eximstats DATA reject detection regexps improved. Fixes: #1093
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1 Change log file for Exim from version 4.21
2 -------------------------------------------
4 Exim version 4.78
5 -----------------
7 PP/01 Handle short writes when writing local log-files.
8 In practice, only affects FreeBSD (8 onwards).
9 Bugzilla 1053, with thanks to Dmitry Isaikin.
11 NM/01 Bugzilla 949 - Documentation tweak
13 NM/02 Bugzilla 1093 - eximstats DATA reject detection regexps
14 improved.
19 Exim version 4.77
20 -----------------
22 PP/01 Solaris build fix for Oracle's LDAP libraries.
23 Bugzilla 1109, patch from Stephen Usher.
25 TF/01 HP/UX build fix: avoid arithmetic on a void pointer.
27 TK/01 DKIM Verification: Fix relaxed canon for empty headers w/o
28 whitespace trailer
30 TF/02 Fix a couple more cases where we did not log the error message
31 when unlink() failed. See also change 4.74-TF/03.
33 TF/03 Make the exiwhat support code safe for signals. Previously Exim might
34 lock up or crash if it happened to be inside a call to libc when it
35 got a SIGUSR1 from exiwhat.
37 The SIGUSR1 handler appends the current process status to the process
38 log which is later printed by exiwhat. It used to use the general
39 purpose logging code to do this, but several functions it calls are
40 not safe for signals.
42 The new output code in the SIGUSR1 handler is specific to the process
43 log, and simple enough that it's easy to inspect for signal safety.
44 Removing some special cases also simplifies the general logging code.
45 Removing the spurious timestamps from the process log simplifies
46 exiwhat.
48 TF/04 Improved ratelimit ACL condition.
50 The /noupdate option has been deprecated in favour of /readonly which
51 has clearer semantics. The /leaky, /strict, and /readonly update modes
52 are mutually exclusive. The update mode is no longer included in the
53 database key; it just determines when the database is updated. (This
54 means that when you upgrde Exim will forget old rate measurements.)
56 Exim now checks that the per_* options are used with an update mode that
57 makes sense for the current ACL. For example, when Exim is processing a
58 message (e.g. acl_smtp_rcpt or acl_smtp_data, etc.) you can specify
59 per_mail/leaky or per_mail/strict; otherwise (e.g. in acl_smtp_helo) you
60 must specify per_mail/readonly. If you omit the update mode it defaults to
61 /leaky where that makes sense (as before) or /readonly where required.
63 The /noupdate option is now undocumented but still supported for
64 backwards compatibility. It is equivalent to /readonly except that in
65 ACLs where /readonly is required you may specify /leaky/noupdate or
66 /strict/noupdate which are treated the same as /readonly.
68 A useful new feature is the /count= option. This is a generalization
69 of the per_byte option, so that you can measure the throughput of other
70 aggregate values. For example, the per_byte option is now equivalent
71 to per_mail/count=${if >{0}{$message_size} {0} {$message_size} }.
73 The per_rcpt option has been generalized using the /count= mechanism
74 (though it's more complicated than the per_byte equivalence). When it is
75 used in acl_smtp_rcpt, the per_rcpt option adds recipients to the
76 measured rate one at a time; if it is used later (e.g. in acl_smtp_data)
77 or in a non-SMTP ACL it adds all the recipients in one go. (The latter
78 /count=$recipients_count behaviour used to work only in non-SMTP ACLs.)
79 Note that using per_rcpt with a non-readonly update mode in more than
80 one ACL will cause the recipients to be double-counted. (The per_mail
81 and per_byte options don't have this problem.)
83 The handling of very low rates has changed slightly. If the computed rate
84 is less than the event's count (usually one) then this event is the first
85 after a long gap. In this case the rate is set to the same as this event's
86 count, so that the first message of a spam run is counted properly.
88 The major new feature is a mechanism for counting the rate of unique
89 events. The new per_addr option counts the number of different
90 recipients that someone has sent messages to in the last time period. It
91 behaves like per_rcpt if all the recipient addresses are different, but
92 duplicate recipient addresses do not increase the measured rate. Like
93 the /count= option this is a general mechanism, so the per_addr option
94 is equivalent to per_rcpt/unique=$local_part@$domain. You can, for
95 example, measure the rate that a client uses different sender addresses
96 with the options per_mail/unique=$sender_address. There are further
97 details in the main documentation.
99 TF/05 Removed obsolete $Cambridge$ CVS revision strings.
101 TF/06 Removed a few PCRE remnants.
103 TF/07 Automatically extract Exim's version number from tags in the git
104 repository when doing development or release builds.
106 PP/02 Raise smtp_cmd_buffer_size to 16kB.
107 Bugzilla 879. Patch from Paul Fisher.
109 PP/03 Implement SSL-on-connect outbound with protocol=smtps on smtp transport.
110 Heavily based on revision 40f9a89a from Simon Arlott's tree.
111 Bugzilla 97.
113 PP/04 Use .dylib instead of .so for dynamic library loading on MacOS.
115 PP/05 Variable $av_failed, true if the AV scanner deferred.
116 Bugzilla 1078. Patch from John Horne.
118 PP/06 Stop make process more reliably on build failure.
119 Bugzilla 1087. Patch from Heiko Schlittermann.
121 PP/07 Make maildir_use_size_file an _expandable_ boolean.
122 Bugzilla 1089. Patch from Heiko Schlittermann.
124 PP/08 Handle ${run} returning more data than OS pipe buffer size.
125 Bugzilla 1131. Patch from Holger WeiƟ.
127 PP/09 Handle IPv6 addresses with SPF.
128 Bugzilla 860. Patch from Wolfgang Breyha.
130 PP/10 GnuTLS: support TLS 1.2 & 1.1.
131 Bugzilla 1156.
132 Use gnutls_certificate_verify_peers2() [patch from Andreas Metzler].
133 Bugzilla 1095.
135 PP/11 match_* no longer expand right-hand-side by default.
136 New compile-time build option, EXPAND_LISTMATCH_RHS.
137 New expansion conditions, "inlist", "inlisti".
139 PP/12 fix uninitialised greeting string from PP/03 (smtps client support).
141 PP/13 shell and compiler warnings fixes for RC1-RC4 changes.
143 PP/14 fix log_write() format string regression from TF/03.
144 Bugzilla 1152. Patch from Dmitry Isaikin.
147 Exim version 4.76
148 -----------------
150 PP/01 The new ldap_require_cert option would segfault if used. Fixed.
152 PP/02 Harmonised TLS library version reporting; only show if debugging.
153 Layout now matches that introduced for other libraries in 4.74 PP/03.
155 PP/03 New openssl_options items: no_sslv2 no_sslv3 no_ticket no_tlsv1
157 PP/04 New "dns_use_edns0" global option.
159 PP/05 Don't segfault on misconfiguration of ref:name exim-user as uid.
160 Bugzilla 1098.
162 PP/06 Extra paranoia around buffer usage at the STARTTLS transition.
163 nb: Exim is not vulnerable to http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/555316
165 TK/01 Updated PolarSSL code to 0.14.2.
166 Bugzilla 1097. Patch from Andreas Metzler.
168 PP/07 Catch divide-by-zero in ${eval:...}.
169 Fixes bugzilla 1102.
171 PP/08 Condition negation of bool{}/bool_lax{} did not negate. Fixed.
172 Bugzilla 1104.
174 TK/02 Bugzilla 1106: CVE-2011-1764 - DKIM log line was subject to a
175 format-string attack -- SECURITY: remote arbitrary code execution.
177 TK/03 SECURITY - DKIM signature header parsing was double-expanded, second
178 time unintentionally subject to list matching rules, letting the header
179 cause arbitrary Exim lookups (of items which can occur in lists, *not*
180 arbitrary string expansion). This allowed for information disclosure.
182 PP/09 Fix another SIGFPE (x86) in ${eval:...} expansion, this time related to
183 INT_MIN/-1 -- value coerced to INT_MAX.
186 Exim version 4.75
187 -----------------
189 NM/01 Workround for PCRE version dependency in version reporting
190 Bugzilla 1073
192 TF/01 Update valgrind.h and memcheck.h to copies from valgrind-3.6.0.
193 This fixes portability to compilers other than gcc, notably
194 Solaris CC and HP-UX CC. Fixes Bugzilla 1050.
196 TF/02 Bugzilla 139: Avoid using the += operator in the modular lookup
197 makefiles for portability to HP-UX and POSIX correctness.
199 PP/01 Permit LOOKUP_foo enabling on the make command-line.
200 Also via indented variable definition in the Makefile.
201 (Debugging by Oliver Heesakkers).
203 PP/02 Restore caching of spamd results with expanded spamd_address.
204 Patch from author of expandable spamd_address patch, Wolfgang Breyha.
206 PP/03 Build issue: lookups-Makefile now exports LC_ALL=C
207 Improves build reliability. Fix from: Frank Elsner
209 NM/02 Fix wide character breakage in the rfc2047 coding
210 Fixes bug 1064. Patch from Andrey N. Oktyabrski
212 NM/03 Allow underscore in dnslist lookups
213 Fixes bug 1026. Patch from Graeme Fowler
215 PP/04 Bugzilla 230: Support TLS-enabled LDAP (in addition to ldaps).
216 Code patches from Adam Ciarcinski of NetBSD.
218 NM/04 Fixed exiqgrep to cope with mailq missing size issue
219 Fixes bug 943.
221 PP/05 Bugzilla 1083: when lookup expansion defers, escape the output which
222 is logged, to avoid truncation. Patch from John Horne.
224 PP/06 Bugzilla 1042: implement freeze_signal on pipe transports.
225 Patch from Jakob Hirsch.
227 PP/07 Bugzilla 1061: restrict error messages sent over SMTP to not reveal
228 SQL string expansion failure details.
229 Patch from Andrey Oktyabrski.
231 PP/08 Bugzilla 486: implement %M datestamping in log filenames.
232 Patch from Simon Arlott.
234 PP/09 New lookups functionality failed to compile on old gcc which rejects
235 extern declarations in function scope.
236 Patch from Oliver Fleischmann
238 PP/10 Use sig_atomic_t for flags set from signal handlers.
239 Check getgroups() return and improve debugging.
240 Fixed developed for diagnosis in bug 927 (which turned out to be
241 a kernel bug).
243 PP/11 Bugzilla 1055: Update $message_linecount for maildir_tag.
244 Patch from Mark Zealey.
246 PP/12 Bugzilla 1056: Improved spamd server selection.
247 Patch from Mark Zealey.
249 PP/13 Bugzilla 1086: Deal with maildir quota file races.
250 Based on patch from Heiko Schlittermann.
252 PP/14 Bugzilla 1019: DKIM multiple signature generation fix.
253 Patch from Uwe Doering, sign-off by Michael Haardt.
255 NM/05 Fix to spam.c to accommodate older gcc versions which dislike
256 variable declaration deep within a block. Bug and patch from
257 Dennis Davis.
259 PP/15 lookups-Makefile IRIX compatibilty coercion.
261 PP/16 Make DISABLE_DKIM build knob functional.
263 NM/06 Bugzilla 968: child_open_uid: restore default SIGPIPE handler
264 Patch by Simon Arlott
266 TF/03 Fix valgrind.h portability to C89 compilers that do not support
267 variable argument macros. Our copy now differs from upstream.
270 Exim version 4.74
271 -----------------
273 TF/01 Failure to get a lock on a hints database can have serious
274 consequences so log it to the panic log.
276 TF/02 Log LMTP confirmation messages in the same way as SMTP,
277 controlled using the smtp_confirmation log selector.
279 TF/03 Include the error message when we fail to unlink a spool file.
281 DW/01 Bugzilla 139: Support dynamically loaded lookups as modules.
282 With thanks to Steve Haslam, Johannes Berg & Serge Demonchaux
283 for maintaining out-of-tree patches for some time.
285 PP/01 Bugzilla 139: Documentation and portability issues.
286 Avoid GNU Makefile-isms, let Exim continue to build on BSD.
287 Handle per-OS dynamic-module compilation flags.
289 PP/02 Let /dev/null have normal permissions.
290 The 4.73 fixes were a little too stringent and complained about the
291 permissions on /dev/null. Exempt it from some checks.
292 Reported by Andreas M. Kirchwitz.
294 PP/03 Report version information for many libraries, including
295 Exim version information for dynamically loaded libraries. Created
296 version.h, now support a version extension string for distributors
297 who patch heavily. Dynamic module ABI change.
299 PP/04 CVE-2011-0017 - check return value of setuid/setgid. This is a
300 privilege escalation vulnerability whereby the Exim run-time user
301 can cause root to append content of the attacker's choosing to
302 arbitrary files.
304 PP/05 Bugzilla 1041: merged DCC maintainer's fixes for return code.
305 (Wolfgang Breyha)
307 PP/06 Bugzilla 1071: fix delivery logging with untrusted macros.
308 If dropping privileges for untrusted macros, we disabled normal logging
309 on the basis that it would fail; for the Exim run-time user, this is not
310 the case, and it resulted in successful deliveries going unlogged.
311 Fixed. Reported by Andreas Metzler.
314 Exim version 4.73
315 -----------------
317 PP/01 Date: & Message-Id: revert to normally being appended to a message,
318 only prepend for the Resent-* case. Fixes regression introduced in
319 Exim 4.70 by NM/22 for Bugzilla 607.
321 PP/02 Include check_rfc2047_length in configure.default because we're seeing
322 increasing numbers of administrators be bitten by this.
324 JJ/01 Added DISABLE_DKIM and comment to src/EDITME
326 PP/03 Bugzilla 994: added openssl_options main configuration option.
328 PP/04 Bugzilla 995: provide better SSL diagnostics on failed reads.
330 PP/05 Bugzilla 834: provide a permit_coredump option for pipe transports.
332 PP/06 Adjust NTLM authentication to handle SASL Initial Response.
334 PP/07 If TLS negotiated an anonymous cipher, we could end up with SSL but
335 without a peer certificate, leading to a segfault because of an
336 assumption that peers always have certificates. Be a little more
337 paranoid. Problem reported by Martin Tscholak.
339 PP/08 Bugzilla 926: switch ClamAV to use the new zINSTREAM API for content
340 filtering; old API available if built with WITH_OLD_CLAMAV_STREAM=yes
341 NB: ClamAV planning to remove STREAM in "middle of 2010".
342 CL also introduces -bmalware, various -d+acl logging additions and
343 more caution in buffer sizes.
345 PP/09 Implemented reverse_ip expansion operator.
347 PP/10 Bugzilla 937: provide a "debug" ACL control.
349 PP/11 Bugzilla 922: Documentation dusting, patch provided by John Horne.
351 PP/12 Bugzilla 973: Implement --version.
353 PP/13 Bugzilla 752: Refuse to build/run if Exim user is root/0.
355 PP/14 Build without WITH_CONTENT_SCAN. Path from Andreas Metzler.
357 PP/15 Bugzilla 816: support multiple condition rules on Routers.
359 PP/16 Add bool_lax{} expansion operator and use that for combining multiple
360 condition rules, instead of bool{}. Make both bool{} and bool_lax{}
361 ignore trailing whitespace.
363 JJ/02 prevent non-panic DKIM error from being sent to paniclog
365 JJ/03 added tcp_wrappers_daemon_name to allow host entries other than
366 "exim" to be used
368 PP/17 Fix malware regression for cmdline scanner introduced in PP/08.
369 Notification from Dr Andrew Aitchison.
371 PP/18 Change ClamAV response parsing to be more robust and to handle ClamAV's
372 ExtendedDetectionInfo response format.
373 Notification from John Horne.
375 PP/19 OpenSSL 1.0.0a compatibility const-ness change, should be backwards
376 compatible.
378 PP/20 Added a CONTRIBUTING file. Fixed the documentation build to use http:
379 XSL and documented dependency on system catalogs, with examples of how
380 it normally works.
382 DW/21 Added Valgrind hooks in store.c to help it capture out-of-bounds store
383 access.
385 DW/22 Bugzilla 1044: CVE-2010-4345 - partial fix: restrict default behaviour
386 of CONFIGURE_OWNER and CONFIGURE_GROUP options to no longer allow a
387 configuration file which is writeable by the Exim user or group.
389 DW/23 Bugzilla 1044: CVE-2010-4345 - part two: extend checks for writeability
390 of configuration files to cover files specified with the -C option if
391 they are going to be used with root privileges, not just the default
392 configuration file.
394 DW/24 Bugzilla 1044: CVE-2010-4345 - part three: remove ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY
395 option (effectively making it always true).
397 DW/25 Add TRUSTED_CONFIG_PREFIX_FILE option to allow alternative configuration
398 files to be used while preserving root privileges.
400 DW/26 Set FD_CLOEXEC on SMTP sockets after forking in the daemon, to ensure
401 that rogue child processes cannot use them.
403 PP/27 Bugzilla 1047: change the default for system_filter_user to be the Exim
404 run-time user, instead of root.
406 PP/28 Add WHITELIST_D_MACROS option to let some macros be overridden by the
407 Exim run-time user without dropping privileges.
409 DW/29 Remove use of va_copy() which breaks pre-C99 systems. Duplicate the
410 result string, instead of calling string_vformat() twice with the same
411 arguments.
414 for other users. Others should always drop root privileges if they use
415 -C on the command line, even for a whitelisted configure file.
419 NM/01 Fixed bug #1002 - Message loss when using multiple deliveries
422 Exim version 4.72
423 -----------------
425 JJ/01 installed exipick 20100104.1, adding $max_received_linelength,
426 $data_path, and $header_path variables; fixed documentation bugs and
427 typos
429 JJ/02 installed exipick 20100222.0, added --input-dir and --finput to allow
430 exipick to access non-standard spools, including the "frozen" queue
431 (Finput)
433 NM/01 Bugzilla 965: Support mysql stored procedures.
434 Patch from Alain Williams
436 NM/02 Bugzilla 961: Spacing fix (syntax error) on Makefile directives for NetBSD
438 NM/03 Bugzilla 955: Documentation fix for max_rcpts.
439 Patch from Andreas Metzler
441 NM/04 Bugzilla 954: Fix for unknown responses from Dovecot authenticator.
442 Patch from Kirill Miazine
444 NM/05 Bugzilla 671: Added umask to procmail example.
446 JJ/03 installed exipick 20100323.0, fixing doc bug
448 NM/06 Bugzilla 988: CVE-2010-2023 - prevent hardlink attack on sticky mail
449 directory. Notification and patch from Dan Rosenberg.
451 TK/01 PDKIM: Upgrade PolarSSL files to upstream version 0.12.1.
453 TK/02 Improve log output when DKIM signing operation fails.
455 MH/01 Treat the transport option dkim_domain as a colon separated
456 list, not as a single string, and sign the message with each element,
457 omitting multiple occurences of the same signer.
459 NM/07 Null terminate DKIM strings, Null initialise DKIM variable
460 Bugzilla 985, 986. Patch by Simon Arlott
462 NM/08 Bugzilla 967. dnsdb DNS TXT record bug fix (DKIM-related)
463 Patch by Simon Arlott
465 PP/01 Bugzilla 989: CVE-2010-2024 - work round race condition on
466 MBX locking. Notification from Dan Rosenberg.
469 Exim version 4.71
470 -----------------
472 TK/01 Bugzilla 912: Fix DKIM segfault on empty headers/body.
474 NM/01 Bugzilla 913: Documentation fix for gnutls_* options.
476 NM/02 Bugzilla 722: Documentation for randint. Better randomness defaults.
478 NM/03 Bugzilla 847: Enable DNSDB lookup by default.
480 NM/04 Bugzilla 915: Flag broken perl installation during build.
483 Exim version 4.70
484 -----------------
486 TK/01 Added patch by Johannes Berg that expands the main option
487 "spamd_address" if it starts with a dollar sign.
489 TK/02 Write list of recipients to X-Envelope-Sender header when building
490 the mbox-format spool file for content scanning (suggested by Jakob
491 Hirsch).
493 TK/03 Added patch by Wolfgang Breyha that adds experimental DCC
494 (http://www.dcc-servers.net/) support via dccifd. Activated by
495 setting EXPERIMENTAL_DCC=yes in Local/Makefile.
497 TK/04 Bugzilla 673: Add f-protd malware scanner support. Patch submitted
498 by Mark Daniel Reidel <mr@df.eu>.
500 NM/01 Bugzilla 657: Embedded PCRE removed from the exim source tree.
501 When building exim an external PCRE library is now needed -
502 PCRE is a system library on the majority of modern systems.
503 See entry on PCRE_LIBS in EDITME file.
505 NM/02 Bugzilla 646: Removed unwanted C/R in Dovecot authenticator
506 conversation. Added nologin parameter to request.
507 Patch contributed by Kirill Miazine.
509 TF/01 Do not log submission mode rewrites if they do not change the address.
511 TF/02 Bugzilla 662: Fix stack corruption before exec() in daemon.c.
513 NM/03 Bugzilla 602: exicyclog now handles panic log, and creates empty
514 log files in place. Contributed by Roberto Lima.
516 NM/04 Bugzilla 667: Close socket used by dovecot authenticator.
518 TF/03 Bugzilla 615: When checking the local_parts router precondition
519 after a local_part_suffix or local_part_prefix option, Exim now
520 does not use the address's named list lookup cache, since this
521 contains cached lookups for the whole local part.
523 NM/05 Bugzilla 521: Integrated SPF Best Guess support contributed by
524 Robert Millan. Documentation is in experimental-spec.txt.
526 TF/04 Bugzilla 668: Fix parallel build (make -j).
528 NM/05.2 Bugzilla 437: Prevent Maildir aux files being created with mode 000.
530 NM/05.3 Bugzilla 598: Improvement to Dovecot authenticator handling.
531 Patch provided by Jan Srzednicki.
533 TF/05 Leading white space used to be stripped from $spam_report which
534 wrecked the formatting. Now it is preserved.
536 TF/06 Save $spam_score, $spam_bar, and $spam_report in spool files, so
537 that they are available at delivery time.
539 TF/07 Fix the way ${extract is skipped in the untaken branch of a conditional.
541 TF/08 TLS error reporting now respects the incoming_interface and
542 incoming_port log selectors.
544 TF/09 Produce a more useful error message if an SMTP transport's hosts
545 setting expands to an empty string.
547 NM/06 Bugzilla 744: EXPN did not work under TLS.
548 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
550 NM/07 Bugzilla 769: Extraneous comma in usage fprintf
551 Patch provided by Richard Godbee.
553 NM/08 Fixed erroneous documentation references to smtp_notquit_acl to be
554 acl_smtp_notquit, added index entry.
556 NM/09 Bugzilla 787: Potential buffer overflow in string_format.
557 Patch provided by Eugene Bujak.
559 NM/10 Bugzilla 770: Problem on some platforms modifying the len parameter to
560 accept(). Patch provided by Maxim Dounin.
562 NM/11 Bugzilla 749: Preserve old behaviour of blanks comparing equal to zero.
563 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
565 NM/12 Bugzilla 497: Correct behaviour of exiwhat when no config exists.
567 NM/13 Bugzilla 590: Correct handling of Resent-Date headers.
568 Patch provided by Brad "anomie" Jorsch.
570 NM/14 Bugzilla 622: Added timeout setting to transport filter.
571 Patch provided by Dean Brooks.
573 TK/05 Add native DKIM support (does not depend on external libraries).
575 NM/15 Bugzilla 854: Removed code that symlinks to pcre as its no longer useful.
576 Patch provided by Graeme Fowler.
578 NM/16 Bugzilla 851: Documentation example syntax fix.
580 NM/17 Changed NOTICE file to remove references to embedded PCRE.
582 NM/18 Bugzilla 894: Fix issue with very long lines including comments in
583 lsearch.
585 NM/19 Bugzilla 745: TLS version reporting.
586 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
588 NM/20 Bugzilla 167: bool: condition support.
589 Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
591 NM/21 Bugzilla 665: gnutls_compat_mode to allow compatibility with broken
592 clients. Patch provided by Phil Pennock.
594 NM/22 Bugzilla 607: prepend (not append) Resent-Message-ID and Resent-Date.
595 Patch provided by Brad "anomie" Jorsch.
597 NM/23 Bugzilla 687: Fix misparses in eximstats.
598 Patch provided by Heiko Schlittermann.
600 NM/24 Bugzilla 688: Fix exiwhat to handle log_selector = +pid.
601 Patch provided by Heiko Schlittermann.
603 NM/25 Bugzilla 727: Use transport mode as default mode for maildirsize file.
604 plus update to original patch.
606 NM/26 Bugzilla 799: Documentation correction for ratelimit.
608 NM/27 Bugzilla 802: Improvements to local interface IP addr detection.
609 Patch provided by David Brownlee.
611 NM/28 Bugzilla 807: Improvements to LMTP delivery logging.
613 NM/29 Bugzilla 862, 866, 875: Documentation bugfixes.
615 NM/30 Bugzilla 888: TLS documentation bugfixes.
617 NM/31 Bugzilla 896: Dovecot buffer overrun fix.
619 NM/32 Bugzilla 889: Change all instances of "expr" in shell scripts to "expr --"
620 Unlike the original bugzilla I have changed all shell scripts in src tree.
622 NM/33 Bugzilla 898: Transport filter timeout fix.
623 Patch by Todd Rinaldo.
625 NM/34 Bugzilla 901: Fix sign/unsigned and UTF mistmatches.
626 Patch by Serge Demonchaux.
628 NM/35 Bugzilla 39: Base64 decode bug fixes.
629 Patch by Jakob Hirsch.
631 NM/36 Bugzilla 909: Correct connect() call in dcc code.
633 NM/37 Bugzilla 910: Correct issue with relaxed/simple handling.
635 NM/38 Bugzilla 908: Removed NetBSD3 support as no longer needed.
637 NM/39 Bugzilla 911: Fixed MakeLinks build script.
640 Exim version 4.69
641 -----------------
643 TK/01 Add preliminary DKIM support. Currently requires a forked version of
644 ALT-N's libdkim that I have put here:
645 http://duncanthrax.net/exim-experimental/
647 Note to Michael Haardt: I had to rename some vars in sieve.c. They
648 were called 'true' and it seems that C99 defines that as a reserved
649 keyword to be used with 'bool' variable types. That means you could
650 not include C99-style headers which use bools without triggering
651 build errors in sieve.c.
653 NM/01 Bugzilla 592: --help option is handled incorrectly if exim is invoked
654 as mailq or other aliases. Changed the --help handling significantly
655 to do whats expected. exim_usage() emits usage/help information.
657 SC/01 Added the -bylocaldomain option to eximstats.
659 NM/02 Bugzilla 619: Defended against bad data coming back from gethostbyaddr.
661 NM/03 Bugzilla 613: Documentation fix for acl_not_smtp.
663 NM/04 Bugzilla 628: PCRE update to 7.4 (work done by John Hall).
666 Exim version 4.68
667 -----------------
669 PH/01 Another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
671 PH/02 When an IPv6 address is converted to a string for single-key lookup
672 in an address list (e.g. for an item such as "net24-dbm;/net/works"),
673 dots are used instead of colons so that keys in lsearch files need not
674 contain colons. This was done some time before quoting was made available
675 in lsearch files. However, iplsearch files do require colons in IPv6 keys
676 (notated using the quote facility) so as to distinguish them from IPv4
677 keys. This meant that lookups for IP addresses in host lists did not work
678 for iplsearch lookups.
680 This has been fixed by arranging for IPv6 addresses to be expressed with
681 colons if the lookup type is iplsearch. This is not incompatible, because
682 previously such lookups could never work.
684 The situation is now rather anomolous, since one *can* have colons in
685 ordinary lsearch keys. However, making the change in all cases is
686 incompatible and would probably break a number of configurations.
688 TK/01 Change PRVS address formatting scheme to reflect latests BATV draft
689 version.
691 MH/01 The "spam" ACL condition code contained a sscanf() call with a %s
692 conversion specification without a maximum field width, thereby enabling
693 a rogue spamd server to cause a buffer overflow. While nobody in their
694 right mind would setup Exim to query an untrusted spamd server, an
695 attacker that gains access to a server running spamd could potentially
696 exploit this vulnerability to run arbitrary code as the Exim user.
698 TK/02 Bugzilla 502: Apply patch to make the SPF-Received: header use
699 $primary_hostname instead of what libspf2 thinks the hosts name is.
701 MH/02 The dsearch lookup now uses lstat(2) instead of stat(2) to look for
702 a directory entry by the name of the lookup key. Previously, if a
703 symlink pointed to a non-existing file or a file in a directory that
704 Exim lacked permissions to read, a lookup for a key matching that
705 symlink would fail. Now it is enough that a matching directory entry
706 exists, symlink or not. (Bugzilla 503.)
708 PH/03 The body_linecount and body_zerocount variables are now exported in the
709 local_scan API.
711 PH/04 Added the $dnslist_matched variable.
713 PH/05 Unset $tls_cipher and $tls_peerdn before making a connection as a client.
714 This means they are set thereafter only if the connection becomes
715 encrypted.
717 PH/06 Added the client_condition to authenticators so that some can be skipped
718 by clients under certain conditions.
720 PH/07 The error message for a badly-placed control=no_multiline_responses left
721 "_responses" off the end of the name.
723 PH/08 Added -Mvc to output a copy of a message in RFC 2822 format.
725 PH/09 Tidied the code for creating ratelimiting keys, creating them explicitly
726 (without spaces) instead of just copying the configuration text.
728 PH/10 Added the /noupdate option to the ratelimit ACL condition.
730 PH/11 Added $max_received_linelength.
732 PH/12 Added +ignore_defer and +include_defer to host lists.
734 PH/13 Installed PCRE version 7.2. This needed some changes because of the new
735 way in which PCRE > 7.0 is built.
737 PH/14 Implemented queue_only_load_latch.
739 PH/15 Removed an incorrect (int) cast when reading the value of SIZE in a
740 MAIL command. The effect was to mangle the value on 64-bit systems.
742 PH/16 Another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
744 PH/17 Added the NOTQUIT ACL, based on a patch from Ted Cooper.
746 PH/18 If a system quota error occurred while trying to create the file for
747 a maildir delivery, the message "Mailbox is full" was not appended to the
748 bounce if the delivery eventually timed out. Change 4.67/27 below applied
749 only to a quota excession during the actual writing of the file.
751 PH/19 It seems that peer DN values may contain newlines (and other non-printing
752 characters?) which causes problems in log lines. The DN values are now
753 passed through string_printing() before being added to log lines.
755 PH/20 Added the "servers=" facility to MySQL and PostgreSQL lookups. (Oracle
756 and InterBase are left for another time.)
758 PH/21 Added message_body_newlines option.
760 PH/22 Guard against possible overflow in moan_check_errorcopy().
762 PH/23 POSIX allows open() to be a macro; guard against that.
764 PH/24 If the recipient of an error message contained an @ in the local part
765 (suitably quoted, of course), incorrect values were put in $domain and
766 $local_part during the evaluation of errors_copy.
769 Exim version 4.67
770 -----------------
772 MH/01 Fix for bug #448, segfault in Dovecot authenticator when interface_address
773 is unset (happens when testing with -bh and -oMi isn't used). Thanks to
774 Jan Srzednicki.
776 PH/01 Added a new log selector smtp_no_mail, to log SMTP sessions that do not
777 issue a MAIL command.
779 PH/02 In an ACL statement such as
781 deny dnslists = X!= : X=
783 if a client was not listed at all, or was listed with a value other than
784, in the X list, but was listed with in the Y list,
785 the condition was not true (as it should be), so access was not denied.
786 The bug was that the ! inversion was incorrectly passed on to the second
787 item. This has been fixed.
789 PH/03 Added additional dnslists conditions == and =& which are different from
790 = and & when the dns lookup returns more than one IP address.
792 PH/04 Added gnutls_require_{kx,mac,protocols} to give more control over the
793 cipher suites used by GnuTLS. These options are ignored by OpenSSL.
795 PH/05 After discussion on the list, added a compile time option ENABLE_DISABLE_
796 FSYNC, which compiles an option called disable_fsync that allows for
797 bypassing fsync(). The documentation is heavily laced with warnings.
799 SC/01 Updated eximstats to collate all SpamAssassin rejects into one bucket.
801 PH/06 Some tidies to the infrastructure of the Test Suite that is concerned
802 with the auxiliary C programs that it uses: (1) Arrange for BIND_8_COMPAT
803 to be defined when compiling on OSX (Darwin); (2) Tidies to the Makefile,
804 including adding "make clean"; (3) Added -fPIC when compiling the test
805 dynamically loaded module, to get rid of a warning.
807 MH/02 Fix for bug #451, causing paniclog entries to be written if a bounce
808 message fails, move_frozen_messages = true and ignore_bounce_errors_after
809 = 0s. The bug is otherwise harmless.
811 PH/07 There was a bug in the dovecot authenticator such that the value of
812 $auth1 could be overwritten, and so not correctly preserved, after a
813 successful authentication. This usually meant that the value preserved by
814 the server_setid option was incorrect.
816 PH/08 Added $smtp_count_at_connection_start, deliberately with a long name.
818 PH/09 Installed PCRE release 7.0.
820 PH/10 The acl_not_smtp_start ACL was, contrary to the documentation, not being
821 run for batched SMTP input. It is now run at the start of every message
822 in the batch. While fixing this I discovered that the process information
823 (output by running exiwhat) was not always getting set for -bs and -bS
824 input. This is fixed, and it now also says "batched" for BSMTP.
826 PH/11 Added control=no_pipelining.
828 PH/12 Added $sending_ip_address and $sending_port (mostly Magnus Holmgren's
829 patch, slightly modified), and move the expansion of helo_data till after
830 the connection is made in the smtp transport (so it can use these
831 values).
833 PH/13 Added ${rfc2047d: to decoded RFC 2047 strings.
835 PH/14 Added log_selector = +pid.
837 PH/15 Flush SMTP output before delaying, unless control=no_delay_flush is set.
839 PH/16 Add ${if forany and ${if forall.
841 PH/17 Added dsn_from option to vary the From: line in DSNs.
843 PH/18 Flush SMTP output before performing a callout, unless control =
844 no_callout_flush is set.
846 PH/19 Change 4.64/PH/36 introduced a bug: when address_retry_include_sender
847 was true (the default) a successful delivery failed to delete the retry
848 item, thus causing premature timeout of the address. The bug is now
849 fixed.
851 PH/20 Added hosts_avoid_pipelining to the smtp transport.
853 PH/21 Long custom messages for fakedefer and fakereject are now split up
854 into multiline reponses in the same way that messages for "deny" and
855 other ACL rejections are.
857 PH/22 Applied Jori Hamalainen's speed-up changes and typo fixes to exigrep,
858 with slight modification.
860 PH/23 Applied sieve patches from the maintainer "tracking the latest notify
861 draft, changing the syntax and factoring some duplicate code".
863 PH/24 When the log selector "outgoing_port" was set, the port was shown as -1
864 for deliveries of the second and subsequent messages over the same SMTP
865 connection.
867 PH/25 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch for ${addresses, ${map, ${filter, and
868 ${reduce, with only minor "tidies".
870 SC/02 Applied Daniel Tiefnig's patch to improve the '($parent) =' pattern match.
872 PH/26 Added a "continue" ACL modifier that does nothing, for the benefit of its
873 expansion side effects.
875 PH/27 When a message times out after an over-quota error from an Exim-imposed
876 quota, the bounce message says "mailbox is full". This message was not
877 being given when it was a system quota that was exceeded. It now should
878 be the same.
880 MH/03 Made $recipients available in local_scan(). local_scan() already has
881 better access to the recipient list through recipients_list[], but
882 $recipients can be useful in postmaster-provided expansion strings.
884 PH/28 The $smtp_command and $smtp_command_argument variables were not correct
885 in the case of a MAIL command with additional options following the
886 address, for example: MAIL FROM:<foo@bar> SIZE=1234. The option settings
887 were accidentally chopped off.
889 PH/29 SMTP synchronization checks are implemented when a command is read -
890 there is a check that no more input is waiting when there shouldn't be
891 any. However, for some commands, a delay in an ACL can mean that it is
892 some time before the response is written. In this time, more input might
893 arrive, invalidly. So now there are extra checks after an ACL has run for
894 HELO/EHLO and after the predata ACL, and likewise for MAIL and RCPT when
895 pipelining has not been advertised.
897 PH/30 MH's patch to allow iscntrl() characters to be list separators.
899 PH/31 Unlike :fail:, a custom message specified with :defer: was not being
900 returned in the SMTP response when smtp_return_error_details was false.
901 This has been fixed.
903 PH/32 Change the Dovecot authenticator to use read() and write() on the socket
904 instead of the C I/O that was originally supplied, because problems were
905 reported on Solaris.
907 PH/33 Compile failed with OpenSSL 0.9.8e. This was due to a coding error in
908 Exim which did not show up earlier: it was assuming that a call to
909 SSL_CTX_set_info_callback() might give an error value. In fact, there is
910 no error. In previous releases of OpenSSL, SSL_CTX_set_info_callback()
911 was a macro that became an assignment, so it seemed to work. This has
912 changed to a proper function call with a void return, hence the compile
913 error. Exim's code has been fixed.
915 PH/34 Change HDA_SIZE in oracle.c from 256 to 512. This is needed for 64-bit
916 cpus.
918 PH/35 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which fixes a bug in "notify".
920 PH/36 Applied John Jetmore's patch to add -v functionality to exigrep.
922 PH/37 If a message is not accepted after it has had an id assigned (e.g.
923 because it turns out to be too big or there is a timeout) there is no
924 "Completed" line in the log. When some messages of this type were
925 selected by exigrep, they were listed as "not completed". Others were
926 picked up by some special patterns. I have improved the selection
927 criteria to be more general.
929 PH/38 The host_find_failed option in the manualroute router can now be set
930 to "ignore", to completely ignore a host whose IP address cannot be
931 found. If all hosts are ignored, the behaviour is controlled by the new
932 host_all_ignored option.
934 PH/39 In a list of hosts for manualroute, if one item (either because of multi-
935 homing or because of multiple MX records with /mx) generated more than
936 one IP address, and the following item turned out to be the local host,
937 all the secondary addresses of the first item were incorrectly removed
938 from the list, along with the local host and any following hosts (which
939 is what is supposed to happen).
941 PH/40 When Exim receives a message, it writes the login name, uid, and gid of
942 whoever called Exim into the -H file. In the case of the daemon it was
943 behaving confusingly. When first started, it used values for whoever
944 started the daemon, but after a SIGHUP it used the Exim user (because it
945 calls itself on a restart). I have changed the code so that it now always
946 uses the Exim user.
948 PH/41 (Following a suggestion from Tony Finch) If all the RCPT commands in a
949 message are rejected with the same error (e.g. no authentication or bad
950 sender address), and a DATA command is nevertheless sent (as can happen
951 with PIPELINING or a stupid MUA), the error message that was given to the
952 RCPT commands is included in the rejection of the DATA command. This is
953 intended to be helpful for MUAs that show only the final error to their
954 users.
956 PH/42 Another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
958 SC/02 Eximstats - Differentiate between permanent and temporary rejects.
959 Eximstats - Fixed some broken HTML links and added missing column headers
960 (Jez Hancock).
961 Eximstats - Fixed Grand Total Summary Domains, Edomains, and Email
962 columns for Rejects, Temp Rejects, Ham, and Spam rows.
964 SC/03 Eximstats - V1.58 Fix to get <> and blackhole to show in edomain tables.
966 PH/43 Yet another patch from the Sieve maintainer.
968 PH/44 I found a way to check for a TCP/IP connection going away before sending
969 the response to the final '.' that terminates a message, but only in the
970 case where the client has not sent further data following the '.'
971 (unfortunately, this is allowed). However, in many cases there won't be
972 any further data because there won't be any more messages to send. A call
973 to select() can be used: if it shows that the input is "ready", there is
974 either input waiting, or the socket has been closed. An attempt to read
975 the next input character can distinguish the two cases. Previously, Exim
976 would have sent an OK response which the client would never have see.
977 This could lead to message repetition. This fix should cure that, at
978 least in a lot of common cases.
980 PH/45 Do not advertise STARTTLS in response to HELP unless it would be
981 advertised in response to EHLO.
984 Exim version 4.66
985 -----------------
987 PH/01 Two more bugs that were introduced by 4.64/PH/07, in addition to the one
988 fixed by 4.65/MH/01 (is this a record?) are fixed:
990 (i) An empty string was always treated as zero by the numeric comparison
991 operators. This behaviour has been restored.
993 (ii) It is documented that the numeric comparison operators always treat
994 their arguments as decimal numbers. This was broken in that numbers
995 starting with 0 were being interpreted as octal.
997 While fixing these problems I realized that there was another issue that
998 hadn't been noticed. Values of message_size_limit (both the global option
999 and the transport option) were treated as octal if they started with 0.
1000 The documentation was vague. These values are now always treated as
1001 decimal, and I will make that clear in the documentation.
1004 Exim version 4.65
1005 -----------------
1007 TK/01 Disable default definition of HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE. Clashes with
1008 Linux large file support (_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64) on older glibc
1009 versions. (#438)
1011 MH/01 Don't check that the operands of numeric comparison operators are
1012 integers when their expansion is in "skipping" mode (fixes bug
1013 introduced by 4.64-PH/07).
1015 PH/01 If a system filter or a router generates more than SHRT_MAX (32767)
1016 child addresses, Exim now panics and dies. Previously, because the count
1017 is held in a short int, deliveries were likely to be lost. As such a
1018 large number of recipients for a single message is ridiculous
1019 (performance will be very, very poor), I have chosen to impose a limit
1020 rather than extend the field.
1023 Exim version 4.64
1024 -----------------
1026 TK/01 Bugzilla #401. Fix DK spooling code so that it can overwrite a
1027 leftover -K file (the existence of which was triggered by #402).
1028 While we were at it, introduced process PID as part of the -K
1029 filename. This should rule out race conditions when creating
1030 these files.
1032 TK/02 Bugzilla #402. Apply patch from Simon Arlott, speeding up DK signing
1033 processing considerably. Previous code took too long for large mails,
1034 triggering a timeout which in turn triggers #401.
1036 TK/03 Introduced HAVE_LINUX_SENDFILE to os.h-Linux. Currently only used
1037 in the DK code in transports.c. sendfile() is not really portable,
1038 hence the _LINUX specificness.
1040 TF/01 In the add_headers option to the mail command in an Exim filter,
1041 there was a bug that Exim would claim a syntax error in any
1042 header after the first one which had an odd number of characters
1043 in the field name.
1045 PH/01 If a server that rejects MAIL FROM:<> was the target of a sender
1046 callout verification, Exim cached a "reject" for the entire domain. This
1047 is correct for most verifications, but it is not correct for a recipient
1048 verification with use_sender or use_postmaster set, because in that case
1049 the callout does not use MAIL FROM:<>. Exim now distinguishes the special
1050 case of MAIL FROM:<> rejection from other early rejections (e.g.
1051 rejection of HELO). When verifying a recipient using a non-null MAIL
1052 address, the cache is ignored if it shows MAIL FROM:<> rejection.
1053 Whatever the result of the callout, the value of the domain cache is
1054 left unchanged (for any other kind of callout, getting as far as trying
1055 RCPT means that the domain itself is ok).
1057 PH/02 Tidied a number of unused variable and signed/unsigned warnings that
1058 gcc 4.1.1 threw up.
1060 PH/03 On Solaris, an unexpectedly close socket (dropped connection) can
1061 manifest itself as EPIPE rather than ECONNECT. When tidying away a
1062 session, the daemon ignores ECONNECT errors and logs others; it now
1063 ignores EPIPE as well.
1065 PH/04 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up mime.c
1066 (quoted-printable decoding).
1068 PH/05 Applied Nico Erfurth's refactoring patch to tidy up spool_mbox.c, and
1069 later the small subsequent patch to fix an introduced bug.
1071 PH/06 Installed the latest Cygwin Makefile from the Cygwin maintainer.
1073 PH/07 There was no check for overflow in expansions such as ${if >{1}{4096M}}.
1075 PH/08 An error is now given if message_size_limit is specified negative.
1077 PH/09 Applied and tidied up Jakob Hirsch's patch for allowing ACL variables
1078 to be given (somewhat) arbitrary names.
1080 JJ/01 exipick 20060919.0, allow for arbitrary acl_ variables introduced
1081 in 4.64-PH/09.
1083 JJ/02 exipick 20060919.0, --show-vars args can now be regular expressions,
1084 miscellaneous code fixes
1086 PH/10 Added the log_reject_target ACL modifier to specify where to log
1087 rejections.
1089 PH/11 Callouts were setting the name used for EHLO/HELO from $smtp_active_
1090 hostname. This is wrong, because it relates to the incoming message (and
1091 probably the interface on which it is arriving) and not to the outgoing
1092 callout (which could be using a different interface). This has been
1093 changed to use the value of the helo_data option from the smtp transport
1094 instead - this is what is used when a message is actually being sent. If
1095 there is no remote transport (possible with a router that sets up host
1096 addresses), $smtp_active_hostname is used.
1098 PH/12 Installed Andrey Panin's patch to add a dovecot authenticator. Various
1099 tweaks were necessary in order to get it to work (see also 21 below):
1100 (a) The code assumed that strncpy() returns a negative number on buffer
1101 overflow, which isn't the case. Replaced with Exim's string_format()
1102 function.
1103 (b) There were several signed/unsigned issues. I just did the minimum
1104 hacking in of casts. There is scope for a larger refactoring.
1105 (c) The code used strcasecmp() which is not a standard C function.
1106 Replaced with Exim's strcmpic() function.
1107 (d) The code set only $1; it now sets $auth1 as well.
1108 (e) A simple test gave the error "authentication client didn't specify
1109 service in request". It would seem that Dovecot has changed its
1110 interface. Fortunately there's a specification; I followed it and
1111 changed what the client sends and it appears to be working now.
1113 PH/13 Added $message_headers_raw to provide the headers without RFC 2047
1114 decoding.
1116 PH/14 Corrected misleading output from -bv when -v was also used. Suppose the
1117 address A is aliased to B and C, where B exists and C does not. Without
1118 -v the output is "A verified" because verification stops after a
1119 successful redirection if more than one address is generated. However,
1120 with -v the child addresses are also verified. Exim was outputting "A
1121 failed to verify" and then showing the successful verification for C,
1122 with its parentage. It now outputs "B failed to verify", showing B's
1123 parentage before showing the successful verification of C.
1125 PH/15 Applied Michael Deutschmann's patch to allow DNS black list processing to
1126 look up a TXT record in a specific list after matching in a combined
1127 list.
1129 PH/16 It seems that the options setting for the resolver (RES_DEFNAMES and
1130 RES_DNSRCH) can affect the behaviour of gethostbyname() and friends when
1131 they consult the DNS. I had assumed they would set it the way they
1132 wanted; and indeed my experiments on Linux seem to show that in some
1133 cases they do (I could influence IPv6 lookups but not IPv4 lookups).
1134 To be on the safe side, however, I have now made the interface to
1135 host_find_byname() similar to host_find_bydns(), with an argument
1136 containing the DNS resolver options. The host_find_byname() function now
1137 sets these options at its start, just as host_find_bydns() does. The smtp
1138 transport options dns_qualify_single and dns_search_parents are passed to
1139 host_find_byname() when gethostbyname=TRUE in this transport. Other uses
1140 of host_find_byname() use the default settings of RES_DEFNAMES
1141 (qualify_single) but not RES_DNSRCH (search_parents).
1143 PH/17 Applied (a modified version of) Nico Erfurth's patch to make
1144 spool_read_header() do less string testing, by means of a preliminary
1145 switch on the second character of optional "-foo" lines. (This is
1146 overdue, caused by the large number of possibilities that now exist.
1147 Originally there were few.) While I was there, I also converted the
1148 str(n)cmp tests so they don't re-test the leading "-" and the first
1149 character, in the hope this might squeeze out yet more improvement.
1151 PH/18 Two problems with "group" syntax in header lines when verifying: (1) The
1152 flag allowing group syntax was set by the header_syntax check but not
1153 turned off, possible causing trouble later; (2) The flag was not being
1154 set at all for the header_verify test, causing "group"-style headers to
1155 be rejected. I have now set it in this case, and also caused header_
1156 verify to ignore an empty address taken from a group. While doing this, I
1157 came across some other cases where the code for allowing group syntax
1158 while scanning a header line wasn't quite right (mostly, not resetting
1159 the flag correctly in the right place). These bugs could have caused
1160 trouble for malformed header lines. I hope it is now all correct.
1162 PH/19 The functions {pwcheck,saslauthd}_verify_password() are always called
1163 with the "reply" argument non-NULL. The code, however (which originally
1164 came from elsewhere) had *some* tests for NULL when it wrote to *reply,
1165 but it didn't always do it. This confused somebody who was copying the
1166 code for some other use. I have removed all the tests.
1168 PH/20 It was discovered that the GnuTLS code had support for RSA_EXPORT, a
1169 feature that was used to support insecure browsers during the U.S. crypto
1170 embargo. It requires special client support, and Exim is probably the
1171 only MTA that supported it -- and would never use it because real RSA is
1172 always available. This code has been removed, because it had the bad
1173 effect of slowing Exim down by computing (never used) parameters for the
1174 RSA_EXPORT functionality.
1176 PH/21 On the advice of Timo Sirainen, added a check to the dovecot
1177 authenticator to fail if there's a tab character in the incoming data
1178 (there should never be unless someone is messing about, as it's supposed
1179 to be base64-encoded). Also added, on Timo's advice, the "secured" option
1180 if the connection is using TLS or if the remote IP is the same as the
1181 local IP, and the "valid-client-cert option" if a client certificate has
1182 been verified.
1184 PH/22 As suggested by Dennis Davis, added a server_condition option to *all*
1185 authenticators. This can be used for authorization after authentication
1186 succeeds. (In the case of plaintext, it servers for both authentication
1187 and authorization.)
1189 PH/23 Testing for tls_required and lost_connection in a retry rule didn't work
1190 if any retry times were supplied.
1192 PH/24 Exim crashed if verify=helo was activated during an incoming -bs
1193 connection, where there is no client IP address to check. In this
1194 situation, the verify now always succeeds.
1196 PH/25 Applied John Jetmore's -Mset patch.
1198 PH/26 Added -bem to be like -Mset, but loading a message from a file.
1200 PH/27 In a string expansion for a processed (not raw) header when multiple
1201 headers of the same name were present, leading whitespace was being
1202 removed from all of them, but trailing whitespace was being removed only
1203 from the last one. Now trailing whitespace is removed from each header
1204 before concatenation. Completely empty headers in a concatenation (as
1205 before) are ignored.
1207 PH/28 Fixed bug in backwards-compatibility feature of PH/09 (thanks to John
1208 Jetmore). It would have mis-read ACL variables from pre-4.61 spool files.
1210 PH/29 [Removed. This was a change that I later backed out, and forgot to
1211 correct the ChangeLog entry (that I had efficiently created) before
1212 committing the later change.]
1214 PH/30 Exim was sometimes attempting to deliver messages that had suffered
1215 address errors (4xx response to RCPT) over the same connection as other
1216 messages routed to the same hosts. Such deliveries are always "forced",
1217 so retry times are not inspected. This resulted in far too many retries
1218 for the affected addresses. The effect occurred only when there were more
1219 hosts than the hosts_max_try setting in the smtp transport when it had
1220 the 4xx errors. Those hosts that it had tried were not added to the list
1221 of hosts for which the message was waiting, so if all were tried, there
1222 was no problem. Two fixes have been applied:
1224 (i) If there are any address or message errors in an SMTP delivery, none
1225 of the hosts (tried or untried) are now added to the list of hosts
1226 for which the message is waiting, so the message should not be a
1227 candidate for sending over the same connection that was used for a
1228 successful delivery of some other message. This seems entirely
1229 reasonable: after all the message is NOT "waiting for some host".
1230 This is so "obvious" that I'm not sure why it wasn't done
1231 previously. Hope I haven't missed anything, but it can't do any
1232 harm, as the worst effect is to miss an optimization.
1234 (ii) If, despite (i), such a delivery is accidentally attempted, the
1235 routing retry time is respected, so at least it doesn't keep
1236 hammering the server.
1238 PH/31 Installed Andrew Findlay's patch to close the writing end of the socket
1239 in ${readsocket because some servers need this prod.
1241 PH/32 Added some extra debug output when updating a wait-xxx database.
1243 PH/33 The hint "could be header name not terminated by colon", which has been
1244 given for certain expansion errors for a long time, was not being given
1245 for the ${if def:h_colon_omitted{... case.
1247 PH/34 The spec says: "With one important exception, whenever a domain list is
1248 being scanned, $domain contains the subject domain." There was at least
1249 one case where this was not true.
1251 PH/35 The error "getsockname() failed: connection reset by peer" was being
1252 written to the panic log as well as the main log, but it isn't really
1253 panic-worthy as it just means the connection died rather early on. I have
1254 removed the panic log writing for the ECONNRESET error when getsockname()
1255 fails.
1257 PH/36 After a 4xx response to a RCPT error, that address was delayed (in queue
1258 runs only) independently of the message's sender address. This meant
1259 that, if the 4xx error was in fact related to the sender, a different
1260 message to the same recipient with a different sender could confuse
1261 things. In particualar, this can happen when sending to a greylisting
1262 server, but other circumstances could also provoke similar problems.
1263 I have changed the default so that the retry time for these errors is now
1264 based a combination of the sender and recipient addresses. This change
1265 can be overridden by setting address_retry_include_sender=false in the
1266 smtp transport.
1268 PH/37 For LMTP over TCP/IP (the smtp transport), error responses from the
1269 remote server are returned as part of bounce messages. This was not
1270 happening for LMTP over a pipe (the lmtp transport), but now it is the
1271 same for both kinds of LMTP.
1273 PH/38 Despite being documented as not happening, Exim was rewriting addresses
1274 in header lines that were in fact CNAMEs. This is no longer the case.
1276 PH/39 If -R or -S was given with -q<time>, the effect of -R or -S was ignored,
1277 and queue runs started by the daemon processed all messages. This has
1278 been fixed so that -R and -S can now usefully be given with -q<time>.
1280 PH/40 Import PCRE release 6.7 (fixes some bugs).
1282 PH/41 Add bitwise logical operations to eval (courtesy Brad Jorsch).
1284 PH/42 Give an error if -q is specified more than once.
1286 PH/43 Renamed the variables $interface_address and $interface_port as
1287 $received_ip_address and $received_port, to make it clear that these
1288 values apply to message reception, and not to the outgoing interface when
1289 a message is delivered. (The old names remain recognized, of course.)
1291 PH/44 There was no timeout on the connect() call when using a Unix domain
1292 socket in the ${readsocket expansion. There now is.
1294 PH/45 Applied a modified version of Brad Jorsch's patch to allow "message" to
1295 be meaningful with "accept".
1297 SC/01 Eximstats V1.43
1298 Bug fix for V1.42 with -h0 specified. Spotted by Chris Lear.
1300 SC/02 Eximstats V1.44
1301 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in the generated
1302 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
1304 SC/03 Eximstats V1.45 (Marco Gaiarin / Steve Campbell)
1305 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics.
1306 Don't display local sender or destination tables unless
1307 there is data to show.
1308 Added average volumes into the top table text output.
1310 SC/04 Eximstats V1.46
1311 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients)
1312 as well as the number of messages.
1314 SC/05 Eximstats V1.47
1315 Added 'Message too big' to the list of mail rejection
1316 reasons (thanks to Marco Gaiarin).
1318 SC/06 Eximstats V1.48
1319 Mainlog lines which have GMT offsets and are too short to
1320 have a flag are now skipped.
1322 SC/07 Eximstats V1.49 (Alain Williams)
1323 Added the -emptyok flag.
1325 SC/08 Eximstats V1.50
1326 Fixes for obtaining the IP address from reject messages.
1328 JJ/03 exipick.20061117.2, made header handling as similar to exim as possible
1329 (added [br]h_ prefixes, implemented RFC2047 decoding. Fixed
1330 whitesspace changes from 4.64-PH/27
1332 JJ/04 exipick.20061117.2, fixed format and added $message_headers_raw to
1333 match 4.64-PH/13
1335 JJ/05 exipick.20061117.2, bug fixes (error out sooner when invalid criteria
1336 are found, allow negative numbers in numeric criteria)
1338 JJ/06 exipick.20061117.2, added new $message_body_missing variable
1340 JJ/07 exipick.20061117.2, added $received_ip_address and $received_port
1341 to match changes made in 4.64-PH/43
1343 PH/46 Applied Jori Hamalainen's patch to add features to exiqsumm.
1345 PH/47 Put in an explicit test for a DNS lookup of an address record where the
1346 "domain" is actually an IP address, and force a failure. This locks out
1347 those revolvers/nameservers that support "A-for-A" lookups, in
1348 contravention of the specifications.
1350 PH/48 When a host name was looked up from an IP address, and the subsequent
1351 forward lookup of the name timed out, the host name was left in
1352 $sender_host_name, contrary to the specification.
1354 PH/49 Although default lookup types such as lsearch* or cdb*@ have always been
1355 restricted to single-key lookups, Exim was not diagnosing an error if
1356 * or *@ was used with a query-style lookup.
1358 PH/50 Increased the value of DH_BITS in tls-gnu.c from 768 to 1024.
1360 MH/01 local_scan ABI version incremented to 1.1. It should have been updated
1361 long ago, but noone interested enough thought of it. Let's just say that
1362 the "1.1" means that there are some new functions that weren't there at
1363 some point in the past.
1365 PH/51 Error processing for expansion failure of helo_data from an smtp
1366 transport during callout processing was broken.
1368 PH/52 Applied John Jetmore's patch to allow tls-on-connect and STARTTLS to be
1369 tested/used via the -bh/-bhc/-bs options.
1371 PH/53 Added missing "#include <time.h>" to pcre/pcretest.c (this was a PCRE
1372 bug, fixed in subsequent PCRE releases).
1374 PH/54 Applied Robert Bannocks' patch to avoid a problem with references that
1375 arises when using the Solaris LDAP libraries (but not with OpenLDAP).
1377 PH/55 Check for a ridiculously long file name in exim_dbmbuild.
1380 Exim version 4.63
1381 -----------------
1383 SC/01 Use a glob alias rather than an array ref in eximstats generated
1384 parser. This improves both readability and performance.
1386 SC/02 Collect SpamAssassin and rejection statistics in eximstats.
1387 Don't display local sender or destination tables in eximstats unless
1388 there is data to show.
1389 Added average volumes into the eximstats top table text output.
1391 SC/03 Collect data on the number of addresses (recipients) as well
1392 as the number of messages in eximstats.
1394 TF/01 Correct an error in the documentation for the redirect router. Exim
1395 does (usually) call initgroups() when daemonizing.
1397 TF/02 Call initgroups() when dropping privilege in exim.c, so that Exim runs
1398 with consistent privilege compared to when running as a daemon.
1400 TF/03 Note in the spec that $authenticated_id is not set for local
1401 submissions from trusted users.
1403 TF/04 The ratelimit per_rcpt option now works correctly in acl_not_smtp.
1404 Thanks to Dean Brooks <dean@iglou.com> for the patch.
1406 TF/05 Make it easier to get SMTP authentication and TLS/SSL support working
1407 by adding some example configuration directives to the default
1408 configuration file. A little bit of work is required to uncomment the
1409 directives and define how usernames and passwords are checked, but
1410 there is now a framework to start from.
1412 PH/01 Added #define LDAP_DEPRECATED 1 to ldap.c because some of the "old"
1413 functions that Exim currently uses aren't defined in ldap.h for OpenLDAP
1414 without this. I don't know how relevant this is to other LDAP libraries.
1416 PH/02 Add the verb name to the "unknown ACL verb" error.
1418 PH/03 Magnus Holmgren's patch for filter_prepend_home.
1420 PH/03 Fixed Bugzilla #101: macro definition between ACLs doesn't work.
1422 PH/04 Applied Magnus Holmgren's patch to fix Bugzilla #98: transport's home
1423 directory not expanded when it should be if an expanded home directory
1424 was set for the address (which is overridden by the transport).
1426 PH/05 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch to fix Bugzilla #99: a problem with
1427 libradius.
1429 PH/06 Added acl_not_smtp_start, based on Johannes Berg's patch, and set the
1430 bit to forbid control=suppress_local_fixups in the acl_not_smtp ACL,
1431 because it is too late at that time, and has no effect.
1433 PH/07 Changed ${quote_pgsql to quote ' as '' instead of \' because of a
1434 security issue with \' (bugzilla #107). I could not use the
1435 PQescapeStringConn() function, because it needs a PGconn value as one of
1436 its arguments.
1438 PH/08 When testing addresses using -bt, indicate those final addresses that
1439 are duplicates that would not cause an additional delivery. At least one
1440 person was confused, thinking that -bt output corresponded to deliveries.
1441 (Suppressing duplicates isn't a good idea as you lose the information
1442 about possibly different redirections that led to the duplicates.)
1444 PH/09 Applied patch from Erik to use select() instead of poll() in spam.c on
1445 systems where poll() doesn't work, in particular OS X.
1447 PH/10 Added more information to debugging output for retry time not reached.
1449 PH/11 Applied patch from Arkadiusz Miskiewicz to apply a timeout to read
1450 operations in malware.c.
1452 PH/12 Applied patch from Magnus Holmgren to include the "h" tag in Domain Keys
1453 signatures.
1455 PH/13 If write_rejectlog was set false when logging was sent to syslog with
1456 syslog_duplication set false, log lines that would normally be written
1457 both the the main log and to the reject log were not written to syslog at
1458 all.
1460 PH/14 In the default configuration, change the use of "message" in ACL warn
1461 statements to "add_header".
1463 PH/15 Diagnose a filter syntax error for "seen", "unseen", or "noerror" if not
1464 not followed by a command (e.g. "seen endif").
1466 PH/16 Recognize SMTP codes at the start of "message" in ACLs and after :fail:
1467 and :defer: in a redirect router. Add forbid_smtp_code to suppress the
1468 latter.
1470 PH/17 Added extra conditions to the default value of delay_warning_condition
1471 so that it is now:
1473 ${if or { \
1474 { !eq{$h_list-id:$h_list-post:$h_list-subscribe:}{} } \
1475 { match{$h_precedence:}{(?i)bulk|list|junk} } \
1476 { match{$h_auto-submitted:}{(?i)auto-generated|auto-replied} } \
1477 }{no}{yes}}
1479 The Auto-Submitted: and various List- headers are standardised, whereas I
1480 don't think Precedence: ever was.
1482 PH/18 Refactored debugging code in route_finduser() to show more information,
1483 in particular, the error code if getpwnam() issues one.
1485 PH/19 Added PQsetClientEncoding(conn, "SQL_ASCII") to the pgsql code module.
1486 This is apparently needed in addition to the PH/07 change above to avoid
1487 any possible encoding problems.
1489 PH/20 Perl can change the locale. Exim was resetting it after a ${perl call,
1490 but not after initializing Perl.
1492 PH/21 Added a call to PQsetNoticeProcessor() to catch pgsql "notices" and
1493 output them only if debugging. By default they are written stderr,
1494 apparently, which is not desirable.
1496 PH/22 Added Alain Williams' LDAP patch to support setting REFERRALS=off on
1497 queries.
1499 JJ/01 exipick: added --reverse (and -R synonym), --random, --size, --sort and
1500 --not options
1502 JJ/02 exipick: rewrote --help documentation to hopefully make more clear.
1504 PH/23 Made -oMaa and -oMt work with -bh and -bs to pretend the connection is
1505 authenticated or an ident call has been made. Suppress the default
1506 values for $authenticated_id and $authenticated_sender (but permit -oMai
1507 and -oMas) when testing with -bh.
1509 PH/24 Re-jigged the order of the tests in the default configuration so that the
1510 tests for valid domains and recipients precede the DNS black list and CSA
1511 tests, on the grounds that those ones are more expensive.
1513 PH/25 Exim was not testing for a space following SMTP commands such as EHLO
1514 that require one. Thus, EHLORHUBARB was interpreted as a valid command.
1515 This bug exists in every version of Exim that I still have, right back to
1516 0.12.
1518 PH/26 (n)wildlsearch lookups are documented as being done case-insensitively.
1519 However, an attempt to turn on case-sensitivity in a regex key by
1520 including (?-i) didn't work because the subject string was already
1521 lowercased, and the effects were non-intuitive. It turns out that a
1522 one-line patch can be used to allow (?-i) to work as expected.
1525 Exim version 4.62
1526 -----------------
1528 TF/01 Fix the add_header change below (4.61 PH/55) which had a bug that (amongst
1529 other effects) broke the use of negated acl sub-conditions.
1531 PH/01 ${readsocket now supports Internet domain sockets (modified John Jetmore
1532 patch).
1534 PH/02 When tcp-wrappers is called from Exim, it returns only "deny" or "allow".
1535 "Deny" causes Exim to reject the incoming connection with a 554 error.
1536 Unfortunately, if there is a major crisis, such as a disk failure,
1537 tcp-wrappers gives "deny", whereas what one would like would be some
1538 kind of temporary error. A kludge has been added to help with this.
1539 Before calling hosts_ctl(), errno is set zero. If the result is "deny", a
1540 554 error is used if errno is still zero or contains ENOENT (which occurs
1541 if either of the /etc/hosts.{allow,deny} files is missing). Otherwise, a
1542 451 error is used.
1544 PH/03 Add -lutil to the default FreeBSD LIBS setting.
1546 PH/04 Change PH/19 for 4.61 was too wide. It should not be applied to host
1547 errors. Otherwise a message that provokes a temporary error (when other
1548 messages do not) can cause a whole host to time out.
1550 PH/05 Batch deliveries by appendfile and pipe transports did not work when the
1551 addresses were routed directly to files or pipes from a redirect router.
1552 File deliveries just didn't batch; pipe deliveries might have suffered
1553 odd errors.
1555 PH/06 A failure to get a lock for a hints database would erroneously always say
1556 "Failed to get write lock", even when it was really a read lock.
1558 PH/07 The appendfile transport was creating MBX lock files with a fixed mode
1559 of 0600. This has been changed to use the value of the lockfile_mode
1560 option (which defaults to 0600).
1562 PH/08 Applied small patch from the Sieve maintainer.
1564 PH/09 If maildir_quota_directory_regex was set to exclude (say) the .Trash
1565 folder from quota calculations, a direct delivery into this folder messed
1566 up the contents of the maildirsize file. This was because the regex was
1567 used only to exclude .Trash (or whatever) when the size of the mailbox
1568 was calculated. There was no check that a delivery was happening into an
1569 excluded directory. This bug has been fixed by ignoring all quota
1570 processing for deliveries into excluded directories.
1572 PH/10 Added the maildirfolder_create_regex option to appendfile.
1575 Exim version 4.61
1576 -----------------
1578 PH/01 The code for finding all the local interface addresses on a FreeBSD
1579 system running IPv6 was broken. This may well have applied to all BSD
1580 systems, as well as to others that have similar system calls. The broken
1581 code found IPv4 interfaces correctly, but gave incorrect values for the
1582 IPv6 interfaces. In particular, ::1 was not found. The effect in Exim was
1583 that it would not match correctly against @[] and not recognize the IPv6
1584 addresses as local.
1586 PH/02 The ipliteral router was not recognizing addresses of the form user@
1587 [ipv6:....] because it didn't know about the "ipv6:" prefix.
1589 PH/03 Added disable_ipv6.
1591 PH/04 Changed $reply_address to use the raw form of the headers instead of the
1592 decoded form, because it is most often used to construct To: headers
1593 lines in autoreplies, and the decoded form may well be syntactically
1594 invalid. However, $reply_address has leading white space removed, and all
1595 newlines turned into spaces so that the autoreply transport does not
1596 grumble.
1598 PH/05 If group was specified without a user on a router, and no group or user
1599 was specified on a transport, the group from the router was ignored.
1601 PH/06 Increased the number of ACL variables to 20 of each type, and arranged
1602 for visible compile-time settings that can be used to change these
1603 numbers, for those that want even more. Backwards compatibility with old
1604 spool files has been maintained. However, going back to a previous Exim
1605 release will lost any variables that are in spool files.
1607 PH/07 Two small changes when running in the test harness: increase delay when
1608 passing a TCP/IP connection to a new process, in case the original
1609 process has to generate a bounce, and remove special handling of
1610 (sic), which is no longer necessary.
1612 PH/08 Changed debug output of dbfn_open() flags from numbers to names, so as to
1613 be the same on different OS.
1615 PH/09 Moved a debug statement in filter processing to avoid a race problem when
1616 testing.
1618 JJ/01 exipick: fixed bug where -b (brief) output option showed "Vars:"
1619 whether --show-vars was specified or not
1621 JJ/02 exipick: Added support for new ACL variable spool format introduced
1622 in 4.61-PH/06
1624 PH/10 Fixed another bug related to PH/04 above: if an incoming message had a
1625 syntactically invalid From: or Reply-to: line, and a filter used this to
1626 generate an autoreply, and therefore failed to obtain an address for the
1627 autoreply, Exim could try to deliver to a non-existent relative file
1628 name, causing unrelated and misleading errors. What now happens is that
1629 it logs this as a hard delivery error, but does not attempt to create a
1630 bounce message.
1632 PH/11 The exinext utility has a -C option for testing purposes, but although
1633 the given file was scanned by exinext itself; it wasn't being passed on
1634 when Exim was called.
1636 PH/12 In the smtp transport, treat an explicit ECONNRESET error the same as
1637 an end-of-file indication when reading a command response.
1639 PH/13 Domain literals for IPv6 were not recognized unless IPv6 support was
1640 compiled. In many other places in Exim, IPv6 addresses are always
1641 recognized, so I have changed this. It also means that IPv4 domain
1642 literals of the form [IPV4:n.n.n.n] are now always recognized.
1644 PH/14 When a uid/gid is specified for the queryprogram router, it cannot be
1645 used if the router is not running as root, for example, when verifying at
1646 ACL time, or when using -bh. The debugging output from this situation was
1647 non-existent - all you got was a failure to exec. I have made two
1648 changes:
1650 (a) Failures to set uid/gid, the current directory, or a process leader
1651 in a subprocess such as that created by queryprogram now generate
1652 suitable debugging ouput when -d is set.
1654 (b) The queryprogram router detects when it is not running as root,
1655 outputs suitable debugging information if -d is set, and then runs
1656 the subprocess without attempting to change uid/gid.
1658 PH/15 Minor change to Makefile for building test_host (undocumented testing
1659 feature).
1661 PH/16 As discussed on the list in Nov/Dec: Exim no longer looks at the
1662 additional section of a DNS packet that returns MX or SRV records.
1663 Instead, it always explicitly searches for A/AAAA records. This avoids
1664 major problems that occur when a DNS server includes only records of one
1665 type (A or AAAA) in an MX/SRV packet. A byproduct of this change has
1666 fixed another bug: if SRV records were looked up and the corresponding
1667 address records were *not* found in the additional section, the port
1668 values from the SRV records were lost.
1670 PH/17 If a delivery to a pipe, file, or autoreply was deferred, Exim was not
1671 using the correct key (the original address) when searching the retry
1672 rules in order to find which one to use for generating the retry hint.
1674 PH/18 If quota_warn_message contains a From: header, Exim now refrains from
1675 adding the default one. Similarly, if it contains a Reply-To: header, the
1676 errors_reply_to option, if set, is not used.
1678 PH/19 When calculating a retry time, Exim used to measure the "time since
1679 failure" by looking at the "first failed" field in the retry record. Now
1680 it does not use this if it is later than than the arrival time of the
1681 message. Instead it uses the arrival time. This makes for better
1682 behaviour in cases where some deliveries succeed, thus re-setting the
1683 "first failed" field. An example is a quota failure for a huge message
1684 when small messages continue to be delivered. Without this change, the
1685 "time since failure" will always be short, possible causing more frequent
1686 delivery attempts for the huge message than are intended.
1687 [Note: This change was subsequently modified - see PH/04 for 4.62.]
1689 PH/20 Added $auth1, $auth2, $auth3 to contain authentication data (as well as
1690 $1, $2, $3) because the numerical variables can be reset during some
1691 expansion items (e.g. "match"), thereby losing the authentication data.
1693 PH/21 Make -bV show the size of off_t variables so that the test suite can
1694 decide whether to run tests for quotas > 2G.
1696 PH/22 Test the values given for quota, quota_filecount, quota_warn_threshold,
1697 mailbox_size, and mailbox_filecount in the appendfile transport. If a
1698 filecount value is greater than 2G or if a quota value is greater than 2G
1699 on a system where the size of off_t is not greater than 4, a panic error
1700 is given.
1702 PH/23 When a malformed item such as 1.2.3/24 appears in a host list, it can
1703 never match. The debug and -bh output now contains an explicit error
1704 message indicating a malformed IPv4 address or mask.
1706 PH/24 An host item such as was being treated as the IP address
1707 without a mask. Now it is not recognized as an IP address, and
1708 PH/23 above applies.
1710 PH/25 Do not write to syslog when running in the test harness. The only
1711 occasion when this arises is a failure to open the main or panic logs
1712 (for which there is an explicit test).
1714 PH/26 Added the /no_tell option to "control=freeze".
1716 PH/27 If a host name lookup failed very early in a connection, for example, if
1717 the IP address matched host_lookup and the reverse lookup yielded a name
1718 that did not have a forward lookup, an error message of the form "no IP
1719 address found for host xxx.xxx.xxx (during SMTP connection from NULL)"
1720 could be logged. Now it outputs the IP address instead of "NULL".
1722 PH/28 An enabling patch from MH: add new function child_open_exim2() which
1723 allows the sender and the authenticated sender to be set when
1724 submitting a message from within Exim. Since child_open_exim() is
1725 documented for local_scan(), the new function should be too.
1727 PH/29 In GnuTLS, a forced expansion failure for tls_privatekey was not being
1728 ignored. In both GnuTLS and OpenSSL, an expansion of tls_privatekey that
1729 results in an empty string is now treated as unset.
1731 PH/30 Fix eximon buffer overflow bug (Bugzilla #73).
1733 PH/31 Added sender_verify_fail logging option.
1735 PH/32 In November 2003, the code in Exim that added an empty Bcc: header when
1736 needed by RFC 822 but not by RFC 2822 was commented out. I have now
1737 tidied the source and removed it altogether.
1739 PH/33 When a queue run was abandoned because the load average was too high, a
1740 log line was always written; now it is written only if the queue_run log
1741 selector is set. In addition, the log line for abandonment now contains
1742 information about the queue run such as the pid. This is always present
1743 in "start" and "stop" lines but was omitted from the "abandon" line.
1745 PH/34 Omit spaces between a header name and the colon in the error message that
1746 is given when verify = headers_syntax fails (if there are lots of them,
1747 the message gets confusing).
1749 PH/35 Change the default for dns_check_names_pattern to allow slashes within
1750 names, as there are now some PTR records that contain slashes. This check
1751 is only to protect against broken name servers that fall over on strange
1752 characters, so the fact that it applies to all lookups doesn't matter.
1754 PH/36 Now that the new test suite is complete, we can remove some of the
1755 special code in Exim that was needed for the old test suite. For example,
1756 sorting DNS records because real resolvers return them in an arbitrary
1757 order. The new test suite's fake resolver always returns records in the
1758 same order.
1760 PH/37 When running in the test harness, use -odi for submitted messages (e.g.
1761 bounces) except when queue_only is set, to avoid logging races between
1762 the different processes.
1764 PH/38 Panic-die if .include specifies a non-absolute path.
1766 PH/39 A tweak to the "H" retry rule from its user.
1768 JJ/03 exipick: Removed parentheses from 'next' and 'last' calls that specified
1769 a label. They prevented compilation on older perls.
1771 JJ/04 exipick: Refactored code to prevent implicit split to @_ which caused
1772 a warning to be raised on newish perls.
1774 JJ/05 exipick: Fixed bug where -bpc always showed a count of all messages
1775 on queue. Changes to match documented behaviour of showing count of
1776 messages matching specified criteria.
1778 PH/40 Changed the default ident timeout from 30s to 5s.
1780 PH/41 Added support for the use of login_cap features, on those BSD systems
1781 that have them, for controlling the resources used by pipe deliveries.
1783 PH/42 The content-scanning code uses fopen() to create files in which to put
1784 message data. Previously it was not paying any attention to the mode of
1785 the files. Exim runs with umask(0) because the rest of the code creates
1786 files with open(), and sets the required mode explicitly. Thus, these
1787 files were ending up world-writeable. This was not a big issue, because,
1788 being within the spool directory, they were not world-accessible. I have
1789 created a function called modefopen, which takes an additional mode
1790 argument. It sets umask(777), creates the file, chmods it to the required
1791 mode, then resets the umask. All the relevant calls to fopen() in the
1792 content scanning code have been changed to use this function.
1794 PH/43 If retry_interval_max is set greater than 24 hours, it is quietly reset
1795 to 24 hours. This avoids potential overflow problems when processing G
1796 and H retry rules. I suspect nobody ever tinkers with this value.
1798 PH/44 Added STRIP_COMMAND=/usr/bin/strip to the FreeBSD Makefile.
1800 PH/45 When the plaintext authenticator is running as a client, the server's
1801 challenges are checked to ensure they are valid base64 strings. By
1802 default, the authentication attempt is cancelled if an invalid string is
1803 received. Setting client_ignore_invalid_base64 true ignores these errors.
1804 The decoded challenge strings are now placed in $auth1, $auth2, etc. as
1805 they are received. Thus, the responses can be made to depend on the
1806 challenges. If an invalid string is ignored, an empty string is placed in
1807 the variable.
1809 PH/46 Messages that are created by the autoreply transport now contains a
1810 References: header, in accordance with RFCs 2822 and 3834.
1812 PH/47 Added authenticated_sender_force to the smtp transport.
1814 PH/48 The ${prvs expansion was broken on systems where time_t was long long.
1816 PH/49 Installed latest patch from the Sieve maintainer.
1818 PH/50 When an Exim quota was set without a file count quota, and mailbox_size
1819 was also set, the appendfile transport was unnecessarily scanning a
1820 directory of message files (e.g. for maildir delivery) to find the count
1821 of files (along with the size), even though it did not need this
1822 information. It now does the scan only if it needs to find either the
1823 size of the count of files.
1825 PH/51 Added ${time_eval: to convert Exim time strings into seconds.
1827 PH/52 Two bugs concerned with error handling when the smtp transport is
1828 used in LMTP mode:
1830 (i) Exim was not creating retry information for temporary errors given
1831 for individual recipients after the DATA command when the smtp transport
1832 was used in LMTP mode. This meant that they could be retried too
1833 frequently, and not timed out correctly.
1835 (ii) Exim was setting the flag that allows error details to be returned
1836 for LMTP errors on RCPT commands, but not for LMTP errors for individual
1837 recipients that were returned after the DATA command.
1839 PH/53 This is related to PH/52, but is more general: for any failing address,
1840 when detailed error information was permitted to be returned to the
1841 sender, but the error was temporary, then after the final timeout, only
1842 "retry timeout exceeded" was returned. Now it returns the full error as
1843 well as "retry timeout exceeded".
1845 PH/54 Added control=allow_auth_unadvertised, as it seems there are clients that
1846 do this, and (what is worse) MTAs that accept it.
1848 PH/55 Added the add_header modified to ACLs. The use of "message" with "warn"
1849 will now be deprecated.
1851 PH/56 New os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
1853 JJ/06 exipick: added --unsorted option to allow unsorted output in all output
1854 formats (previously only available in exim formats via -bpr, -bpru,
1855 and -bpra. Now also available in native and exiqgrep formats)
1857 JJ/07 exipick: added --freeze and --thaw options to allow faster interaction
1858 with very large, slow to parse queues
1860 JJ/08 exipick: added ! as generic prefix to negate any criteria format
1862 JJ/09 exipick: miscellaneous performance enhancements (~24% improvements)
1864 PH/57 Tidies in SMTP dialogue display in debug output: (i) It was not showing
1865 responses to authentication challenges, though it was showing the
1866 challenges; (ii) I've removed the CR characters from the debug output for
1867 SMTP output lines.
1869 PH/58 Allow for the insertion of a newline as well as a space when a string
1870 is turned into more than one encoded-word during RFC 2047 encoding. The
1871 Sieve code now uses this.
1873 PH/59 Added the following errors that can be detected in retry rules: mail_4xx,
1874 data_4xx, lost_connection, tls_required.
1876 PH/60 When a VRFY deferred or FAILED, the log message rather than the user
1877 message was being sent as an SMTP response.
1879 PH/61 Add -l and -k options to exicyclog.
1881 PH/62 When verifying, if an address was redirected to one new address, so that
1882 verification continued, and the new address failed or deferred after
1883 having set something in $address_data, the value of $address_data was not
1884 passed back to the ACL. This was different to the case when no
1885 redirection occurred. The value is now passed back in both cases.
1887 PH/63 Changed the macro HAVE_LOGIN_CAP (see PH/41 for this release above) to
1888 HAVE_SETCLASSRESOURCES because there are different APIs in use that all
1889 use login_cap.h, so on its own it isn't the distinguishing feature. The
1890 new name refers directly to the setclassresources() function.
1892 PH/65 Added configuration files for NetBSD3.
1894 PH/66 Updated OS/Makefile-HP-UX for gcc 4.1.0 with HP-UX 11.
1896 PH/67 Fixed minor infelicity in the sorting of addresses to ensure that IPv6
1897 is preferred over IPv4.
1899 PH/68 The bounce_return_message and bounce_return_body options were not being
1900 honoured for bounces generated during the reception of non-SMTP messages.
1901 In particular, this applied to messages rejected by the ACL. This bug has
1902 been fixed. However, if bounce_return_message is true and bounce_return_
1903 body is false, the headers that are returned for a non-SMTP message
1904 include only those that have been read before the error was detected.
1905 (In the case of an ACL rejection, they have all been read.)
1907 PH/69 The HTML version of the specification is now built in a directory called
1908 spec_html instead of spec.html, because the latter looks like a path with
1909 a MIME-type, and this confuses some software.
1911 PH/70 Catch two compiler warnings in sieve.c.
1913 PH/71 Fixed an obscure and subtle bug (thanks Alexander & Matthias). The
1914 function verify_get_ident() calls ip_connect() to connect a socket, but
1915 if the "connect()" function timed out, ip_connect() used to close the
1916 socket. However, verify_get_ident() also closes the socket later, and in
1917 between Exim writes to the log, which may get opened at this point. When
1918 the socket was closed in ip_connect(), the log could get the same file
1919 descriptor number as the socket. This naturally causes chaos. The fix is
1920 not to close the socket in ip_connect(); the socket should be closed by
1921 the function that creates it. There was only one place in the code where
1922 this was missing, in the iplookup router, which I don't think anybody now
1923 uses, but I've fixed it anyway.
1925 PH/72 Make dns_again_means_nonexist apply to lookups using gethostbyname() as
1926 well as to direct DNS lookups. Otherwise the handling of names in host
1927 lists is inconsistent and therefore confusing.
1930 Exim version 4.60
1931 -----------------
1933 PH/01 Two changes to the default runtime configuration:
1935 (1) Move the checks for relay_from_hosts and authenticated clients from
1936 after to before the (commented out) DNS black list checks.
1938 (2) Add control=submission to the relay_from_hosts and authenticated
1939 clients checks, on the grounds that messages accepted by these
1940 statements are most likely to be submissions.
1942 PH/02 Several tidies to the handling of ${prvs and ${prvscheck:
1944 (1) Generate an error if the third argument for the ${prvs expansion is
1945 not a single digit.
1947 (2) Treat a missing third argument of ${prvscheck as if it were an empty
1948 string.
1950 (3) Reset the variables that are obtained from the first argument of
1951 ${prvscheck and used in the second argument before leaving the code,
1952 because their memory is reclaimed, so using them afterwards may do
1953 silly things.
1955 (4) Tidy up the code for expanding the arguments of ${prvscheck one by
1956 one (it's much easier than Tom thought :-).
1958 (5) Because of (4), we can now allow for the use of $prvscheck_result
1959 inside the third argument.
1961 PH/03 For some reason, the default setting of PATH when running a command from
1962 a pipe transport was just "/usr/bin". I have changed it to
1963 "/bin:/usr/bin".
1966 anything to be listed in the output from -bV.
1968 PH/05 When a filter generated an autoreply, the entire To: header line was
1969 quoted in the delivery log line, like this:
1971 => >A.N.Other <ano@some.domain> <original@ddress> ...
1973 This has been changed so that it extracts the operative address. There
1974 may be more than one such address. If so, they are comma-separated, like
1975 this:
1977 => >ano@some.domain,ona@other.domain <original@ddress> ...
1979 PH/06 When a client host used a correct literal IP address in a HELO or EHLO
1980 command, (for example, EHLO []) and the client's IP address was
1981 not being looked up in the rDNS to get a host name, Exim was showing the
1982 IP address twice in Received: lines, even though the IP addresses were
1983 identical. For example:
1985 Received: from [] (helo=[])
1987 However, if the real host name was known, it was omitting the HELO data
1988 if it matched the actual IP address. This has been tidied up so that it
1989 doesn't show the same IP address twice.
1991 PH/07 When both +timestamp and +memory debugging was on, the value given by
1992 $tod_xxx expansions could be wrong, because the tod_stamp() function was
1993 called by the debug printing, thereby overwriting the timestamp buffer.
1994 Debugging no longer uses the tod_stamp() function when +timestamp is set.
1996 PH/08 When the original message was included in an autoreply transport, it
1997 always said "this is a copy of the message, including all the headers",
1998 even if body_only or headers_only was set. It now gives an appropriate
1999 message.
2001 PH/09 Applied a patch from the Sieve maintainer which:
2003 o fixes some comments
2004 o adds the (disabled) notify extension core
2005 o adds some debug output for the result of if/elsif tests
2006 o points to the current vacation draft in the documentation
2007 and documents the missing references header update
2009 and most important:
2011 o fixes a bug in processing the envelope test (when testing
2012 multiple envelope elements, the last element determinted the
2013 result)
2015 PH/10 Exim was violating RFC 3834 ("Recommendations for Automatic Responses to
2016 Electronic Mail") by including:
2018 Auto-submitted: auto-generated
2020 in the messages that it generates (bounce messages and others, such as
2021 warnings). In the case of bounce messages for non-SMTP mesages, there was
2022 also a typo: it was using "Auto_submitted" (underscore instead of
2023 hyphen). Since every message generated by Exim is necessarily in response
2024 to another message, thes have all been changed to:
2026 Auto-Submitted: auto-replied
2028 in accordance with these statements in the RFC:
2030 The auto-replied keyword:
2032 - SHOULD be used on messages sent in direct response to another
2033 message by an automatic process,
2035 - MUST NOT be used on manually-generated messages,
2037 - MAY be used on Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) and Message
2038 Disposition Notifications (MDNs),
2040 - MUST NOT be used on messages generated by automatic or periodic
2041 processes, except for messages which are automatic responses to
2042 other messages.
2044 PH/11 Added "${if def:sender_address {(envelope-from <$sender_address>)\n\t}}"
2045 to the default Received: header definition.
2047 PH/12 Added log selector acl_warn_skipped (default on).
2049 PH/13 After a successful wildlsearch lookup, discard the values of numeric
2050 variables because (a) they are in the wrong storage pool and (b) even if
2051 they were copied, it wouldn't work properly because of the caching.
2053 PH/14 Add check_rfc2047_length to disable enforcement of RFC 2047 length
2054 checking when decoding. Apparently there are clients that generate
2055 overlong encoded strings. Why am I not surprised?
2057 PH/15 If the first argument of "${if match_address" was not empty, but did not
2058 contain an "@" character, Exim crashed. Now it writes a panic log message
2059 and treats the condition as false.
2061 PH/16 In autoreply, treat an empty string for "once" the same as unset.
2063 PH/17 A further patch from the Sieve maintainer: "Introduce the new Sieve
2064 extension "envelope-auth". The code is finished and in agreement with
2065 other implementations, but there is no documentation so far and in fact,
2066 nobody wrote the draft yet. This extension is currently #undef'ed, thus
2067 not changing the active code.
2069 Print executed "if" and "elsif" statements when debugging is used. This
2070 helps a great deal to understand what a filter does.
2072 Document more things not specified clearly in RFC3028. I had all this
2073 sorted out, when out of a sudden new issues came to my mind. Oops."
2075 PH/18 Exim was not recognizing the "net-" search type prefix in match_ip lists
2076 (Bugzilla #53).
2078 PH/19 Exim expands the IPv6 address given to -bh to its full non-abbreviated
2079 canonical form (as documented). However, after a host name lookup from
2080 the IP address, check_host() was doing a simple string comparison with
2081 addresses acquired from the DNS when checking that the found name did
2082 have the original IP as one of its addresses. Since any found IPv6
2083 addresses are likely to be in abbreviated form, the comparison could
2084 fail. Luckily, there already exists a function for doing the comparison
2085 by converting both addresses to binary, so now that is used instead of
2086 the text comparison.
2088 PH/20 There was another similar case to PH/19, when a complete host name was
2089 given in a host list; looking up its IP address could give an abbreviated
2090 form, whereas the current host's name might or might not be abbreviated.
2091 The same fix has been applied.
2094 Exim version 4.54
2095 -----------------
2097 PH/01 The ${base62: operator adjusted itself to base 36 when BASE_62 was
2098 set to 36 (for Darwin and Cygwin), but the ${base62d: operator did not.
2099 It now does.
2101 PH/02 Two minor problems detected in Cygwin: the os.{c,h} files had lost */ on
2102 the CVS lines, and there was a missing #if HAVE_IPV6 in host.c.
2104 PH/03 Typo: missing ".o" in src/pcre/Makefile.
2106 PH/04 Tighten up "personal" tests: Instead of testing for any "List-"
2107 header line, restrict the check to what is listed in RFCs 2369 and 2929.
2108 Also, for "Auto-Submitted", treat anything other than "no" as
2109 non-personal, in accordance with RFC 3834. (Previously it treated
2110 anything starting "auto-" as non-personal.)
2112 TF/01 The control=submission/name=... option had a problem with syntax
2113 errors if the name included a slash character. The /name= option
2114 now slurps the rest of the string, so it can include any characters
2115 but it must come last in the list of options (after /sender_retain
2116 or /domain=).
2118 PH/05 Some modifications to the interface to the fake nameserver for the new
2119 testing suite.
2123 Exim version 4.53
2124 -----------------
2126 TK/01 Added the "success_on_redirect" address verification option. See
2127 NewStuff for rationale and an example.
2129 PH/01 Added support for SQLite, basic code supplied by David Woodhouse.
2131 PH/02 Patch to exigrep to allow it to work on syslog lines.
2133 PH/03 When creating an mbox file for a virus/spam scan, use fseek() instead of
2134 fread() to skip over the body file's header line, because in Cygwin the
2135 header line is locked and is inaccessible.
2137 PH/04 Added $message_exim_id, ultimately to replace $message_id (they will both
2138 co-exist for some time) to make it clear that it is the Exim ID that is
2139 referenced, not the Message-ID: header line.
2141 PH/05 Replaced all Tom's calls to snprintf() with calls to the internal
2142 string_format() function, because snprintf() does not exist on all
2143 operating systems.
2145 PH/06 The use of forbid_filter_existstest now also locks out the use of the
2146 ${stat: expansion item.
2148 PH/07 Changed "SMTP protocol violation: synchronization error" into "SMTP
2149 protocol synchronization error", to keep the pedants happy.
2151 PH/08 Arrange for USE_INET_NTOA_FIX to be set in config.h for AIX systems as
2152 well as for IRIX systems, when gcc is being used. See the host.c source
2153 file for comments.
2155 PH/09 Installed latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
2157 PH/10 Named domain lists were not working if used in a queue_smtp_domains
2158 setting.
2160 PH/11 Added support for the IGNOREQUOTA extension to LMTP, both to the lmtp
2161 transport and to the smtp transport in LMTP mode.
2163 TK/02 Remove one case of BASE64 error detection FTTB (undocumented anyway).
2165 PH/12 There was a missing call to search_tidyup() before the fork() in rda.c to
2166 run a filter in a subprocess. This could lead to confusion in subsequent
2167 lookups in the parent process. There should also be a search_tidyup() at
2168 the end of the subprocess.
2170 PH/13 Previously, if "verify = helo" was set in an ACL, the condition was true
2171 only if the host matched helo_try_verify_hosts, which caused the
2172 verification to occur when the EHLO/HELO command was issued. The ACL just
2173 tested the remembered result. Now, if a previous verification attempt has
2174 not happened, "verify = helo" does it there and then.
2176 JJ/01 exipick: added $message_exim_id variable (see 4.53-PH/04)
2178 TK/03 Fix log output including CR from clamd.
2180 PH/14 A reference to $reply_address when Reply-to: was empty and From: did not
2181 exist provoked a memory error which could cause a segfault.
2183 PH/15 Installed PCRE 6.2
2185 PH/17 Defined BIND_8_COMPAT in the Darwin os.h file.
2187 PH/18 Reversed 4.52/PH/17 because the HP-UX user found it wasn't the cause
2188 of the problem. Specifically, suggested +O2 rather than +O1 for the
2189 HP-UX compiler.
2191 PH/19 Added sqlite_lock_timeout option (David Woodhouse's patch).
2193 PH/20 If a delivery was routed to a non-standard port by means of an SRV
2194 record, the port was not correctly logged when the outgoing_port log
2195 selector was set (it logged the transort's default port).
2197 PH/21 Added support for host-specific ports to manualroute, queryprogram,
2198 fallback_hosts, and "hosts" in the smtp transport.
2200 PH/22 If the log selector "outgoing_port" is set, the port is now also given on
2201 host errors such as "Connection refused".
2203 PH/23 Applied a patch to fix problems with exim-4.52 while doing radius
2204 authentication with radiusclient 0.4.9:
2206 - Error returned from rc_read_config was caught wrongly
2207 - Username/password not passed on to radius server due to wrong length.
2209 The presumption is that some radiusclient API changes for 4.51/PH/17
2210 were not taken care of correctly. The code is still untested by me (my
2211 Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of radiusclient), but it was
2212 contributed by a Radius user.
2214 PH/24 When doing a callout, the value of $domain wasn't set correctly when
2215 expanding the "port" option of the smtp transport.
2217 TK/04 MIME ACL: Fix buffer underrun that occurs when EOF condition is met
2218 while reading a MIME header. Thanks to Tom Hughes for a patch.
2220 PH/24 Include config.h inside local_scan.h so that configuration settings are
2221 available.
2223 PH/25 Make $smtp_command_argument available after all SMTP commands. This means
2224 that in an ACL for RCPT (for example), you can examine exactly what was
2225 received.
2227 PH/26 Exim was recognizing IPv6 addresses of the form [IPv6:....] in EHLO
2228 commands, but it was not correctly comparing the address with the actual
2229 client host address. Thus, it would show the EHLO address in Received:
2230 header lines when this was not necessary.
2232 PH/27 Added the % operator to ${eval:}.
2234 PH/28 Exim tries to create and chdir to its spool directory when it starts;
2235 it should be ignoring failures (because with -C, for example, it has lost
2236 privilege). It wasn't ignoring creation failures other than "already
2237 exists".
2239 PH/29 Added "crypteq" to the list of supported features that Exim outputs when
2240 -bV or -d is used.
2242 PH/30 Fixed (presumably very longstanding) bug in exim_dbmbuild: if it failed
2243 because an input line was too long, either on its own, or by virtue of
2244 too many continuations, the temporary file was not being removed, and the
2245 return code was incorrect.
2247 PH/31 Missing "BOOL" in function definition in filtertest.c.
2249 PH/32 Applied Sieve patches from the maintainer.
2251 TK/05 Domainkeys: Accomodate for a minor API change in libdomainkeys 0.67.
2253 PH/33 Added "verify = not_blind".
2255 PH/34 There are settings for CHOWN_COMMAND and MV_COMMAND that can be used in
2256 Local/Makefile (with some defaults set). These are used in built scripts
2257 such as exicyclog, but they have never been used in the exim_install
2258 script (though there are many overriding facilities there). I have
2259 arranged that the exim_install script now takes note of these two
2260 settings.
2262 PH/35 Installed configuration files for Dragonfly.
2264 PH/36 When a locally submitted message by a trusted user did not contain a
2265 From: header, and the sender address was obtained from -f or from an SMTP
2266 MAIL command, and the trusted user did not use -F to supply a sender
2267 name, $originator_name was incorrectly used when constructing a From:
2268 header. Furthermore, $originator_name was used for submission mode
2269 messages from external hosts without From: headers in a similar way,
2270 which is clearly wrong.
2272 PH/37 Added control=suppress_local_fixups.
2274 PH/38 When log_selector = +received_sender was set, and the addition of the
2275 sender made the log line's construction buffer exactly full, or one byte
2276 less than full, an overflow happened when the terminating "\n" was
2277 subsequently added.
2279 PH/39 Added a new log selector, "unknown_in_list", which provokes a log entry
2280 when the result of a list match is failure because a DNS lookup failed.
2282 PH/40 RM_COMMAND is now used in the building process.
2284 PH/41 Added a "distclean" target to the top-level Makefile; it deletes all
2285 the "build-* directories that it finds.
2287 PH/42 (But a TF fix): In a domain list, Exim incorrectly matched @[] if the IP
2288 address in a domain literal was a prefix of an interface address.
2290 PH/43 (Again a TF fix): In the dnslookup router, do not apply widen_domains
2291 when verifying a sender address, unless rewrite_headers is false.
2293 PH/44 Wrote a long comment about why errors_to addresses are verified as
2294 recipients, not senders.
2296 TF/01 Add missing LIBS=-lm to OS/Makefile-OpenBSD which was overlooked when
2297 the ratelimit ACL was added.
2299 PH/45 Added $smtp_command for the full command (cf $smtp_command_argument).
2301 PH/46 Added extra information about PostgreSQL errors to the error string.
2303 PH/47 Added an interface to a fake DNS resolver for use by the new test suite,
2304 avoiding the need to install special zones in a real server. This is
2305 backwards compatible; if it can't find the fake resolver, it drops back.
2306 Thus, both old and new test suites can be run.
2308 TF/02 Added util/ratelimit.pl
2310 TF/03 Minor fix to the ratelimit code to improve its behaviour in case the
2311 clock is set back in time.
2313 TF/04 Fix the ratelimit support in exim_fixdb. Patch provided by Brian
2314 Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>.
2316 TF/05 The fix for PH/43 was not completely correct; widen_domains is always
2317 OK for addresses that are the result of redirections.
2319 PH/48 A number of further additions for the benefit of the new test suite,
2320 including a fake gethostbyname() that interfaces to the fake DNS resolver
2321 (see PH/47 above).
2323 TF/06 The fix for widen_domains has also been applied to qualify_single and
2324 search_parents which are the other dnslookup options that can cause
2325 header rewrites.
2327 PH/49 Michael Haardt's randomized retrying, but as a separate retry parameter
2328 type ("H").
2330 PH/50 Make never_users, trusted_users, admin_groups, trusted_groups expandable.
2332 TF/07 Exim produced the error message "an SRV record indicated no SMTP
2333 service" if it encountered an MX record with an empty target hostname.
2334 The message is now "an MX or SRV record indicated no SMTP service".
2336 TF/08 Change PH/13 introduced the possibility that verify=helo may defer,
2337 if the DNS of the sending site is misconfigured. This is quite a
2338 common situation. This change restores the behaviour of treating a
2339 helo verification defer as a failure.
2341 PH/51 If self=fail was set on a router, the bounce message did not include the
2342 actual error message.
2345 Exim version 4.52
2346 -----------------
2348 TF/01 Added support for Client SMTP Authorization. See NewStuff for details.
2350 PH/01 When a transport filter timed out in a pipe delivery, and the pipe
2351 command itself ended in error, the underlying message about the transport
2352 filter timeout was being overwritten with the pipe command error. Now the
2353 underlying error message should be appended to the second error message.
2355 TK/01 Fix poll() being unavailable on Mac OSX 10.2.
2357 PH/02 Reduce the amount of output that "make" produces by default. Full output
2358 can still be requested.
2360 PH/03 The warning log line about a condition test deferring for a "warn" verb
2361 was being output only once per connection, rather than after each
2362 occurrence (because it was using the same function as for successful
2363 "warn" verbs). This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
2365 TF/02 Two buglets in acl.c which caused Exim to read a few bytes of memory that
2366 it should not have, which might have caused a crash in the right
2367 circumstances, but probably never did.
2369 PH/04 Installed a modified version of Tony Finch's patch to make submission
2370 mode fix the return path as well as the Sender: header line, and to
2371 add a /name= option so that you can make the user's friendly name appear
2372 in the header line.
2374 TF/03 Added the control = fakedefer ACL modifier.
2376 TF/04 Added the ratelimit ACL condition. See NewStuff for details. Thanks to
2377 Mark Lowes for thorough testing.
2379 TK/02 Rewrote SPF support to work with libspf2 versions >1.2.0.
2381 TK/03 Merged latest SRS patch from Miles Wilton.
2383 PH/05 There's a shambles in IRIX6 - it defines EX_OK in unistd.h which conflicts
2384 with the definition in sysexits.h (which is #included earlier).
2385 Fortunately, Exim does not actually use EX_OK. The code used to try to
2386 preserve the sysexits.h value, by assumimg that macro definitions were
2387 scanned for macro replacements. I have been disabused of this notion,
2388 so now the code just undefines EX_OK before #including unistd.h.
2390 PH/06 There is a timeout for writing blocks of data, set by, e.g. data_timeout
2391 in the smtp transport. When a block could not be written in a single
2392 write() function, the timeout was being re-applied to each part-write.
2393 This seems wrong - if the receiver was accepting one byte at a time it
2394 would take for ever. The timeout is now adjusted when this happens. It
2395 doesn't have to be particularly precise.
2397 TK/04 Added simple SPF lookup method in EXPERIMENTAL_SPF. See NewStuff for
2398 details. Thanks to Chris Webb <chris@arachsys.com> for the patch!
2400 PH/07 Added "fullpostmaster" verify option, which does a check to <postmaster>
2401 without a domain if the check to <postmaster@domain> fails.
2403 SC/01 Eximstats: added -xls and the ability to specify output files
2404 (patch written by Frank Heydlauf).
2406 SC/02 Eximstats: use FileHandles for outputing results.
2408 SC/03 Eximstats: allow any combination of xls, txt, and html output.
2410 SC/04 Eximstats: fixed display of large numbers with -nvr option
2412 SC/05 Eximstats: fixed merging of reports with empty tables.
2414 SC/06 Eximstats: added the -include_original_destination flag
2416 SC/07 Eximstats: removed tabs and trailing whitespace.
2418 TK/05 Malware: Improve on aveserver error handling. Patch from Alex Miller.
2420 TK/06 MBOX spool code: Add real "From " MBOX separator line
2421 so the .eml file is really in mbox format (even though
2422 most programs do not really care). Patch from Alex Miller.
2424 TK/07 MBOX spool code: Add X-Envelope-From: and X-Envelope-To: headers.
2425 The latter is generated from $received_to and is only set if the
2426 message has one envelope recipient. SA can use these headers,
2427 obviously out-of-the-box. Patch from Alex Miller.
2429 PH/08 The ${def test on a variable was returning false if the variable's
2430 value was "0", contrary to what the specification has always said!
2431 The result should be true unless the variable is empty.
2433 PH/09 The syntax error of a character other than { following "${if
2434 def:variable_name" (after optional whitespace) was not being diagnosed.
2435 An expansion such as ${if def:sender_ident:{xxx}{yyy}} in which an
2436 accidental colon was present, for example, could give incorrect results.
2438 PH/10 Tidied the code in a number of places where the st_size field of a stat()
2439 result is used (not including appendfile, where other changes are about
2440 to be made).
2442 PH/11 Upgraded appendfile so that quotas larger than 2G are now supported.
2443 This involved changing a lot of size variables from int to off_t. It
2444 should work with maildirs and everything.
2446 TK/08 Apply fix provided by Michael Haardt to prevent deadlock in case of
2447 spamd dying while we are connected to it.
2449 TF/05 Fixed a ${extract error message typo reported by Jeremy Harris
2450 <jgh@wizmail.org>
2452 PH/12 Applied Alex Kiernan's patch for the API change for the error callback
2453 function for BDB 4.3.
2455 PH/13 Changed auto_thaw such that it does not apply to bounce messages.
2457 PH/14 Imported PCRE 6.0; this was more than just a trivial operation because
2458 the sources for PCRE have been re-arranged and more files are now
2459 involved.
2461 PH/15 The code I had for printing potentially long long variables in PH/11
2462 above was not the best (it lost precision). The length of off_t variables
2463 is now inspected at build time, and an appropriate printing format (%ld
2464 or %lld) is chosen and #defined by OFF_T_FMT. We also define LONGLONG_T
2465 to be "long long int" or "long int". This is needed for the internal
2466 formatting function string_vformat().
2468 PH/16 Applied Matthew Newton's patch to exicyclog: "If log_file_path is set in
2469 the configuration file to be ":syslog", then the script "guesses" where
2470 the logs files are, rather than using the compiled in default. In our
2471 case the guess is not the same as the compiled default, so the script
2472 suddenly stopped working when I started to use syslog. The patch checks
2473 to see if log_file_path is "". If so, it attempts to read it from exim
2474 with no configuration file to get the compiled in version, before it
2475 falls back to the previous guessing code."
2477 TK/09 Added "prvs" and "prvscheck" expansion items. These help a lot with
2478 implementing BATV in an Exim configuration. See NewStuff for the gory
2479 details.
2481 PH/17 Applied Michael Haardt's patch for HP-UX, affecting only the os.h and
2482 Makefile that are specific to HP-UX.
2484 PH/18 If the "use_postmaster" option was set for a recipient callout together
2485 with the "random" option, the postmaster address was used as the MAIL
2486 FROM address for the random test, but not for the subsequent recipient
2487 test. It is now used for both.
2489 PH/19 Applied Michael Haardt's patch to update Sieve to RFC3028bis. "The
2490 patch removes a few documentation additions to RFC 3028, because the
2491 latest draft now contains them. It adds the new en;ascii-case comparator
2492 and a new error check for 8bit text in MIME parts. Comparator and
2493 require names are now matched exactly. I enabled the subaddress
2494 extension, but it is not well tested yet (read: it works for me)."
2496 PH/20 Added macros for time_t as for off_t (see PH/15 above) and used them to
2497 rework some of the code of TK/09 above to avoid the hardwired use of
2498 "%lld" and "long long". Replaced the call to snprintf() with a call to
2499 string_vformat().
2501 PH/21 Added some other messages to those in 4.51/PH/42, namely "All relevant MX
2502 records point to non-existent hosts", "retry timeout exceeded", and
2503 "retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period".
2505 PH/22 Fixed some oversights/typos causing bugs when Exim is compiled with
2506 experimental DomainKeys support:
2508 (1) The filter variables $n0-$n9 and $sn0-$sn9 were broken.
2509 (2) On an error such as an illegally used "control", the wrong name for
2510 the control was given.
2512 These problems did NOT occur unless DomainKeys support was compiled.
2514 PH/23 Added daemon_startup_retries and daemon_startup_sleep.
2516 PH/24 Added ${if match_ip condition.
2518 PH/25 Put debug statements on either side of calls to EXIM_DBOPEN() for hints
2519 databases so that it will be absolutely obvious if a crash occurs in the
2520 DB library. This is a regular occurrence (often caused by mis-matched
2521 db.h files).
2523 PH/26 Insert a lot of missing (void) casts for functions such as chown(),
2524 chmod(), fcntl(), sscanf(), and other functions from stdio.h. These were
2525 picked up on a user's system that detects such things. There doesn't seem
2526 to be a gcc warning option for this - only an attribute that has to be
2527 put on the function's prototype. It seems that in Fedora Core 4 they have
2528 set this on a number of new functions. No doubt there will be more in due
2529 course.
2531 PH/27 If a dnslookup or manualroute router is set with verify=only, it need not
2532 specify a transport. However, if an address that was verified by such a
2533 router was the subject of a callout, Exim crashed because it tried to
2534 read the rcpt_include_affixes from the non-existent transport. Now it
2535 just assumes that the setting of that option is false. This bug was
2536 introduced by 4.51/PH/31.
2538 PH/28 Changed -d+all to exclude +memory, because that information is very
2539 rarely of interest, but it makes the output a lot bigger. People tend to
2540 do -d+all out of habit.
2542 PH/29 Removed support for the Linux-libc5 build, as it is obsolete and the
2543 code in os-type was giving problems when libc.so lives in lib64, like on
2544 x86_64 Fedora Core.
2546 PH/30 Exim's DNS code uses the original T_xxx names for DNS record times. These
2547 aren't the modern standard, and it seems that some systems' include files
2548 don't always have them. Exim was already checking for some of the newer
2549 ones like T_AAAA, and defining it itself. I've added checks for all the
2550 record types that Exim uses.
2552 PH/31 When using GnuTLS, if the parameters cache file did not exist, Exim was
2553 not automatically generating a new one, as it is supposed to. This
2554 prevented TLS from working. If the file did exist, but contained invalid
2555 data, a new version was generated, as expected. It was only the case of a
2556 non-existent file that was broken.
2558 TK/10 Domainkeys: Fix a bug in verification that caused a crash in conjunction
2559 with a change in libdomainkeys > 0.64.
2561 TK/11 Domainkeys: Change the logic how the "testing" policy flag is retrieved
2562 from DNS. If the selector record carries the flag, it now has
2563 precedence over the domain-wide flag.
2565 TK/12 Cleared some compiler warnings related to SPF, SRS and DK code.
2567 PH/32 In mua_wrapper mode, if an smtp transport configuration error (such as
2568 the use of a port name that isn't defined in /etc/services) occurred, the
2569 message was deferred as in a normal delivery, and thus remained on the
2570 spool, instead of being failed because of the mua_wrapper setting. This
2571 is now fixed, and I tidied up some of the mua_wrapper messages at the
2572 same time.
2574 SC/08 Eximstats: whilst parsing the mainlog(s), store information about
2575 the messages in a hash of arrays rather than using individual hashes.
2576 This is a bit cleaner and results in dramatic memory savings, albeit
2577 at a slight CPU cost.
2579 SC/09 Eximstats: added the -show_rt<list> and the -show_dt<list> flags
2580 as requested by Marc Sherman.
2582 SC/10 Eximstats: added histograms for user specified patterns as requested
2583 by Marc Sherman.
2585 SC/11 Eximstats: v1.43 - bugfix for pattern histograms with -h0 specified.
2587 PH/33 Patch from the Cygwin maintainer to add "b" to all occurences of
2588 fopen() in the content-scanning modules that did not already have it.
2591 Exim version 4.51
2592 -----------------
2594 TK/01 Added Yahoo DomainKeys support via libdomainkeys. See
2595 doc/experimental-spec.txt for details. (http://domainkeys.sf.net)
2597 TK/02 Fix ACL "control" statement not being available in MIME ACL.
2599 TK/03 Fix ACL "regex" condition not being available in MIME ACL.
2601 PH/01 Installed a patch from the Sieve maintainer that allows -bf to be used
2602 to test Sieve filters that use "vacation".
2604 PH/02 Installed a slightly modified version of Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos' patch
2605 that changes the way the GnuTLS parameters are stored in the cache file.
2606 The new format can be generated externally. For backward compatibility,
2607 if the data in the cache doesn't make sense, Exim assumes it has read an
2608 old-format file, and it generates new data and writes a new file. This
2609 means that you can't go back to an older release without removing the
2610 file.
2612 PH/03 A redirect router that has both "unseen" and "one_time" set does not
2613 work if there are any delivery delays because "one_time" forces the
2614 parent to be marked "delivered", so its unseen clone is never tried
2615 again. For this reason, Exim now forbids the simultaneous setting of
2616 these two options.
2618 PH/04 Change 4.11/85 fixed an obscure bug concerned with addresses that are
2619 redirected to themselves ("homonym" addresses). Read the long ChangeLog
2620 entry if you want to know the details. The fix, however, neglected to
2621 consider the case when local delivery batching is involved. The test for
2622 "previously delivered" was not happening when checking to see if an
2623 address could be batched with a previous (undelivered) one; under
2624 certain circumstances this could lead to multiple deliveries to the same
2625 address.
2627 PH/05 Renamed the macro SOCKLEN_T as EXIM_SOCKLEN_T because AIX uses SOCKLEN_T
2628 in its include files, and this causes problems building Exim.
2630 PH/06 A number of "verify =" ACL conditions have no options (e.g. verify =
2631 header_syntax) but Exim was just ignoring anything given after a slash.
2632 In particular, this caused confusion with an attempt to use "verify =
2633 reverse_host_lookup/defer_ok". An error is now given when options are
2634 supplied for verify items that do not have them. (Maybe reverse_host_
2635 lookup should have a defer_ok option, but that's a different point.)
2637 PH/07 Increase the size of the buffer for incoming SMTP commands from 512 (as
2638 defined by RFC 821) to 2048, because there were problems with some AUTH
2639 commands, and RFC 1869 says the size should be increased for extended
2640 SMTP commands that take arguments.
2642 PH/08 Added ${dlfunc dynamically loaded function for expansion (code from Tony
2643 Finch).
2645 PH/09 Previously, an attempt to use ${perl when it wasn't compiled gave an
2646 "unknown" error; now it says that the functionality isn't in the binary.
2648 PH/10 Added a nasty fudge to try to recognize and flatten LDAP passwords in
2649 an address' error message when a string expansion fails (syntax or
2650 whatever). Otherwise the password may appear in the log. Following change
2651 PH/42 below, there is no longer a chance of it appearing in a bounce
2652 message.
2654 PH/11 Installed exipick version 20050225.0 from John Jetmore.
2656 PH/12 If the last host in a fallback_hosts list was multihomed, only the first
2657 of its addresses was ever tried. (Bugzilla bug #2.)
2659 PH/13 If "headers_add" in a transport didn't end in a newline, Exim printed
2660 the result incorrectly in the debug output. (It correctly added a newline
2661 to what was transported.)
2663 TF/01 Added $received_time.
2665 PH/14 Modified the default configuration to add an acl_smtp_data ACL, with
2666 commented out examples of how to interface to a virus scanner and to
2667 SpamAssassin. Also added commented examples of av_scanner and
2668 spamd_address settings.
2670 PH/15 Further to TK/02 and TK/03 above, tidied up the tables of what conditions
2671 and controls are allowed in which ACLs. There were a couple of minor
2672 errors. Some of the entries in the conditions table (which is a table of
2673 where they are NOT allowed) were getting very unwieldy; rewrote them as a
2674 negation of where the condition IS allowed.
2676 PH/16 Installed updated OS/os.c-cygwin from the Cygwin maintainer.
2678 PH/17 The API for radiusclient changed at release 0.4.0. Unfortunately, the
2679 header file does not have a version number, so I've had to invent a new
2680 value for RADIUS_LIB_TYPE, namely "RADIUSCLIENTNEW" to request the new
2681 API. The code is untested by me (my Linux distribution still has 0.3.2 of
2682 radiusclient), but it was contributed by a Radius user.
2684 PH/18 Installed Lars Mainka's patch for the support of CRL collections in
2685 files or directories, for OpenSSL.
2687 PH/19 When an Exim process that is running as root has to create an Exim log
2688 file, it does so in a subprocess that runs as exim:exim so as to get the
2689 ownership right at creation (otherwise, other Exim processes might see
2690 the file with the wrong ownership). There was no test for failure of this
2691 fork() call, which would lead to the process getting stuck as it waited
2692 for a non-existent subprocess. Forks do occasionally fail when resources
2693 run out. I reviewed all the other calls to fork(); they all seem to check
2694 for failure.
2696 PH/20 When checking for unexpected SMTP input at connect time (before writing
2697 the banner), Exim was not dealing correctly with a non-positive return
2698 from the read() function. If the client had disconnected by this time,
2699 the result was a log entry for a synchronization error with an empty
2700 string after "input=" when read() returned zero. If read() returned -1
2701 (an event I could not check), uninitialized data bytes were printed.
2702 There were reports of junk text (parts of files, etc) appearing after
2703 "input=".
2705 PH/21 Added acl_not_smtp_mime to allow for MIME scanning for non-SMTP messages.
2707 PH/22 Added support for macro redefinition, and (re)definition in between
2708 driver and ACL definitions.
2710 PH/23 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was expanding server_hostname, but then
2711 forgetting to use the resulting value; it was using the unexpanded value.
2713 PH/24 The cyrus_sasl authenticator was advertising mechanisms for which it
2714 hadn't been configured. The fix is from Juergen Kreileder, who
2715 understands it better than I do:
2717 "Here's what I see happening with three configured cyrus_sasl
2718 authenticators configured (plain, login, cram-md5):
2720 On startup auth_cyrus_sasl_init() gets called for each of these.
2721 This means three calls to sasl_listmech() without a specified mech_list.
2722 => SASL tests which mechs of all available mechs actually work
2723 => three warnings about OTP not working
2724 => the returned list contains: plain, login, cram-md5, digest-md5, ...
2726 With the patch, sasl_listmech() also gets called three times. But now
2727 SASL's mech_list option is set to the server_mech specified in the the
2728 authenticator. Or in other words, the answer from sasl_listmech()
2729 gets limited to just the mech you're testing for (which is different
2730 for each call.)
2731 => the return list contains just 'plain' or 'login', 'cram-md5' or
2732 nothing depending on the value of ob->server_mech.
2734 I've just tested the patch: Authentication still works fine,
2735 unavailable mechs specified in the exim configuration are still
2736 caught, and the auth.log warnings about OTP are gone."
2738 PH/25 When debugging is enabled, the contents of the command line are added
2739 to the debugging output, even when log_selector=+arguments is not
2740 specified.
2742 PH/26 Change scripts/os-type so that when "uname -s" returns just "GNU", the
2743 answer is "GNU", and only if the return is "GNU/something" is the answer
2744 "Linux".
2746 PH/27 $acl_verify_message is now set immediately after the failure of a
2747 verification in an ACL, and so is available in subsequent modifiers. In
2748 particular, the message can be preserved by coding like this:
2750 warn !verify = sender
2751 set acl_m0 = $acl_verify_message
2753 Previously, $acl_verify_message was set only while expanding "message"
2754 and "log_message" when a very denied access.
2756 PH/28 Modified OS/os.c-Linux with
2758 -#ifndef OS_LOAD_AVERAGE
2759 +#if !defined(OS_LOAD_AVERAGE) && defined(__linux__)
2761 to make Exim compile on kfreebsd-gnu. (I'm totally confused about the
2762 nomenclature these days.)
2764 PH/29 Installed patch from the Sieve maintainer that adds the options
2765 sieve_useraddress and sieve_subaddress to the redirect router.
2767 PH/30 In these circumstances:
2768 . Two addresses routed to the same list of hosts;
2769 . First host does not offer TLS;
2770 . First host accepts first address;
2771 . First host gives temporary error to second address;
2772 . Second host offers TLS and a TLS session is established;
2773 . Second host accepts second address.
2774 Exim incorrectly logged both deliveries with the TLS parameters (cipher
2775 and peerdn, if requested) that were in fact used only for the second
2776 address.
2778 PH/31 When doing a callout as part of verifying an address, Exim was not paying
2779 attention to any local part prefix or suffix that was matched by the
2780 router that accepted the address. It now behaves in the same way as it
2781 does for delivery: the affixes are removed from the local part unless
2782 rcpt_include_affixes is set on the transport.
2784 PH/32 Add the sender address, as F=<...>, to the log line when logging a
2785 timeout during the DATA phase of an incoming message.
2787 PH/33 Sieve envelope tests were broken for match types other than :is. I have
2788 applied a patch sanctioned by the Sieve maintainer.
2790 PH/34 Change 4.50/80 broke Exim in that it could no longer handle cases where
2791 the uid or gid is negative. A case of a negative gid caused this to be
2792 noticed. The fix allows for either to be negative.
2794 PH/35 ACL_WHERE_MIME is now declared unconditionally, to avoid too much code
2795 clutter, but the tables that are indexed by ACL_WHERE_xxx values had been
2796 overlooked.
2798 PH/36 The change PH/12 above was broken. Fixed it.
2800 PH/37 Exim used to check for duplicate addresses in the middle of routing, on
2801 the grounds that routing the same address twice would always produce the
2802 same answer. This might have been true once, but it is certainly no
2803 longer true now. Routing a child address may depend on the previous
2804 routing that produced that child. Some complicated redirection strategies
2805 went wrong when messages had multiple recipients, and made Exim's
2806 behaviour dependent on the order in which the addresses were given.
2808 I have moved the duplicate checking until after the routing is complete.
2809 Exim scans the addresses that are assigned to local and remote
2810 transports, and removes any duplicates. This means that more work will be
2811 done, as duplicates will always all be routed, but duplicates are
2812 presumably rare, so I don't expect this is of any significance.
2814 For deliveries to pipes, files, and autoreplies, the duplicate checking
2815 still happens during the routing process, since they are not going to be
2816 routed further.
2818 PH/38 Installed a patch from Ian Freislich, with the agreement of Tom Kistner.
2819 It corrects a timeout issue with spamd. This is Ian's comment: "The
2820 background is that sometimes spamd either never reads data from a
2821 connection it has accepted, or it never writes response data. The exiscan
2822 spam.[ch] uses a 3600 second timeout on spamd socket reads, further, it
2823 blindly assumes that writes won't block so it may never time out."
2825 PH/39 Allow G after quota size as well as K and M.
2827 PH/40 The value set for $authenticated_id in an authenticator may not contain
2828 binary zeroes or newlines because the value is written to log lines and
2829 to spool files. There was no check on this. Now the value is run through
2830 the string_printing() function so that such characters are converted to
2831 printable escape sequences.
2833 PH/41 $message_linecount is a new variable that contains the total number of
2834 lines in the message. Compare $body_linecount, which is the count for the
2835 body only.
2837 PH/42 Exim no longer gives details of delivery errors for specific addresses in
2838 bounce and delay warning messages, except in certain special cases, which
2839 are as follows:
2841 (a) An SMTP error message from a remote host;
2842 (b) A message specified in a :fail: redirection;
2843 (c) A message specified in a "fail" command in a system filter;
2844 (d) A message specified in a FAIL return from the queryprogram router;
2845 (e) A message specified by the cannot_route_message router option.
2847 In these cases only, Exim does include the error details in bounce and
2848 warning messages. There are also a few cases where bland messages such
2849 as "unrouteable address" or "local delivery error" are given.
2851 PH/43 $value is now also set for the "else" part of a ${run expansion.
2853 PH/44 Applied patch from the Sieve maintainer: "The vacation draft is still
2854 being worked on, but at least Exim now implements the latest version to
2855 play with."
2857 PH/45 In a pipe transport, although a timeout while waiting for the pipe
2858 process to complete was treated as a delivery failure, a timeout while
2859 writing the message to the pipe was logged, but erroneously treated as a
2860 successful delivery. Such timeouts include transport filter timeouts. For
2861 consistency with the overall process timeout, these timeouts are now
2862 treated as errors, giving rise to delivery failures by default. However,
2863 there is now a new Boolean option for the pipe transport called
2864 timeout_defer, which, if set TRUE, converts the failures into defers for
2865 both kinds of timeout. A transport filter timeout is now identified in
2866 the log output.
2868 PH/46 The "scripts/Configure-config.h" script calls "make" at one point. On
2869 systems where "make" and "gmake" are different, calling "gmake" at top
2870 level broke things. I've arranged for the value of $(MAKE) to be passed
2871 from the Makefile to this script so that it can call the same version of
2872 "make".
2875 A note about Exim versions 4.44 and 4.50
2876 ----------------------------------------
2878 Exim 4.50 was meant to be the next release after 4.43. It contains a lot of
2879 changes of various kinds. As a consequence, a big documentation update was
2880 needed. This delayed the release for rather longer than seemed good, especially
2881 in the light of a couple of (minor) security issues. Therefore, the changes
2882 that fixed bugs were backported into 4.43, to create a 4.44 maintenance
2883 release. So 4.44 and 4.50 are in effect two different branches that both start
2884 from 4.43.
2886 I have left the 4.50 change log unchanged; it contains all the changes since
2887 4.43. The change log for 4.44 is below; many of its items are identical to
2888 those for 4.50. This seems to be the most sensible way to preserve the
2889 historical information.
2892 Exim version 4.50
2893 -----------------
2895 1. Minor wording change to the doc/README.SIEVE file.
2897 2. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug: if quota_filecount was set, the
2898 computation of the current number of files was incorrect.
2900 3. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
2901 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
2902 place.
2904 4. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
2905 filter fails to execute.
2907 5. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
2908 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
2909 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
2910 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
2911 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
2913 6. Added CONFIGURE_GROUP build-time option.
2915 7. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
2916 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
2917 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
2918 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
2920 8. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
2921 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
2922 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
2923 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
2924 control that does not make sense is encountered.
2926 9. Added the /retain_sender option to "control=submission".
2928 10. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
2930 11. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
2931 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
2932 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
2933 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
2935 12. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
2936 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
2937 sender verification.
2939 13. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
2940 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement.
2942 14. Added forbid_sieve_filter and forbid_exim_filter to the redirect router.
2944 15. Added a new option "connect=<time>" to callout options, to set a different
2945 connection timeout.
2947 16. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
2948 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
2950 17. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
2951 the spool by the -Mrm option.
2953 18. New variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure contain
2954 information about exactly what failed.
2956 19. Added -dd to debug only the daemon process.
2958 20. Incorporated Michael Haardt's patch to ldap.c for improving the way it
2959 handles timeouts, both on the server side and network timeouts. Renamed the
2960 CONNECT parameter as NETTIMEOUT (but kept the old name for compatibility).
2962 21. The rare case of EHLO->STARTTLS->HELO was setting the protocol to "smtp".
2963 It is now set to "smtps".
2965 22. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
2966 ignore_target_hosts.
2968 23. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
2969 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
2970 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
2971 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
2972 "[x.x.x.x]".
2974 24. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
2975 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
2976 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
2978 25. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
2979 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
2980 wake it up if nothing else does.
2982 26. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
2983 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
2984 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
2985 end up negative.
2987 27. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
2988 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
2990 28. Installed the latest version of exipick from John Jetmore.
2992 29. In an address list, if the pattern was not a regular expression, an empty
2993 subject address (from a bounce message) matched only if the pattern was an
2994 empty string. Non-empty patterns were not even tested. This was the wrong
2995 because it is perfectly reasonable to use an empty address as part of a
2996 database query. An empty address is now tested by patterns that are
2997 lookups. However, all the other forms of pattern expect the subject to
2998 contain a local part and a domain, and therefore, for them, an empty
2999 address still always fails if the pattern is not itself empty.
3001 30. Exim went into a mad DNS loop when attempting to do a callout where the
3002 host was specified on an smtp transport, and looking it up yielded more
3003 than one IP address.
3005 31. Re-factored the code for checking spool and log partition space into a
3006 function that finds that data and another that does the check. The former
3007 is then used to implement four new variables: $spool_space, $log_space,
3008 $spool_inodes, and $log_inodes.
3010 32. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
3011 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
3012 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
3013 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
3014 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
3015 1024 to 2048 bytes.
3017 33. It is now permitted to omit both strings after an "if" condition; if the
3018 condition is true, the result is "true". As before, when the second string
3019 is omitted, a false condition yields an empty string. This makes it less
3020 cumbersome to write custom ACL and router conditions.
3022 34. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
3023 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
3024 respected.
3026 35. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
3027 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
3028 $sender_host_address.
3030 36. The table in the code that translates DNS record types into text (T_A to
3031 "A" for instance) was missing entries for NS and CNAME. It is just possible
3032 that this could have caused confusion if both these types were looked up
3033 for the same domain, because the text type is used as part of Exim's
3034 per-process caching. But the chance of anyone hitting this buglet seems
3035 very small.
3037 37. The dnsdb lookup has been extended in a number of ways.
3039 (1) There is a new type, "zns", which walks up the domain tree until it
3040 finds some nameserver records. It should be used with care.
3042 (2) There is a new type, "mxh", which is like "mx" except that it returns
3043 just the host names, not the priorities.
3045 (3) It is now possible to give a list of domains (or IP addresses) to be
3046 looked up. The behaviour when one of the lookups defers can be
3047 controlled by a keyword.
3049 (4) It is now possible to specify the separator character for use when
3050 multiple records are returned.
3052 38. The dnslists ACL condition has been extended: it is now possible to supply
3053 a list of IP addresses and/or domains to be looked up in a particular DNS
3054 domain.
3056 39. Added log_selector=+queue_time_overall.
3058 40. When running the queue in the test harness, wait just a tad after forking a
3059 delivery process, to get repeatability of debugging output.
3061 41. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
3062 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
3063 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
3065 42. Allow both -bf and -bF in the same test run.
3067 43. Did the same fix as 41 above for OpenSSL, which had the same infelicity.
3069 44. The "Exiscan patch" is now merged into the mainline Exim source.
3071 45. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
3072 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
3073 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
3074 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
3075 because the tests only now provoked it.
3077 46. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
3078 (this can affect the format of dates).
3080 47. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
3081 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
3082 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
3083 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
3085 48. Steve fixed some bugs in eximstats.
3087 49. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
3088 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
3089 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
3090 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
3092 50. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
3093 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
3094 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
3096 51. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
3097 autoreply.
3099 52. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
3100 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
3101 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
3102 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
3103 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
3104 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
3105 is going on).
3107 53. Now that there can be additional text after "Completed" in log lines (if
3108 the queue_time_overall log selector is set), a one-byte patch to exigrep
3109 was needed to allow it to recognize "Completed" as not the last thing in
3110 the line.
3112 54. The LDAP lookup was not handling a return of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE. A
3113 patch that reportedly fixes this has been added. I am not expert enough to
3114 create a test for it. This is what the patch creator wrote:
3116 "I found a little strange behaviour of ldap code when working with
3117 Windows 2003 AD Domain, where users was placed in more than one
3118 Organization Units. When I tried to give exim partial DN, the exit code
3119 of ldap_search was unknown to exim because of LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE.
3120 But simultaneously result of request was absolutely normal ldap result,
3121 so I produce this patch..."
3123 Later: it seems that not all versions of LDAP support LDAP_RES_SEARCH_
3124 REFERENCE, so I have modified the code to exclude the patch when that macro
3125 is not defined.
3127 55. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
3128 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
3129 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
3130 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
3131 CAN-2005-0021
3133 56. Improve error message when ldap_search() fails in OpenLDAP or Solaris LDAP.
3135 57. Double the size of the debug message buffer (to 2048) so that more of very
3136 long debug lines gets shown.
3138 58. The exicyclog utility now does better if the number of log files to keep
3139 exceeds 99. In this case, it numbers them 001, 002 ... instead of 01, 02...
3141 59. Two changes related to the smtp_active_hostname option:
3143 (1) $smtp_active_hostname is now available as a variable.
3144 (2) The default for smtp_banner uses $smtp_active_hostname instead
3145 of $primary_hostname.
3147 60. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
3148 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
3149 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
3150 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
3151 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
3152 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
3153 by change 4.50/55 above.
3155 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
3156 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
3157 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
3158 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
3159 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
3160 running as the user.
3161 CAN-2005-0021
3163 61. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
3164 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
3165 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
3166 CAN-2005-0022
3168 62. Configuration update for GNU/Hurd and variations. Updated Makefile-GNU and
3169 os.h-GNU, and added configuration files for GNUkFreeBSD and GNUkNetBSD.
3171 63. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
3172 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
3173 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
3174 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
3175 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
3177 64. A call to exiwhat cut short delays set up by "delay" modifiers in ACLs.
3178 This has been fixed.
3180 65. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
3181 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
3182 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
3183 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
3184 the caching.)
3186 66. Added hosts_max_try_hardlimit to the smtp transport, default 50.
3188 67. The string_is_ip_address() function returns 0, 4, or 6, for "no an IP
3189 address", "IPv4 address", and "IPv6 address", respectively. Some calls of
3190 the function were treating the return as a boolean value, which happened to
3191 work because 0=false and not-0=true, but is not correct code.
3193 68. The host_aton() function was not handling scoped IPv6 addresses (those
3194 with, for example, "%eth0" on the end) correctly.
3196 69. Fixed some compiler warnings in acl.c for the bitmaps specified with
3197 negated items (that is, ~something) in unsigned ints. Some compilers
3198 apparently mutter when there is no cast.
3200 70. If an address verification called from an ACL failed, and did not produce a
3201 user-specific message (i.e. there was only a "system" message), nothing was
3202 put in $acl_verify_message. In this situation, it now puts the system
3203 message there.
3205 71. Change 4.23/11 added synchronization checking at the start of an SMTP
3206 session; change 4.31/43 added the unwanted input to the log line - except
3207 that it did not do this in the start of session case. It now does.
3209 72. After a timeout in a callout SMTP session, Exim still sent a QUIT command.
3210 This is wrong and can cause the other end to generate a synchronization
3211 error if it is another Exim or anything else that does the synchronization
3212 check. A QUIT command is no longer sent after a timeout.
3214 73. $host_lookup_deferred has been added, to make it easier to detect DEFERs
3215 during host lookups.
3217 74. The defer_ok option of callout verification was not working if it was used
3218 when verifying addresses in header lines, that is, for this case:
3220 verify = header_sender/callout=defer_ok
3222 75. A backgrounded daemon closed stdin/stdout/stderr on entry; this meant that
3223 those file descriptors could be used for SMTP connections. If anything
3224 wrote to stderr (the example that came up was "warn" in embedded Perl), it
3225 could be sent to the SMTP client, causing chaos. The daemon now opens
3226 stdin, stdout, and stderr to /dev/null when it puts itself into the
3227 background.
3229 76. Arrange for output from Perl's "warn" command to be written to Exim's main
3230 log by default. The user can override this with suitable Perl magic.
3232 77. The use of log_message on a "discard" ACL verb, which is supposed to add to
3233 the log message when discard triggers, was not working for the DATA ACL or
3234 for the non-SMTP ACL.
3236 78. Error message wording change in sieve.c.
3238 79. If smtp_accept_max_per_host was set, the number of connections could be
3239 restricted to fewer than expected, because the daemon was trying to set up
3240 a new connection before checking whether the processes handling previous
3241 connections had finished. The check for completed processes is now done
3242 earlier. On busy systems, this bug wouldn't be noticed because something
3243 else would have woken the daemon, and it would have reaped the completed
3244 process earlier.
3246 80. If a message was submitted locally by a user whose login name contained one
3247 or more spaces (ugh!), the spool file that Exim wrote was not re-readable.
3248 It caused a spool format error. I have fixed the spool reading code. A
3249 related problem was that the "from" clause in the Received: line became
3250 illegal because of the space(s). It is now covered by ${quote_local_part.
3252 81. Included the latest eximstats from Steve (adds average sizes to HTML Top
3253 tables).
3255 82. Updated OS/Makefile-AIX as per message from Mike Meredith.
3257 83. Patch from Sieve maintainer to fix unterminated string problem in
3258 "vacation" handling.
3260 84. Some minor changes to the Linux configuration files to help with other
3261 OS variants using glibc.
3263 85. One more patch for Sieve to update vacation handling to latest spec.
3266 ----------------------------------------------------
3267 See the note above about the 4.44 and 4.50 releases.
3268 ----------------------------------------------------
3271 Exim version 4.44
3272 -----------------
3274 1. Change 4.43/35 introduced a bug that caused file counts to be
3275 incorrectly computed when quota_filecount was set in an appendfile
3276 transport
3278 2. Closing a stable door: arrange to panic-die if setitimer() ever fails. The
3279 bug fixed in 4.43/37 would have been diagnosed quickly if this had been in
3280 place.
3282 3. Give more explanation in the error message when the command for a transport
3283 filter fails to execute.
3285 4. There are several places where Exim runs a non-Exim command in a
3286 subprocess. The SIGUSR1 signal should be disabled for these processes. This
3287 was being done only for the command run by the queryprogram router. It is
3288 now done for all such subprocesses. The other cases are: ${run, transport
3289 filters, and the commands run by the lmtp and pipe transports.
3291 5. Some older OS have a limit of 256 on the maximum number of file
3292 descriptors. Exim was using setrlimit() to set 1000 as a large value
3293 unlikely to be exceeded. Change 4.43/17 caused a lot of logging on these
3294 systems. I've change it so that if it can't get 1000, it tries for 256.
3296 6. "control=submission" was allowed, but had no effect, in a DATA ACL. This
3297 was an oversight, and furthermore, ever since the addition of extra
3298 controls (e.g. 4.43/32), the checks on when to allow different forms of
3299 "control" were broken. There should now be diagnostics for all cases when a
3300 control that does not make sense is encountered.
3302 7. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
3304 8. Tidy the search cache before the fork to do a delivery from a message
3305 received from the command line. Otherwise the child will trigger a lookup
3306 failure and thereby defer the delivery if it tries to use (for example) a
3307 cached ldap connection that the parent has called unbind on.
3309 9. If verify=recipient was followed by verify=sender in a RCPT ACL, the value
3310 of $address_data from the recipient verification was clobbered by the
3311 sender verification.
3313 10. If FIXED_NEVER_USERS was defined, but empty, Exim was assuming the uid 0
3314 was its contents. (It was OK if the option was not defined at all.)
3316 11. A "Completed" log line is now written for messages that are removed from
3317 the spool by the -Mrm option.
3319 12. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
3320 ignore_target_hosts.
3322 13. When checking ignore_target_hosts for an ipliteral router, no host name was
3323 being passed; this would have caused $sender_host_name to have been used if
3324 matching the list had actually called for a host name (not very likely,
3325 since this list is usually IP addresses). A host name is now passed as
3326 "[x.x.x.x]".
3328 14. Changed the calls that set up the SIGCHLD handler in the daemon to use the
3329 code that specifies a non-restarting handler (typically sigaction() in
3330 modern systems) in an attempt to fix a rare and obscure crash bug.
3332 15. Narrowed the window for a race in the daemon that could cause it to ignore
3333 SIGCHLD signals. This is not a major problem, because they are used only to
3334 wake it up if nothing else does.
3336 16. A malformed maildirsize file could cause Exim to calculate negative values
3337 for the mailbox size or file count. Odd effects could occur as a result.
3338 The maildirsize information is now recalculated if the size or filecount
3339 end up negative.
3341 17. Added HAVE_SYS_STATVFS_H to the os.h file for Linux, as it has had this
3342 support for a long time. Removed HAVE_SYS_VFS_H.
3344 18. Updated exipick to current release from John Jetmore.
3346 19. Allow an empty sender to be matched against a lookup in an address list.
3347 Previously the only cases considered were a regular expression, or an
3348 empty pattern.
3350 20. Exim went into a mad DNS lookup loop when doing a callout where the
3351 host was specified on the transport, if the DNS lookup yielded more than
3352 one IP address.
3354 21. The RFC2047 encoding function was originally intended for short strings
3355 such as real names; it was not keeping to the 75-character limit for
3356 encoded words that the RFC imposes. It now respects the limit, and
3357 generates multiple encoded words if necessary. To be on the safe side, I
3358 have increased the buffer size for the ${rfc2047: expansion operator from
3359 1024 to 2048 bytes.
3361 22. Failure to deliver a bounce message always caused it to be frozen, even if
3362 there was an errors_to setting on the router. The errors_to setting is now
3363 respected.
3365 23. If an IPv6 address is given for -bh or -bhc, it is now converted to the
3366 canonical form (fully expanded) before being placed in
3367 $sender_host_address.
3369 24. Updated eximstats to version 1.33
3371 25. Include certificate and key file names in error message when GnuTLS fails
3372 to set them up, because the GnuTLS error message doesn't include the name
3373 of the failing file when there is a problem reading it.
3375 26. Expand error message when OpenSSL has problems setting up cert/key files.
3376 As per change 25.
3378 27. Reset the locale to "C" after calling embedded Perl, in case it was changed
3379 (this can affect the format of dates).
3381 28. exim_tidydb, when checking for the continued existence of a message for
3382 which it has found a message-specific retry record, was not finding
3383 messages that were in split spool directories. Consequently, it was
3384 deleting retry records that should have stayed in existence.
3386 29. eximstats updated to version 1.35
3387 1.34 - allow eximstats to parse syslog lines as well as mainlog lines
3388 1.35 - bugfix such that pie charts by volume are generated correctly
3390 30. The SPA authentication driver was not abandoning authentication and moving
3391 on to the next authenticator when an expansion was forced to fail,
3392 contradicting the general specification for all authenticators. Instead it
3393 was generating a temporary error. It now behaves as specified.
3395 31. The default ordering of permitted cipher suites for GnuTLS was pessimal
3396 (the order specifies the preference for clients). The order is now AES256,
3397 AES128, 3DES, ARCFOUR128.
3399 31. Small patch to Sieve code - explicitly set From: when generating an
3400 autoreply.
3402 32. Exim crashed if a remote delivery caused a very long error message to be
3403 recorded - for instance if somebody sent an entire SpamAssassin report back
3404 as a large number of 550 error lines. This bug was coincidentally fixed by
3405 increasing the size of one of Exim's internal buffers (big_buffer) that
3406 happened as part of the Exiscan merge. However, to be on the safe side, I
3407 have made the code more robust (and fixed the comments that describe what
3408 is going on).
3410 33. Some experimental protocols are using DNS PTR records for new purposes. The
3411 keys for these records are domain names, not reversed IP addresses. The
3412 dnsdb PTR lookup now tests whether its key is an IP address. If not, it
3413 leaves it alone. Component reversal etc. now happens only for IP addresses.
3414 CAN-2005-0021
3416 34. The host_aton() function is supposed to be passed a string that is known
3417 to be a valid IP address. However, in the case of IPv6 addresses, it was
3418 not checking this. This is a hostage to fortune. Exim now panics and dies
3419 if the condition is not met. A case was found where this could be provoked
3420 from a dnsdb PTR lookup with an IPv6 address that had more than 8
3421 components; fortuitously, this particular loophole had already been fixed
3422 by change 4.50/55 or 4.44/33 above.
3424 If there are any other similar loopholes, the new check in host_aton()
3425 itself should stop them being exploited. The report I received stated that
3426 data on the command line could provoke the exploit when Exim was running as
3427 exim, but did not say which command line option was involved. All I could
3428 find was the use of -be with a bad dnsdb PTR lookup, and in that case it is
3429 running as the user.
3430 CAN-2005-0021
3432 35. There was a buffer overflow vulnerability in the SPA authentication code
3433 (which came originally from the Samba project). I have added a test to the
3434 spa_base64_to_bits() function which I hope fixes it.
3435 CAN-2005-0022
3437 36. The daemon start-up calls getloadavg() while still root for those OS that
3438 need the first call to be done as root, but it missed one case: when
3439 deliver_queue_load_max is set with deliver_drop_privilege. This is
3440 necessary for the benefit of the queue runner, because there is no re-exec
3441 when deliver_drop_privilege is set.
3443 37. Caching of lookup data for "hosts =" ACL conditions, when a named host list
3444 was in use, was not putting the data itself into the right store pool;
3445 consequently, it could be overwritten for a subsequent message in the same
3446 SMTP connection. (Fix 4.40/11 dealt with the non-cache case, but overlooked
3447 the caching.)
3449 38. Sometimes the final signoff response after QUIT could fail to get
3450 transmitted in the non-TLS case. Testing !tls_active instead of tls_active
3451 < 0 before doing a fflush(). This bug looks as though it goes back to the
3452 introduction of TLS in release 3.20, but "sometimes" must have been rare
3453 because the tests only now provoked it.
3456 Exim version 4.43
3457 -----------------
3459 1. Fixed a longstanding but relatively impotent bug: a long time ago, before
3460 PIPELINING, the function smtp_write_command() used to return TRUE or FALSE.
3461 Now it returns an integer. A number of calls were still expecting a T/F
3462 return. Fortuitously, in all cases, the tests worked in OK situations,
3463 which is the norm. However, things would have gone wrong on any write
3464 failures on the smtp file descriptor. This function is used when sending
3465 messages over SMTP and also when doing verify callouts.
3467 2. When Exim is called to do synchronous delivery of a locally submitted
3468 message (the -odf or -odi options), it no longer closes stderr before doing
3469 the delivery.
3471 3. Implemented the mua_wrapper option.
3473 4. Implemented mx_fail_domains and srv_fail_domains for the dnslookup router.
3475 5. Implemented the functions header_remove(), header_testname(),
3476 header_add_at_position(), and receive_remove_recipient(), and exported them
3477 to local_scan().
3479 6. If an ACL "warn" statement specified the addition of headers, Exim already
3480 inserted X-ACL-Warn: at the start if there was no header name. However, it
3481 was not making this test for the second and subsequent header lines if
3482 there were newlines in the string. This meant that an invalid header could
3483 be inserted if Exim was badly configured.
3485 7. Allow an ACL "warn" statement to add header lines at the start or after all
3486 the Received: headers, as well as at the end.
3488 8. Added the rcpt_4xx retry error code.
3490 9. Added postmaster_mailfrom=xxx to callout verification option.
3492 10. Added mailfrom=xxxx to the callout verification option, for verify=
3493 header_sender only.
3495 11. ${substr_1_:xxxx} and ${substr__3:xxxx} are now diagnosed as syntax errors
3496 (they previously behaved as ${substr_1_0:xxxx} and ${substr:_0_3:xxxx}).
3498 12. Inserted some casts to stop certain compilers warning when using pointer
3499 differences as field lengths or precisions in printf-type calls (mostly
3500 affecting debugging statements).
3502 13. Added optional readline() support for -be (dynamically loaded).
3504 14. Obscure bug fix: if a message error (e.g. 4xx to MAIL) happened within the
3505 same clock tick as a message's arrival, so that its received time was the
3506 same as the "first fail" time on the retry record, and that message
3507 remained on the queue past the ultimate address timeout, every queue runner
3508 would try a delivery (because it was past the ultimate address timeout) but
3509 after another failure, the ultimate address timeout, which should have then
3510 bounced the address, did not kick in. This was a "< instead of <=" error;
3511 in most cases the first failure would have been in the next clock tick
3512 after the received time, and all would be well.
3514 15. The special items beginning with @ in domain lists (e.g. @mx_any) were not
3515 being recognized when the domain list was tested by the match_domain
3516 condition in an expansion string.
3518 16. Added the ${str2b64: operator.
3520 17. Exim was always calling setrlimit() to set a large limit for the number of
3521 processes, without checking whether the existing limit was already
3522 adequate. (It did check for the limit on file descriptors.) Furthermore,
3523 errors from getrlimit() and setrlimit() were being ignored. Now they are
3524 logged to the main and panic logs, but Exim does carry on, to try to do its
3525 job under whatever limits there are.
3527 18. Imported PCRE 5.0.
3529 19. Trivial typo in log message " temporarily refused connection" (the leading
3530 space).
3532 20. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set and an address was
3533 redirected to /dev/null, the delivery process crashed because it assumed
3534 that a return path would always be set for a "successful" delivery. In this
3535 case, the whole delivery is bypassed as an optimization, and therefore no
3536 return path is set.
3538 21. Internal re-arrangement: the function for sending a challenge and reading
3539 a response while authentication was assuming a zero-terminated challenge
3540 string. It's now changed to take a pointer and a length, to allow for
3541 binary data in such strings.
3543 22. Added the cyrus_sasl authenticator (code supplied by MBM).
3545 23. Exim was not respecting finduser_retries when seeking the login of the
3546 uid under which it was called; it was always trying 10 times. (The default
3547 setting of finduser_retries is zero.) Also, it was sleeping after the final
3548 failure, which is pointless.
3550 24. Implemented tls_on_connect_ports.
3552 25. Implemented acl_smtp_predata.
3554 26. If the domain in control=submission is set empty, Exim assumes that the
3555 authenticated id is a complete email address when it generates From: or
3556 Sender: header lines.
3558 27. Added "#define SOCKLEN_T int" to OS/os.h-SCO and OS/os.h-SCO_SV. Also added
3559 definitions to OS/Makefile-SCO and OS/Makefile-SCO_SV that put basename,
3560 chown and chgrp in /bin and hostname in /usr/bin.
3562 28. Exim was keeping the "process log" file open after each use, just as it
3563 does for the main log. This opens the possibility of it remaining open for
3564 long periods when the USR1 signal hits a daemon. Occasional processlog
3565 errors were reported, that could have been caused by this. Anyway, it seems
3566 much more sensible not to leave this file open at all, so that is what now
3567 happens.
3569 29. The long-running daemon process does not normally write to the log once it
3570 has entered its main loop, and it closes the log before doing so. This is
3571 so that log files can straightforwardly be renamed and moved. However,
3572 there are a couple of unusual error situations where the daemon does write
3573 log entries, and I had neglected to close the log afterwards.
3575 30. The text of an SMTP error response that was received during a remote
3576 delivery was being truncated at 512 bytes. This is too short for some of
3577 the long messages that one sometimes sees. I've increased the limit to
3578 1024.
3580 31. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when a message has a
3581 specific sender, in particular, an empty sender.
3583 32. Added "control = enforce_sync" and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes
3584 it possible to be selective about when SMTP synchronization is enforced.
3586 33. Added "control = caseful_local_part" and "control = "caselower_local_part".
3588 32. Implemented hosts_connection_nolog.
3590 33. Added an ACL for QUIT.
3592 34. Setting "delay_warning=" to disable warnings was not working; it gave a
3593 syntax error.
3595 35. Added mailbox_size and mailbox_filecount to appendfile.
3597 36. Added control = no_multiline_responses to ACLs.
3599 37. There was a bug in the logic of the code that waits for the clock to tick
3600 in the case where the clock went backwards by a substantial amount such
3601 that the microsecond fraction of "now" was more than the microsecond
3602 fraction of "then" (but the whole seconds number was less).
3604 38. Added support for the libradius Radius client library this is found on
3605 FreeBSD (previously only the radiusclient library was supported).
3608 Exim version 4.42
3609 -----------------
3611 1. When certain lookups returned multiple values in the form name=value, the
3612 quoting of the values was not always being done properly. Specifically:
3613 (a) If the value started with a double quote, but contained no whitespace,
3614 it was not quoted.
3615 (b) If the value contained whitespace other than a space character (i.e.
3616 tabs or newlines or carriage returns) it was not quoted.
3617 This fix has been applied to the mysql and pgsql lookups by writing a
3618 separate quoting function and calling it from the lookup code. The fix
3619 should probably also be applied to nisplus, ibase and oracle lookups, but
3620 since I cannot test any of those, I have not disturbed their existing code.
3622 2. A hit in the callout cache for a specific address caused a log line with no
3623 reason for rejecting RCPT. Now it says "Previous (cached) callout
3624 verification failure".
3626 3. There was an off-by-one bug in the queryprogram router. An over-long
3627 return line was truncated at 256 instead of 255 characters, thereby
3628 overflowing its buffer with the terminating zero. As well as fixing this, I
3629 have increased the buffer size to 1024 (and made a note to document this).
3631 4. If an interrupt, such as the USR1 signal that is send by exiwhat, arrives
3632 when Exim is waiting for an SMTP response from a remote server, Exim
3633 restarts its select() call on the socket, thereby resetting its timeout.
3634 This is not a problem when such interrupts are rare. Somebody set up a cron
3635 job to run exiwhat every 2 minutes, which is less than the normal select()
3636 timeout (5 or 10 minutes). This meant that the select() timeout never
3637 kicked in because it was always reset. I have fixed this by comparing the
3638 time when an interrupt arrives with the time at the start of the first call
3639 to select(). If more time than the timeout has elapsed, the interrupt is
3640 treated as a timeout.
3642 5. Some internal re-factoring in preparation for the addition of Sieve
3643 extensions (by MH). In particular, the "personal" test is moved to a
3644 separate function, and given an option for scanning Cc: and Bcc: (which is
3645 not set for Exim filters).
3647 6. When Exim created an email address using the login of the caller as the
3648 local part (e.g. when creating a From: or Sender: header line), it was not
3649 quoting the local part when it contained special characters such as @.
3651 7. Installed new OpenBSD configuration files.
3653 8. Reworded some messages for syntax errors in "and" and "or" conditions to
3654 try to make them clearer.
3656 9. Callout options, other than the timeout value, were being ignored when
3657 verifying sender addresses in header lines. For example, when using
3659 verify = header_sender/callout=no_cache
3661 the cache was (incorrectly) being used.
3663 10. Added a missing instance of ${EXE} to the exim_install script; this affects
3664 only the Cygwin environment.
3666 11. When return_path_on_delivery was set as a log selector, if different remote
3667 addresses in the same message used different return paths and parallel
3668 remote delivery occurred, the wrong values would sometimes be logged.
3669 (Whenever a remote delivery process finished, the return path value from
3670 the most recently started remote delivery process was logged.)
3672 12. RFC 3848 specifies standard names for the "with" phrase in Received: header
3673 lines when AUTH and/or TLS are in use. This is the "received protocol"
3674 field. Exim used to use "asmtp" for authenticated SMTP, without any
3675 indication (in the protocol name) for TLS use. Now it follows the RFC and
3676 uses "esmtpa" if the connection is authenticated, "esmtps" if it is
3677 encrypted, and "esmtpsa" if it is both encrypted and authenticated. These
3678 names appear in log lines as well as in Received: header lines.
3680 13. Installed MH's patches for Sieve to add the "copy" and "vacation"
3681 extensions, and comparison tests, and to fix some bugs.
3683 14. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
3685 (1) The test was buggy in that it was just doing the equivalent of
3686 "contains" tests on header lines. For example, if a user's address was
3687 anne@some.where, the "personal" test would incorrectly be true for
3689 To: susanne@some.where
3691 This test is now done by extracting each address from the header in turn,
3692 and checking the entire address. Other tests that are part of "personal"
3693 are now done using regular expressions (for example, to check local parts
3694 of addresses in From: header lines).
3696 (2) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
3697 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
3698 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
3700 (3) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
3701 treated as non-personal.
3703 (4) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
3704 because it now seems ill-conceived.
3706 15. Minor typos in src/EDITME comments corrected.
3708 16. Installed latest exipick from John Jetmore.
3710 17. If headers_add on a router specified a text string that was too long for
3711 string_sprintf() - that is, longer than 8192 bytes - Exim panicked. The use
3712 of string_sprintf() is now avoided.
3714 18. $message_body_size was not set (it was always zero) when running the DATA
3715 ACL and the local_scan() function.
3717 19. For the "mail" command in an Exim filter, no default was being set for
3718 the once_repeat time, causing a random time value to be used if "once" was
3719 specified. (If the value happened to be <= 0, no repeat happened.) The
3720 default is now 0s, meaning "never repeat". The "vacation" command was OK
3721 (its default is 7d). It's somewhat surprising nobody ever noticed this bug
3722 (I found it when inspecting the code).
3724 20. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
3725 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
3726 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
3727 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
3728 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
3729 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
3730 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
3731 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
3733 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
3735 21. Add O_APPEND to the open() call for maildirsize files (Exim already seeks
3736 to the end before writing, but this should make it even safer).
3738 22. Exim was forgetting that it had advertised PIPELINING for the second and
3739 subsequent messages on an SMTP connection. It was also not resetting its
3740 memory on STARTTLS and an internal HELO.
3742 23. When Exim logs an SMTP synchronization error within a session, it now
3743 records whether PIPELINING has been advertised or not.
3745 24. Added 3 instances of "(long int)" casts to time_t variables that were being
3746 formatted using %ld, because on OpenBSD (and perhaps others), time_t is int
3747 rather than long int.
3749 25. Installed the latest Cygwin configuration files from the Cygwin maintainer.
3751 26. Added the never_mail option to autoreply.
3754 Exim version 4.41
3755 -----------------
3757 1. A reorganization of the code in order to implement 4.40/8 caused a daemon
3758 crash if the getsockname() call failed; this can happen if a connection is
3759 closed very soon after it is established. The problem was simply in the
3760 order in which certain operations were done, causing Exim to try to write
3761 to the SMTP stream before it had set up the file descriptor. The bug has
3762 been fixed by making things happen in the correct order.
3765 Exim version 4.40
3766 -----------------
3768 1. If "drop" was used in a DATA ACL, the SMTP output buffer was not flushed
3769 before the connection was closed, thus losing the rejection response.
3771 2. Commented out the definition of SOCKLEN_T in os.h-SunOS5. It is needed for
3772 some early Solaris releases, but causes trouble in current releases where
3773 socklen_t is defined.
3775 3. When std{in,out,err} are closed, re-open them to /dev/null so that they
3776 always exist.
3778 4. Minor refactoring of os.c-Linux to avoid compiler warning when IPv6 is not
3779 configured.
3781 5. Refactoring in expand.c to improve memory usage. Pre-allocate a block so
3782 that releasing the top of it at the end releases what was used for sub-
3783 expansions (unless the block got too big). However, discard this block if
3784 the first thing is a variable or header, so that we can use its block when
3785 it is dynamic (useful for very large $message_headers, for example).
3787 6. Lookups now cache *every* query, not just the most recent. A new, separate
3788 store pool is used for this. It can be recovered when all lookup caches are
3789 flushed. Lookups now release memory at the end of their result strings.
3790 This has involved some general refactoring of the lookup sources.
3792 7. Some code has been added to the store_xxx() functions to reduce the amount
3793 of flapping under certain conditions.
3795 8. log_incoming_interface used to affect only the <= reception log lines. Now
3796 it causes the local interface and port to be added to several more SMTP log
3797 lines, for example "SMTP connection from", and rejection lines.
3799 9. The Sieve author supplied some patches for the doc/README.SIEVE file.
3801 10. Added a conditional definition of _BSD_SOCKLEN_T to os.h-Darwin.
3803 11. If $host_data was set by virtue of a hosts lookup in an ACL, its value
3804 could be overwritten at the end of the current message (or the start of a
3805 new message if it was set in a HELO ACL). The value is now preserved for
3806 the duration of the SMTP connection.
3808 12. If a transport had a headers_rewrite setting, and a matching header line
3809 contained an unqualified address, that address was qualified, even if it
3810 did not match any rewriting rules. The underlying bug was that the values
3811 of the flags that permit the existence of unqualified sender and recipient
3812 addresses in header lines (set by {sender,recipient}_unqualified_hosts for
3813 non-local messages, and by -bnq for local messages) were not being
3814 preserved with the message after it was received.
3816 13. When Exim was logging an SMTP synchronization error, it could sometimes log
3817 "next input=" as part of the text comprising the host identity instead of
3818 the correct text. The code was using the same buffer for two different
3819 strings. However, depending on which order the printing function evaluated
3820 its arguments, the bug did not always show up. Under Linux, for example, my
3821 test suite worked just fine.
3823 14. Exigrep contained a use of Perl's "our" scoping after change 4.31/70. This
3824 doesn't work with some older versions of Perl. It has been changed to "my",
3825 which in any case is probably the better facility to use.
3827 15. A really picky compiler found some instances of statements for creating
3828 error messages that either had too many or two few arguments for the format
3829 string.
3831 16. The size of the buffer for calls to the DNS resolver has been increased
3832 from 1024 to 2048. A larger buffer is needed when performing PTR lookups
3833 for addresses that have a lot of PTR records. This alleviates a problem; it
3834 does not fully solve it.
3836 17. A dnsdb lookup for PTR records that receives more data than will fit in the
3837 buffer now truncates the list and logs the incident, which is the same
3838 action as happens when Exim is looking up a host name and its aliases.
3839 Previously in this situation something unpredictable would happen;
3840 sometimes it was "internal error: store_reset failed".
3842 18. If a server dropped the connection unexpectedly when an Exim client was
3843 using GnuTLS and trying to read a response, the client delivery process
3844 crashed while trying to generate an error log message.
3846 19. If a "warn" verb in an ACL added multiple headers to a message in a single
3847 string, for example:
3849 warn message = H1: something\nH2: something
3851 the text was added as a single header line from Exim's point of view
3852 though it ended up OK in the delivered message. However, searching for the
3853 second and subsequent header lines using $h_h2: did not work. This has been
3854 fixed. Similarly, if a system filter added multiple headers in this way,
3855 the routers could not see them.
3857 20. Expanded the error message when iplsearch is called with an invalid key to
3858 suggest using net-iplsearch in a host list.
3860 21. When running tests using -bh, any delays imposed by "delay" modifiers in
3861 ACLs are no longer actually imposed (and a message to that effect is
3862 output).
3864 22. If a "gecos" field in a passwd entry contained escaped characters, in
3865 particular, if it contained a \" sequence, Exim got it wrong when building
3866 a From: or a Sender: header from that name. A second bug also caused
3867 incorrect handling when an unquoted " was present following a character
3868 that needed quoting.
3870 23. "{crypt}" as a password encryption mechanism for a "crypteq" expansion item
3871 was not being matched caselessly.
3873 24. Arranged for all hyphens in the exim.8 source to be escaped with
3874 backslashes.
3876 25. Change 16 of 4.32, which reversed 71 or 4.31 didn't quite do the job
3877 properly. Recipient callout cache records were still being keyed to include
3878 the sender, even when use_sender was set false. This led to far more
3879 callouts that were necessary. The sender is no longer included in the key
3880 when use_sender is false.
3882 26. Added "control = submission" modifier to ACLs.
3884 27. Added the ${base62d: operator to decode base 62 numbers.
3886 28. dnsdb lookups can now access SRV records.
3888 29. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
3889 the configuration file.
3891 30. The debug message "delivering xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xx" is now output in verbose
3892 (-v) mode. This makes the output for a verbose queue run more intelligible.
3894 31. Added a use_postmaster feature to recipient callouts.
3896 32. Added the $body_zerocount variable, containing the number of binary zero
3897 bytes in the message body.
3899 33. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
3900 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
3901 delivery.
3903 34. Added string comparison operators lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, gei.
3905 35. Added +ignore_unknown as a special item in host lists.
3907 36. Code for decoding IPv6 addresses in host lists is now included, even if
3908 IPv6 support is not being compiled. This fixes a bug in which an IPv6
3909 address was recognized as an IP address, but was then not correctly decoded
3910 into binary, causing unexpected and incorrect effects when compared with
3911 another IP address.
3914 Exim version 4.34
3915 -----------------
3917 1. Very minor rewording of debugging text in manualroute to say "list of
3918 hosts" instead of "hostlist".
3920 2. If verify=header_syntax was set, and a header line with an unqualified
3921 address (no domain) and a large number of spaces between the end of the
3922 name and the colon was received, the reception process suffered a buffer
3923 overflow, and (when I tested it) crashed. This was caused by some obsolete
3924 code that should have been removed. The fix is to remove it!
3926 3. When running in the test harness, delay a bit after writing a bounce
3927 message to get a bit more predictability in the log output.
3929 4. Added a call to search_tidyup() just before forking a reception process. In
3930 theory, someone could use a lookup in the expansion of smtp_accept_max_
3931 per_host which, without the tidyup, could leave open a database connection.
3933 5. Added the variables $recipient_data and $sender_data which get set from a
3934 lookup success in an ACL "recipients" or "senders" condition, or a router
3935 "senders" option, similar to $domain_data and $local_part_data.
3937 6. Moved the writing of debug_print from before to after the "senders" test
3938 for routers.
3940 7. Change 4.31/66 (moving the time when the Received: is generated) caused
3941 problems for message scanning, either using a data ACL, or using
3942 local_scan() because the Received: header was not generated till after they
3943 were called (in order to set the time as the time of reception completion).
3944 I have revised the way this works. The header is now generated after the
3945 body is received, but before the ACL or local_scan() are called. After they
3946 are run, the timestamp in the header is updated.
3949 Exim version 4.33
3950 -----------------
3952 1. Change 4.24/6 introduced a bug because the SIGALRM handler was disabled
3953 before starting a queue runner without re-exec. This happened only when
3954 deliver_drop_privilege was set or when the Exim user was set to root. The
3955 effect of the bug was that timeouts during subsequent deliveries caused
3956 crashes instead of being properly handled. The handler is now left at its
3957 default (and expected) setting.
3959 2. The other case in which a daemon avoids a re-exec is to deliver an incoming
3960 message, again when deliver_drop_privilege is set or Exim is run as root.
3961 The bug described in (1) was not present in this case, but the tidying up
3962 of the other signals was missing. I have made the two cases consistent.
3964 3. The ignore_target_hosts setting on a manualroute router was being ignored
3965 for hosts that were looked up using the /MX notation.
3967 4. Added /ignore=<ip list> feature to @mx_any, @mx_primary, and @mx_secondary
3968 in domain lists.
3970 5. Change 4.31/55 was buggy, and broke when there was a rewriting rule that
3971 operated on the sender address. After changing the $sender_address to <>
3972 for the sender address verify, Exim was re-instated it as the original
3973 (before rewriting) address, but remembering that it had rewritten it, so it
3974 wasn't rewriting it again. This bug also had the effect of breaking the
3975 sender address verification caching when the sender address was rewritten.
3977 6. The ignore_target_hosts option was being ignored by the ipliteral router.
3978 This has been changed so that if the ip literal address matches
3979 ignore_target_hosts, the router declines.
3981 7. Added expansion conditions match_domain, match_address, and match_local_
3982 part (NOT match_host).
3984 8. The placeholder for the Received: header didn't have a length field set.
3986 9. Added code to Exim itself and to exim_lock to test for a specific race
3987 condition that could lead to file corruption when using MBX delivery. The
3988 issue is with the lockfile that is created in /tmp. If this file is removed
3989 after a process has opened it but before that process has acquired a lock,
3990 there is the potential for a second process to recreate the file and also
3991 acquire a lock. This could lead to two Exim processes writing to the file
3992 at the same time. The added code performs the same test as UW imapd; it
3993 checks after acquiring the lock that its file descriptor still refers to
3994 the same named file.
3996 10. The buffer for building added header lines was of fixed size, 8192 bytes.
3997 It is now parameterized by HEADER_ADD_BUFFER_SIZE and this can be adjusted
3998 when Exim is built.
4000 11. Added the smtp_active_hostname option. If used, this will typically be made
4001 to depend on the incoming interface address. Because $interface_address is
4002 not set up until the daemon has forked a reception process, error responses
4003 that can happen earlier (such as "too many connections") no longer contain
4004 a host name.
4006 12. If an expansion in a condition on a "warn" statement fails because a lookup
4007 defers, the "warn" statement is abandoned, and the next ACL statement is
4008 processed. Previously this caused the whole ACL to be aborted.
4010 13. Added the iplsearch lookup type.
4012 14. Added ident_timeout as a log selector.
4014 15. Added tls_certificate_verified as a log selector.
4016 16. Added a global option tls_require_ciphers (compare the smtp transport
4017 option of the same name). This controls incoming TLS connections.
4019 17. I finally figured out how to make tls_require_ciphers do a similar thing
4020 in GNUtls to what it does in OpenSSL, that is, set up an appropriate list
4021 before starting the TLS session.
4023 18. Tabs are now shown as \t in -bP output.
4025 19. If the log selector return_path_on_delivery was set, Exim crashed when
4026 bouncing a message because it had too many Received: header lines.
4028 20. If two routers both had headers_remove settings, and the first one included
4029 a superfluous trailing colon, the final name in the first list and the
4030 first name in the second list were incorrectly joined into one item (with a
4031 colon in the middle).
4034 Exim version 4.32
4035 -----------------
4037 1. Added -C and -D options to the exinext utility, mainly to make it easier
4038 to include in the automated testing, but these could be helpful when
4039 multiple configurations are in use.
4041 2. The exinext utility was not formatting the output nicely when there was
4042 an alternate port involved in the retry record key, nor when there was a
4043 message id as well (for retries that were specific to a specific message
4044 and a specific host). It was also confused by IPv6 addresses, because of
4045 the additional colons they contain. I have fixed the IPv4 problem, and
4046 patched it up to do a reasonable job for IPv6.
4048 3. When there is an error after a MAIL, RCPT, or DATA SMTP command during
4049 delivery, the log line now contains "pipelined" if PIPELINING was used.
4051 4. An SMTP transport process used to panic and die if the bind() call to set
4052 an explicit outgoing interface failed. This has been changed; it is now
4053 treated in the same way as a connect() failure.
4055 5. A reference to $sender_host_name in the part of a conditional expansion
4056 that was being skipped was still causing a DNS lookup. This no longer
4057 occurs.
4059 6. The def: expansion condition was not recognizing references to header lines
4060 that used bh_ and bheader_.
4062 7. Added the _cache feature to named lists.
4064 8. The code for checking quota_filecount in the appendfile transport was
4065 allowing one more file than it should have been.
4067 9. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option
4069 -prval:sval
4071 is equivalent to
4073 -oMr rval -oMs sval
4075 and sets the incoming protocol and host name (for trusted callers). The
4076 host name and its colon can be omitted when only the protocol is to be set.
4077 Note the Exim already has two private options, -pd and -ps, that refer to
4078 embedded Perl. It is therefore impossible to set a protocol value of "d" or
4079 "s", but I don't think that's a major issue.
4081 10. A number of refactoring changes to the code, none of which should affect
4082 Exim's behaviour:
4084 (a) The number of logging options was getting close to filling up the
4085 32-bit word that was used as a bit map. I have split them into two classes:
4086 those that are passed in the argument to log_write(), and those that are
4087 only ever tested independently outside of that function. These are now in
4088 separate 32-bit words, so there is plenty of room for expansion again.
4089 There is no change in the user interface or the logging behaviour.
4091 (b) When building, for example, log lines, the code previously used a
4092 macro that called string_cat() twice, in order to add two strings. This is
4093 not really sufficiently general. Furthermore, there was one instance where
4094 it was actually wrong because one of the argument was used twice, and in
4095 one call a function was used. (As it happened, calling the function twice
4096 did not affect the overall behaviour.) The macro has been replaced by a
4097 function that can join an arbitrary number of extra strings onto a growing
4098 string.
4100 (c) The code for expansion conditions now uses a table and a binary chop
4101 instead of a serial search (which was left over from when there were very
4102 few conditions). Also, it now recognizes conditions like "pam" even when
4103 the relevant support is not compiled in: a suitably worded error message is
4104 given if an attempt is made to use such a condition.
4106 11. Added ${time_interval:xxxxx}.
4108 12. A bug was causing one of the ddress fields not to be passed back correctly
4109 from remote delivery subprocesses. The field in question was not being
4110 subsequently used, so this caused to problems in practice.
4112 13. Added new log selectors queue_time and deliver_time.
4114 14. Might have fixed a bug in maildirsizefile handling that threw up
4115 "unexpected character" debug warnings, and recalculated the data
4116 unnecessarily. In any case, I expanded the warning message to give more
4117 information.
4119 15. Added the message "Restricted characters in address" to the statements in
4120 the default ACL that block characters like @ and % in local parts.
4122 16. Change 71 for release 4.31 proved to be much less benign that I imagined.
4123 Three changes have been made:
4125 (a) There was a serious bug; a negative response to MAIL caused the whole
4126 recipient domain to be cached as invalid, thereby blocking all messages
4127 to all local parts at the same domain, from all senders. This bug has
4128 been fixed. The domain is no longer cached after a negative response to
4129 MAIL if the sender used is not empty.
4131 (b) The default behaviour of using MAIL FROM:<> for recipient callouts has
4132 been restored.
4134 (c) A new callout option, "use_sender" has been added for people who want
4135 the modified behaviour.
4138 Exim version 4.31