 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
3639 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
3640 the control was given.
3642 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
3644 PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
3646 PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
3648 PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
3649 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
3650 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
3651 db.h files).
3653 PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
3654 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
3655 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
3656 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
3657 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
3658 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
3659 course.
3661 PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
3662 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
3663 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
3664 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
3665 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
3666 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
3668 PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
3669 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
3670 do -d+all out of habit.
3672 PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
3673 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
3674 x86_64 Fedora Core.
3676 PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
3677 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
3678 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
3679 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
3680 record types that Exim uses.
3682 PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
3683 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
3684 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
3685 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
3686 non-existent file that was broken.
3688 TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
3689 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
3691 TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
3692 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
3693 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
3695 TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
3697 PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
3698 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
3699 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
3700 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
3701 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
3702 same time.
3704 SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
3705 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
3706 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
3707 at a slight CPU cost.
3709 SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
3710 as requested by Marc Sherman.
3712 SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
3713 by Marc Sherman.
3715 SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
3717 PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
3718 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
3721 Exim version 4.51
3722 -----------------
3724 TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
3725 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
3727 TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
3729 TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
3731 PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
3732 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
3734 PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
3735 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
3736 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
3737 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
3738 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
3739 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
3740 file.
3742 PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
3743 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
3744 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
3745 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
3746 these two options.
3748 PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
3749 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
3750 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
3751 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
3752 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
3753 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
3754 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
3755 address.
3757 PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
3758 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
3760 PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
3761 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
3762 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
3763 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
3764 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
3765 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
3767 PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
3768 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
3769 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
3770 SMTP commands that take arguments.
3772 PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
3773 Finch).
3775 PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
3776 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
3778 PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
3779 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
3780 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
3781 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
3782 message.
3784 PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
3786 PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
3787 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
3789 PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
3790 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
3791 to what was transported.)
3793 TF/01 Added $received_time.
3795 PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
3796 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
3797 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
3798 spamd_address settings.
3800 PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
3801 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
3802 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
3803 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
3804 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
3806 PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
3808 PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
3809 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
3810 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
3811 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
3812 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
3814 PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
3815 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
3817 PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
3818 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
3819 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
3820 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
3821 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
3822 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
3823 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
3824 for failure.
3826 PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
3827 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
3828 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
3829 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
3830 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
3831 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
3832 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
3833 "input=".
3835 PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
3837 PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
3838 driver and ACL definitions.
3840 PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
3841 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
3843 PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
3844 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
3845 understands it better than I do:
3847 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
3848 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
3850 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
3851 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
3852 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
3853 => three warnings about OTP not working
3854 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
3856 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
3857 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
3858 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
3859 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
3860 for each call.)
3861 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
3862 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
3864 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
3865 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
3866 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
3868 PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
3869 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
3870 specified.
3872 PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
3873 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
3874 "Linux".
3876 PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
3877 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
3878 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
3880 warn !verify = sender
3881 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
3883 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
3884 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
3886 PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
3888 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
3889 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
3891 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
3892 nomenclature these days.)
3894 PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
3895 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
3897 PH/30 In these circumstances:
3898 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
3899 . First host does not offer TLS;
3900 . First host accepts first address;
3901 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
3902 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
3903 . Second host accepts second address.
3904 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
3905 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
3906 address.
3908 PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
3909 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
3910 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
3911 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
3912 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
3914 PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
3915 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
3917 PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
3918 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
3920 PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
3921 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
3922 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
3924 PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
3925 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
3926 overlooked.
3928 PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
3930 PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
3931 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
3932 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
3933 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
3934 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
3935 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
3936 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
3938 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
3939 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
3940 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
3941 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
3942 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
3944 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
3945 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
3946 routed further.
3948 PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
3949 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
3950 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
3951 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
3952 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
3953 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
3955 PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
3957 PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
3958 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
3959 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
3960 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
3961 printable escape sequences.
3963 PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
3964 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
3965 body only.
3967 PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
3968 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
3969 are as follows:
3971 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
3972 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
3973 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
3974 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
3975 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
3977 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
3978 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
3979 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
3981 PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
3983 PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
3984 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
3985 play with."
3987 PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
3988 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
3989 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
3990 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
3991 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
3992 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
3993 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
3994 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
3995 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
3996 the log output.
3998 PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
3999 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
4000 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
4001 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
4002 "make".
4005 A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
4006 ----------------------------------------
4008 Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
4009 changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
4010 needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
4011 in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
4012 that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
4013 release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
4014 from 4.43.
4016 I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
4017 4.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
4018 those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
4019 historical information.
4022 Exim version 4.50
4023 -----------------
4025 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
4027 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
4028 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
4030 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
4031 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
4032 place.
4034 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
4035 filter fails to execute.
4037 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
4038 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
4039 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
4040 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
4041 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
4043 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
4045 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
4046 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
4047 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
4048 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
4050 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
4051 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
4052 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
4053 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
4054 control that does not make sense is encountered.
4056 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
4058 10. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
4060 11. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
4061 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
4062 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
4063 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
4065 12. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
4066 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
4067 sender verification.
4069 13. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
4070 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
4072 14. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
4074 15. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
4075 connection timeout.
4077 16. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
4078 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
4080 17. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
4081 the spool by the -Mrm option.
4083 18. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
4084 information about exactly what failed.
4086 19. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
4088 20. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
4089 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
4090 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
4092 21. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
4093 It is now set to "smtps".
4095 22. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
4096 ignore_target_hosts.
4098 23. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
4099 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
4100 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
4101 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
4102 "[x.x.x.x]".
4104 24. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
4105 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
4106 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
4108 25. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
4109 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
4110 wake it up if nothing else does.
4112 26. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
4113 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
4114 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
4115 end up negative.
4117 27. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
4118 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
4120 28. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
4122 29. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
4123 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
4124 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
4125 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
4126 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
4127 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
4128 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
4129 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
4131 30. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
4132 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
4133 than one IP address.
4135 31. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
4136 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
4137 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
4138 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
4140 32. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
4141 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
4142 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
4143 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
4144 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
4145 1024 to 2048 bytes.
4147 33. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
4148 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
4149 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
4150 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
4152 34. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
4153 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
4154 respected.
4156 35. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
4157 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
4158 $sender_host_address.