amavisd-new 2.6.5 release candidate - a backport of bug fixes from 2.7.0-pre*

kshitij mali foreplayboy at
Fri Apr 1 14:32:01 CEST 2011

Dear Sir ,

I am using your software amavid-new 2.6.4 version of rpm package.

I want to enable sender notification for virus email in my server and yes
this is the requirement .

please guide for configuring sender notification for virus.

Kshitij Mali

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Mark Martinec
<Mark.Martinec+amavis at>wrote:

> amavisd-new-2.6.5-rc1.tar.gz is a release candidate for a maintenance
> update of a 2.6 branch, backporting all bug fixes from 2.7.0-pre* series.
> It is available at:
> amavisd-new-2.6.5 release notes
> This version is strictly a maintenance release, it incorporates
> bug fixes backported from the 2.7.0-pre* series.
> - when a back-end MTA rejected a message, amavisd would send a non-delivery
>  status notification, but also propagate the reject status back, which is
>  wrong, only one or the other response would be appropriate. A fix also
>  allows choosing either a D_REJECT, D_BOUNCE or D_DISCARD response for
>  such a case, configurable through %final_destiny_by_ccat at a CC_MTA
>  entry, defaulting to D_REJECT; reported by Peer Heinlein;
> - checking header section syntax could take excessive amounts of time
>  in some degenerate cases of a very long header section, now fixed;
> - do not bypass spam checking of a bounce message when its referenced
> domain
>  in Message-ID is non-local but pen pals are disabled; reported by Stefan;
> - removed some of the guesswork in bounce killer to prevent false
>  positives in certain cases of forwarding a mail message as an attachment,
>  at the expense of passing through some undesired but nonstandard bounces;
>  (also, deal with non-delivery notifications from,
>  and fixed one particular case of a false-positive in bounce killer
>  (mixed/multipart with an attached full message, sent through a mailing
>  list);
> - fix a 'Zoo archive' entry in the $map_full_type_to_short_type_re list;
> - fix a test for $myhostname being a FQDN to allow IDN domains (with a
> dash);
> - fix a REPLACE hack (feature introduced in 2.6.2) on loading a policy
> bank;
> - fix choosing the module IO::Socket::INET in ask_daemon_internal() to
>  avoid versions of IO::Socket::INET6 older than 2.55 (2.56?) failing with
>    "Address family not supported by protocol family"
>  when an IPv4 address with a port number is specified for connections
>  to a virus scanner; based on a patch by Phil Pearl (Lobbes);
> - do_unzip: avoid testing version of Compress::Raw::Zlib, the module may
>  not be loaded at all and the test would fail, resulting in inoperative
>  zip unpacking; reported by Tuomo Soini;
> - when logging or quarantining to SQL, execute a clause: SET NAMES 'utf8'
>  after connecting to a database, to ensure the decoded Subject and From
>  header fields are correctly interpreted by a SQL server as UTF-8 encoded
>  strings. It seems the module DBD::mysql does not observe a MySQL setting
>  for 'character_set_client' and needs an explicit SET NAMES. The problem
>  did not affect PostgreSQL. Reported by Zhang Huangbin;
> - avoid LDAP lookups aborting the scan when a %d placeholder is used in
>  a $default_ldap{base} setting and the resulting base do not exist in
>  an LDAP schema; reported by Zhang Huangbin;
> - the amavisd-new 2.6.3 relaxed semantics of a number of hard links on a
>  directory in TempDir::prepare(_dir), but left out an equivalent change
>  necessary in TempDir::check, which is now fixed; the change only affects
>  certain file system (like the one used on Mac OSX);
> - treat an empty PID file or a junk one-liner file the same as a
> nonexistent
>  PID file; previously an empty PID file (e.g. after an unclean shutdown)
>  would prevent amavisd from starting; problem reported by Michael
> Scheidell;
> - changed amavisd-release to only provide a 'quar_type' attribute in its
>  request when it is reasonably sure of its appropriate value, otherwise
>  leave the decision to the amavisd daemon; this solves releasing from a
>  file-based quarantine when compression is not used and all files are at
>  the top directory; reported by Voytek Eymont;
> - provide a workaround for a [perl #62048] bug:
>    Unwarranted "Malformed UTF-8 character" on tainted variable;
>  reported by Jakob Curdes;
> - provide a workaround for logging to syslog using an old version of
>  Unix::Syslog which didn't prepare and keep its own copy of the 'ident'
>  argument on a call to openlog(3); thanks to Bill Landry;
> - ensure compatibility with a new version 5.500 of MIME-Tools, which
> changed
>  the way mime attributes content-disposition.filename and
>  are decoded, now properly respecting their declared encodings (character
>  set). As a result, the declared (recommended) file names of MIME parts are
>  now represented as native Perl character strings (Unicode), and as such
>  may also end up in reported names of banned parts. Regular expressions
>  in @banned_filename_maps, $banned_filename_re and $banned_namepath_re
>  may also see these strings as native Perl characters, as well as in their
>  MIME-encoded form. The change also affects interpretation of names in
>  earlier versions of MIME-Tools, making them behave more like the 5.500.
> - amavisd.conf: exclude names starting with 'cid:' from matching the
>  double extensions banning rule, avoiding false positives;
> - support Postfix 2.9 long queue IDs (enable_long_queue_ids=yes) as
> available
>  since postfix-20110321 by adjusting default values for $log_short_templ
>  and $log_verbose_templ templates;
> - a small update to a default @virus_name_to_spam_score_maps;
> Mark
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