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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: joe update

Mar 07, 2001, 00:54 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:04:13 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:026 - joe update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           joe
Date:                   March 6th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:026

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

The joe text editor looks for configuration files in the current working directory, the user's home directory, and finally in /etc/joe. A malicious user could create their own .joerc configuration file and attempt to get other users to use it. If this were to happen, the user could potentially execute malicious commands with their own user ID and privileges. This update removes joe's ability to use a .joerc configuration file in the current working directory.

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
56d2f6a0631af8bd0e1277ff9ac61c79 6.0/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.i586.rpm
43b6715da08c931174df9bdca65c5bd2 6.0/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
8d580b730449cd83cd3140ed5e85b711 6.1/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.i586.rpm
43b6715da08c931174df9bdca65c5bd2 6.1/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
96713b9dbd1d08045de30a5d3325e0e1 7.0/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.i586.rpm
43b6715da08c931174df9bdca65c5bd2 7.0/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
633c0600124591eb3a0d9f1299709b18 7.1/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.i586.rpm
10fa82ea14185c6df59c2eb282b628ff 7.1/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
35c4075c50bf84dde42573f20f549772 7.2/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.4mdk.i586.rpm
c6ff0ce8ad7365cfd2795c178b5e5f01 7.2/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.4mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
633c0600124591eb3a0d9f1299709b18 1.0.1/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.i586.rpm
10fa82ea14185c6df59c2eb282b628ff 1.0.1/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".

You can download the updates directly from:

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:


Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/". Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two above-listed mirrors.

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