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Debian Security Advisory: Revised security fix for joe

Dec 01, 2000, 19:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 17:20:47 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-003-1] Revised security fix for joe


Debian Security Advisory DSA-003-1                              security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Wichert Akkerman 
December  1, 2000


Package        : joe
Problem type   : symlink attack
Debian-specific: no
The security fix for joe released on November 22, 2000 had a problem: it created the DEADJOE file securily but didn't write anything to it. This has been fixed in version 2.8.15.2 .

This is the text from the previous advisory:

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.

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_2.8-15.2.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: e0e5bad921fef97ebe24b4fc6fba62d8
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/joe_2.8-15.2.dsc
MD5 checksum: 7b17ccbe9b510fc16ccdffc6f6846d5b
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_2.8-15.2_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: ac6e60b0dee9c3543c120441853ecba8

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/joe_2.8-15.2_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: fd96b9695eb552c8646a845d325c3a75

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/joe_2.8-15.2_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 01e7ec1c316974012d7a72fad3a18e83

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/joe_2.8-15.2_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: b2a43f9fddffec934e05f21216b3c73f

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/joe_2.8-15.2_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 9eb38138976d3acc8353e0a10631b45c

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/joe_2.8-15.2_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: de84f472e4304cb7a217348002a38036

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