Debian: 'joe' vulnerability

    Date09 Mar 2001
    CategoryDebian
    2833
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Christer Öberg of Wkit Security AB found a problem in joe (Joe's Own Editor).
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-041-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    March  9, 2001
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    Package        : joe
    Problem type   : local exploit
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Christer Öberg of Wkit Security AB found a problem in joe (Joe's
    Own Editor). joe will look for a configuration file in three
    locations: the current directory, the users homedirectory ($HOME)
    and in /etc/joe. Since the configuration file can define commands
    joe will run (for example to check spelling) reading it from
    the current directory can be dangerous: an attacker can leave
    a .joerc file in a writable directory, which would be read when
    a unsuspecting user starts joe in that directory.
    
    This has been fixed in version 2.8-15.3 and we recommend that
    you upgrade your joe package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/joe_2.8-15.3.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: cd6b006c8a2426ada62a6af1ddd001fe
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/joe_2.8-15.3.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 4f3b3a027cd8baf4c3b1a282b31cb5ed
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/joe_2.8.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 84c1aebfce7876b8639945da3c29f204
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/joe_2.8-15.3_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: bb4f2753fa7b05f5877b7bad353ac7a4
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/joe_2.8-15.3_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 179c212d01bfaa898259028ce06a24a8
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/joe_2.8-15.3_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 39f680f8fde72d0958431f617e774123
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/joe_2.8-15.3_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 100db16eb2ff8aa43840cdde49d9b5a9
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/joe_2.8-15.3_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 425019054e7eb9b104e96ff351132bf3
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/joe_2.8-15.3_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8f88ab48a61c0c9f5e955fdf0fc79d4e
    
      These files will be moved into
       ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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    apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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