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Archived Messages


Dada Mail v11.19.0 released!

August 18th 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone, v11.19.0 has been released! This is a big feature release, as well as having the updated perllib. See the changeling below for more information: Download and install: Changelog (and below): Focus ----- This version of Dada Mail is a major feature release. Features -------- Enable/Disable mailing list specific email headers Mailing ...Continue Reading

Perl Library Changes

August 8th 2022 UTC

Howdy everyone, In an effort to clean house a bit in Dada Mail, I’m tackling the issue with the CPAN Perl modules that are shipped with the Dada Mail distro. You’ll find them in, dada/DADA/perllib Of the distribution. There’s about a quarter of a million lines of code in there. Several problems I ask myself: What actual modules are in there? Which ones are out of date? Or unused? Which ones have security issues? Or bugs? Dunno! These are not good problems to have moving for ...Continue Reading

v11.18.2 Released

August 1st 2022 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.18.2 has been released! Download and install: Changelog (and below): Focus ----- This version of Dada Mail is a minor bug release. Some technical debt has been worked on to slim down the distro slightly. Bugfixes -------- Plugins: Bridge, append_message_to_file sometimes called with wrong arguments [1] ...Continue Reading

v11.18.1 Released

July 14th 2022 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.18.1 has been released! Download and install: Changelog (and below): Focus ----- This version of Dada Mail is a minor bug release. Bugfixes -------- Core 5 File Manager Perl connector/upload script fails to work correctly if you set additional Perl libaries [1] Changing Deliv ...Continue Reading

v11.17.0 Released

October 27th 2021 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.17.0 has been released! Download and install: Changelog (and below): Focus ----- This version of Dada Mail has been released with some new features and a few small bug fixes. Features -------- Only one mailing list? The default screen is now that list screen Dada Mail supports an arbitrary number of lists, but many people just ...Continue Reading

v11.16.3 Released

September 28th 2021 UTC

Hello Everyone, v11.16.3 has been released (as well as v11.16.2 and 11.16.1). These small releases are just fix bugs dealing with the CSRF vulnerability - some of the functionality of Dada Mail broke (which are now fixed). If you’re running v11.16.0 to 11.16.2, you can just use this dada_mail.js file, [1] This file goes into your dada_mail_support_files directory at, dada_mail_supp ...Continue Reading

Re: v11.16.0 Released - CSRF Security Vulnerabilities Found, upgrading highly suggested

September 21st 2021 UTC

Here’s the CVE report: [1] -- Justin J: Lead Dadaist url: [2] email: [3]justin@PROTECTEDtwitter: [4]@dadamail Dada Mail Announcements: [5] On Sep 20, 2021, at 1:56 PM, Justin John [6]justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] <[7]dadadev@PROTECTED> wrote: From: [8]justin@PROTECTED Hello everyone, v11 ...Continue Reading

v11.16.0 Released - CSRF Security Vulnerabilities Found, upgrading highly suggested

September 20th 2021 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.16.0 has been released! Download and install: A CSRF Vulnerability has been found in Dada Mail and this release is primarily put out to fix it. All versions of Dada Mail below v11.16.0 are vulnerable and it’s another upgrade that I would suggest for absolutely everyone. Changelog (and below): Focus ----- This version of Dada Mail has be ...Continue Reading

11.15.1 Released

September 13th 2021 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.15.1 has been released! Download and install: This release includes a few bug fixes dealing with potential security issues. The biggest one is the reCAPTCHA v2 problem - it’s very easy to circumvent its protection completely, so if you’re relying on reCAPTCHA v2, upgrade. Changelog (and below): Focus ----- This is a bugfix release, wit ...Continue Reading

Several more security issues opened

September 6th 2021 UTC

Howdy everyone, how’s v11.15.0 working for everyone? While finishing up work on getting the GET requests found in email messages - things like confirming your subscriptions, it dawned on me that Dada Mail has no checks for other GET requests, that should be POSTs. Here’s a scenario: you want to log into your mailing list, so you fill out the password in the login form. Works a peach. The login form uses a POST request, as it’s sending pretty sensitive information through the pipes (your passwo ...Continue Reading