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has caused the Debian Bug report #617812,
regarding exim4 security update trusted_configs silently ignored
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Package: exim4-base
Version: 4.69-9+lenny4

I just did the exim4 security update and it broke my mail system
because of the new restrictions on the config file which can be used.

I tried to fix this by adding an /etc/exim4/trusted_configs file as
documented in the Debian changelog but this was not effective.

I had to obtain the source and start debugging it, at which point I
noticed the code which silently ignores the trusted_configs file if it
has the "wrong" owner or mode.

As in my previous bug report, I think the restriction is unreasonable
and should be turned off in Debian.

However, if the restriction remains in the source code for exim4 (as
it probably will) then arrangements should be made to log the fact
that the trusted_configs is being ignored and why.


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On 2011-03-12 Ian Jackson <> wrote:
> Andreas Metzler writes ("Re: Bug#617812: exim4 security update 
> trusted_configs silently ignored"):
> > Silenty, quietly? I get an error in paniclog. Please provide exact
> > steps on how to reproduce.

> I'll try to do so although I'll have to set up a different test
> environment as I'd rather not break my production mail system again ...

Closing ancient report, there does not seem to be a point to keep this

cu Andreas

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