[exim] Interim release Exim 4.44

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Author: Philip Hazel
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Subject: [exim] Interim release Exim 4.44

The Exim 4.44 release is now available on the primary ftp site, and
will be available on the mirrors shortly. This release has been put
together by Nigel Metheringham, to allow the maintenance and bug
fixes that are in the forthcoming 4.50 release to be made available
in a proper release (not just patches) at this earlier time.
Thanks, Nigel!

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This release is a purely maintenance and bug fix release, although the
exipick and eximstats utilities have been updated to their current
releases.

This release includes fixes for 2 CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures - see http://cve.mitre.org) issues:-
CAN-2005-0022
CAN-2005-0023

These were notified to us by iDEFENSE (their issue numbers are
iDEF0725 and iDEF0731). We would like to thank iDEFENSE for their
responsible disclosure of these problems to us. These issues were
previously fixed by a patch update to exim on 04/01/2005.

As usual, all changes are in the doc/ChangeLog file and new features
are described in the doc/NewStuff file. See also the README.UPDATING
file for changes that might impact on some installations. The manual
has not been updated for this release.

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The primary ftp server is in Cambridge, England. There is a list of
mirrors in:-

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/Mirrors

The main distribution source tarballs are in:-

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-4.44.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-4.44.tar.bz2

The distribution files are signed with Philip Hazel's GPG key; the
signature files are in the same directory. The MD5 hash codes for the
distribution files are:

7487274e013b598d97445987d38b2071 exim-4.44.tar.bz2
de72dce38668e3b703358cea0a0de479 exim-4.44.tar.gz


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The distribution contains an ASCII copy of the 4.40 manual and other
documents. Other formats of the documentation are also available:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-html-4.40.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-pdf-4.40.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-postscript-4.40.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-texinfo-4.40.tar.gz

The .bz2 versions of these tarbundles are also available.

The HTML documentation contains the FAQ and configuration
samples. These are also available separately in HTML or txt format
from the ftp site:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/FAQ-html.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/FAQ.txt.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/config.samples.tar.gz

The ChangeLog for this, and several previous releases, is included in
the distribution. Individual change log files are also available on
the ftp site, the current one being:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.44
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.44.gz