Project Release Information
This release fixes a security problem in the FIDOGATE setuid news programs up to version 4.4.9, which allowed local users to append log information to any file writable by user news. Some other changes are part of this release, including a fix for the compile time conflict with the Standard-C log() function.
A new DontIgnore0x8d (a.k.a. DontIgnoreSoftCR) config option, a new -r/--replaces FILE commandline option in ftnhatch, increasing the number of possible command args in ffxqt to 256, and updating sendmail-related scripts and sendmail config files for 8.11.
This release fixes a major bug with handling long header lines (e.g., References) in rfc2ftn.
FIDOGATE is a Fido-Internet gateway and a Fido tosser. The gateway converts between the worlds of Fido NetMail/EchoMail (or FTNs, Fido Technology Networks in general) and the UNIX mail/news system. FIDOGATE will convert Fido mail packets to RFC822/1036-style messages and vice versa.(This Description is auto-translated)