Sendmail - 8.14.2
Sendmail, Inc., and the Sendmail Consortium announce the availability
of sendmail 8.14.2 which fixes some problems, e.g.,
- an important bug in the milter function smfi_chgfrom() which could
cause the loss of a message body.
- the handling of queued messages with 8 bit characters in From:
or To: header which could be "mistaken" for internal control
characters during a queue run and trigger various consistency checks.
- the handling of lines longer than MAXLINE-1 characters in certain cases.
For a full list of changes see the release notes down below.
Please send bug reports and general feedback to
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SENDMAIL RELEASE NOTES
$Id: RELEASE_NOTES,v 8.1909 2007/10/31 16:04:13 ca Exp $
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.
If a message was queued and it contained 8 bit characters in
a From: or To: header, then those characters could be
"mistaken" for internal control characters during a queue
run and trigger various consistency checks. Problem
noted by Neil Rickert of Northern Illinois University.
If MaxMimeHeaderLength is set to a value greater than 0 (which
it is by default) then even if the Linelimit parameter
is 0, sendmail corrupted in the non-transfer-encoding
case every MAXLINE-1 characters. Patch from John Gardiner
Myers of Proofpoint.
Setting the suboption DeliveryMode for DaemonPortOptions did not
work in earlier 8.14 versions.
Note: DeliveryMode=interactive is silently converted to
background if a milter can reject or delete a recipient.
Prior to 8.14 this happened only if milter could delete
ClientRate should trigger when the limit was exceeded (as
documented), not when it was reached. Patch from
John Beck of Sun Microsystems.
Force a queue run for -qGqueuegroup even if no runners are
specified (R=0) and forking (F=f) is requested.
When multiple results are requested for a DNS map lookup
(-z and -Z), return only those that are relevant for
the query (not also those in the "additional section".)
If the message transfer time to sendmail (when acting as server)
exceeds Timeout.queuewarn or Timeout.queuereturn and
the message is refused (by a milter), sendmail previously
created a delivery status notification (DSN). Patch
from Doug Heath of The Hertz Corporation.
A code change in Cyrus-SASL 2.1.22 for sasl_decode64() requires
the MTA to deal with some input (i.e., "=") itself.
Problem noted by Eliot Lear.
sendmail counted a delivery as successful if PIPELINING is
compiled in but not offered by the server and the
delivery failed temporarily. Patch from Werner Wiethege.
If getting the result of an LDAP query times out then close the
map so it will be reopened on the next lookup. This
should help "failover" configurations that specify more
than one LDAP server.
If check_compat returns $#discard then a "savemail panic" could
be triggered under some circumstances (e.g., requiring
a system which does not have the compile time flag
HASFLOCK set). Based on patch by Motonori Nakamura
of National Institute of Informatics, Japan.
If a milter rejected a recipient, the count for nrcpts= in the
logfile entry might have been wrong. Problem found by
Petra Humann of TU Dresden.
If a milter invoked smfi_chgfrom() where ESMTP arguments are not
NULL, the message body was lost. Patch from Motonori
Nakamura of National Institute of Informatics, Japan.
sendmail(8) had a bogus space in -qGname. Patch from Peng Haitao.
CONTRIB: buildvirtuser: Preserve ownership and permissions when
CONTRIB: buildvirtuser: Skip dot-files (e.g., .cvsignore) when
reading the /etc/mail/virtusers/ directory.
CONTRIB: buildvirtuser: Emit warnings instead of exiting where
LIBMILTER: Fix ABI backwards compatibility so milters compiled
against an older libmilter.so shared library can use an
8.14 libmilter.so shared library.
LIBMILTER: smfi_version() did not properly extract the patchlevel
from the version number, however, the returned value was
correct for the current libmilter version.