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Recommended update for cyrus-imapd


(Last modified: 03JUN2004)

solutions Recommended update for cyrus-imapd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a7696ebdd9588baede7963e4175461d2)

Applies to

Package: cyrus-imapd
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Release: 20040603
Obsoletes: none


These package should be installed.

Problem description

When using regular expressions (regex) within SIEVE filters, it can happen that the lmtp daemon of cyrus-imapd will need a very long time to process the message and consumes a lot of cpu time. This happens if the message header of a message is very long and the users use unanchored expressions like '.*user@domain'.
This updated package contains a check within the sieve engine, which takes care of this problem by removing unanchored wildcards in expressions like the one above.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh cyrus-imapd.rpm
You have to restart cyrus-imapd after installing this patch. To restart cyrus-imapd, enter the command
rccyrus restart
or use the webfrontend "Monitor"/"Service Monitoring" on SuSE Linux Openexchange Server or SuSE Linux Standard Server.

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