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Bug Fix Advisory exim bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0522-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-07-09
Last updated on: 2010-07-09
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated exim packages that resolve an issue with deliveries on systems
configured with multiple routers and duplicate addresses are now available.

Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of
Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet. It is freely
available under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence. In style it is
similar to Smail 3, but its facilities are more general. There is a great
deal of flexibility in the way mail can be routed, and there are extensive
facilities for checking incoming mail. Exim can be installed in place of
sendmail, although the configuration of exim is quite different to that of
sendmail.

These updated exim packages provides fix for the following bug:

* when exim is configured to use multiple routers (eg a remote archiving
smtp router and the default localuser router) and duplicate addresses exist
(eg a list in /etc/aliases includes users also extant on the local system),
if any messages sent to a duplicated address are deferred (eg because the
user's mailbox is locked), these messages end up not being delivered. In
this circumstance, exim was correctly marking the address as a duplicate
but incorrectly marking it as "done". With this update, exim still checks
for duplicate addresses in these circumstances but now only marks unique
addresses as "done", ensuring deferred messages are still listed as
undelivered until they are, in fact, delivered. (BZ#609083)

All exim users of should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 707431474e47bd61375d3c4e40c5b821
SHA-256: a09768de4669b03f9ffbff8645fcaabf99fa7d2622640430c936bf58a9f5fdb4
 
IA-32:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 3011545063360a606e24eb9f1e0749a8
SHA-256: d6d15fdf4446d6078892ddacf40762110cc4c608326989c3b9dfadf8075e0c31
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 639064cedc7a4a7a807fc4b366e2b0a4
SHA-256: 20220d843e4c3e3137c161c8eb68de42601c45bf11e6107305752facab79d7d7
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 3508b1298ffaf670997d28e3f942fa6c
SHA-256: 9339100215655efca2b85af77288060f2953e668ef31cd8b8a1fc52710722137
 
IA-64:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 813e744128898c5d470282ae1249bd63
SHA-256: b64477b23f870574df1b75276cb50be43157f05b0f111366a2830f67301c2900
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 9fb215a560c27066ef5b24bb92aeb31a
SHA-256: 4c0bac79f75eae6de46b4b080ce24a46a774c83db270ada492b105291db072c9
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: fc4f8d6def3e2321dcffbce36acdd9fa
SHA-256: f07d65f0b981bdff0d7700d9f3b11169fbd24e8e6c1c4ecf52b2d6560763949b
 
PPC:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 0f1aa227e59dbfecab4232c53cfdf30b
SHA-256: 78ed5a5680fa43b5a6dd9d6e1a426264b7e5cf1e998624c38ca41eb13d3a48f9
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 3637d4f2985310c3ce156983843de485
SHA-256: a233c0cbeba6390de5ed78a51a4e61e2b46a1a4b54512b9927a4c909747738f0
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 6caaa87aa8a84d7849622aaef293c17b
SHA-256: 79451626d2db6a55685ecc57e17cb7d3150571573183d4bec51d9249dde8848b
 
s390x:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: d0a30ab380806ba6508f78b77e217978
SHA-256: 895a1511018191164a3aa6c20297f72e4fd00b3caa9706738bdc23354f631e95
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 851adafd26c4051656cdbd277d154f62
SHA-256: 7618eeaa367dd8a8c096a955b0a4d4c010017114148897e115d43627c88695a7
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 694ac6b6135795e81177911fd01ebb82
SHA-256: ede886e0930f41f6c378149db9f14ae34b4dd9fa2ac9f4f4244f9f0f617d2720
 
x86_64:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: d0713e3b5de4400b09a622468fe6cd78
SHA-256: 82de0a70e47607a8862949419ccc388e852ade2804d9884b04e681e6e9656f16
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 327477093574599fc6d7ac59e2ca6c12
SHA-256: ebdc5ba803a0bd31e74c7cee869ef9839866d1d4e3fa368cc6b0bcf57ed4f9ee
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 7b2cd39e3338f4748bc1a68cbab391be
SHA-256: 699a4bf985075c7612786a5ffbf9d438f0d843e3ba1a1d0185695db5728c5486
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 707431474e47bd61375d3c4e40c5b821
SHA-256: a09768de4669b03f9ffbff8645fcaabf99fa7d2622640430c936bf58a9f5fdb4
 
IA-32:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 3011545063360a606e24eb9f1e0749a8
SHA-256: d6d15fdf4446d6078892ddacf40762110cc4c608326989c3b9dfadf8075e0c31
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 639064cedc7a4a7a807fc4b366e2b0a4
SHA-256: 20220d843e4c3e3137c161c8eb68de42601c45bf11e6107305752facab79d7d7
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 3508b1298ffaf670997d28e3f942fa6c
SHA-256: 9339100215655efca2b85af77288060f2953e668ef31cd8b8a1fc52710722137
 
x86_64:
exim-4.63-5.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: d0713e3b5de4400b09a622468fe6cd78
SHA-256: 82de0a70e47607a8862949419ccc388e852ade2804d9884b04e681e6e9656f16
exim-mon-4.63-5.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 327477093574599fc6d7ac59e2ca6c12
SHA-256: ebdc5ba803a0bd31e74c7cee869ef9839866d1d4e3fa368cc6b0bcf57ed4f9ee
exim-sa-4.63-5.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0443
    MD5: 7b2cd39e3338f4748bc1a68cbab391be
SHA-256: 699a4bf985075c7612786a5ffbf9d438f0d843e3ba1a1d0185695db5728c5486
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

609083 - message delivery failure due to wrong check for duplicate addresses


Keywords

exim


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