Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: joe updateMar 07, 2001, 00:54 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:04:13 -0700
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
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
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.
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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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