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Debian Security Advisory: New version of joe released

Nov 22, 2000, 07:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 01:57:55 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of joe released


Debian Security Advisory                                                security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Wichert Akkerman
November 22, 2000

Package        : joe
Problem type   : symlink attack
Debian-specific: no
When joe (Joe's Own Editor) dies due to a signal instead of a normal exit it saves a list of the files it is editing to a file called `DEADJOE' in its current directory. Unfortunately this wasn't done safely which made joe vulnerable to a symlink attack.

This has been fixed in version 2.8-15.1 .

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_2.8-15.1.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: 94131d7638b028e6bd6f529747b9d318
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/joe_2.8-15.1.dsc
MD5 checksum: 5ad45a1fa1a293bef03786f9258bf846
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_2.8-15.1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: defbc5c39a2ae8ed000b7b302ecd339f

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/joe_2.8-15.1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: bcb70726840c2cf11cba068ce2a826be

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/joe_2.8-15.1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 21444255b240be01132208e5cb1d3439

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/joe_2.8-15.1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: a4b275c324956489bf7558d42a80f22f

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/joe_2.8-15.1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 689d54abe039ded6e82bf60115737631

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/joe_2.8-15.1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 8846236e9158cf3f3d7f1b8edce73d40

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/ .


apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org