and the Sendmail Consortium announce the availability of
It contains several enhancements for the
handling of queue ids, fixes for problems when creating qf files
(which were introduced in 8.12.10), and the MIME 7 to 8 bit conversion
change from 8.12.3 has been undone for base64 decoding.
For a complete list of changes see the release notes down below.
Please send bug reports to email@example.com and general
feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The version can be found at
or on a mirror
near to you.
You either need the first two files or the third and fourth, i.e.,
the gzip'ed version or the compressed version and the corresponding
.sig file. The PGP signature was created using the Sendmail Signing
Key/2004, available on the web site (http://www.sendmail.org/) or
on the public key servers.
Since sendmail 8.11 and later includes hooks to cryptography, the
following information from OpenSSL applies to sendmail as well.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT EXPORT/IMPORT AND/OR USE OF STRONG CRYPTOGRAPHY
SOFTWARE, PROVIDING CRYPTOGRAPHY HOOKS OR EVEN JUST COMMUNICATING
TECHNICAL DETAILS ABOUT CRYPTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE IS ILLEGAL IN SOME
PARTS OF THE WORLD. SO, WHEN YOU IMPORT THIS PACKAGE TO YOUR
COUNTRY, RE-DISTRIBUTE IT FROM THERE OR EVEN JUST EMAIL TECHNICAL
SUGGESTIONS OR EVEN SOURCE PATCHES TO THE AUTHOR OR OTHER PEOPLE
YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ANY EXPORT/IMPORT
AND/OR USE LAWS WHICH APPLY TO YOU. THE AUTHORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR
ANY VIOLATIONS YOU MAKE HERE. SO BE CAREFUL, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
SENDMAIL RELEASE NOTES
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This listing shows the version of the sendmail binary, the version
of the sendmail configuration files, the date of release, and a
summary of the changes in that release.
Use QueueFileMode when opening qf files. This error was a
regression in 8.12.10. Problem detected and diagnosed
Lech Szychowski of the Polish Power Grid Company.
Properly count the number of queue runners in a work group and
make sure the total limit of MaxQueueChildren is not
exceeded. Based on patch from Takayuki Yoshizawa of
Take care of systems that can generate time values where the
seconds can exceed the usual range of 0 to 59.
Problem noted by Randy Diffenderfer of EDS.
Avoid regeneration of identical queue identifiers by processes
whose process id is the same as that of the initial
sendmail process that was used to start the daemon.
Problem noted by Randy Diffenderfer of EDS.
When a milter invokes smfi_delrcpt() compare the supplied
recipient address also against the printable addresses
of the current list to deal with rewritten addresses.
Based on patch from Sean Hanson of The Asylum.
BadRcptThrottle now also works for addresses which return the
error mailer, e.g., virtusertable entries with the
right hand side error:. Patch from Per Hedeland.
Fix printing of 8 bit characters as octals in log messages.
Based on patch by Andrey J. Melnikoff.
Undo change of algorithm for MIME 7-bit base64 encoding to 8-bit
text that has been introduced in 8.12.3. There are some
examples where the new code fails, but the old code works.
To get the 8.12.3-8.12.10 version, compile sendmail with
-DMIME7TO8_OLD=0. If you have an example of improper
7 to 8 bit conversion please send it to us.
Return normal error code for unknown SMTP commands instead of
the one specified by check_relay or a milter for a
connection. Problem noted by Andrzej Filip.
Some ident responses contain data after the terminating CRLF which
causes sendmail to log "POSSIBLE ATTACK...newline in string".
To avoid this everything after LF is ignored.
If the operating system supports O_EXLOCK and HASFLOCK is set
then a possible race condition for creating qf files
can be avoided. Note: the race condition does not
exist within sendmail, but between sendmail and an
external application that accesses qf files.
Log the proper options name for TLS related mising files for
the CACertPath, CACertFile, and DHParameters options.
Do not split an envelope if it will be discarded, otherwise df
files could be left behind. Problem found by Wolfgang
The use of the environment variables HOME and HOSTALIASES has been
deprecated and will be removed in version 8.13. This only
effects configuration which preserve those variable via the
'E' command in the cf file as sendmail clears out its entire
Add support for Darwin 7.0/Mac OS X 10.3 (a.k.a. Panther).
Solaris 10 has unsetenv(), patch from Craig Mohrman of
LIBMILTER: Add extra checks in case a broken MTA sends bogus data
to libmilter. Based on code review by Rob Grzywinski.
SMRSH: Properly assemble commands that contain '&&' or '||'.
Problem noted by Eric Lee of Talking Heads.