Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated joe packages are available for Red Hat Linux 5.2, 6.x and 7.Mar 02, 2001, 23:52 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 17:05 -0500
Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Updated joe packages are available for Red Hat Linux 5.2, 6.x and 7. Advisory ID: RHSA-2001:024-03 Issue date: 2001-02-28 Updated on: 2001-03-02 Product: Red Hat Linux Keywords: joe joerc cwd DEADJOE symlink vulnerability Cross references: Obsoletes: RHSA-2000:110
Updated joe packages are available for Red Hat Linux 5.2, 6.x and 7.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 5.2 - alpha, i386, sparc
3. Problem description:
When starting, joe looks for a configuration file in the current working directory, the user's home directory, and /etc/joe.
A malicious user could create a .joerc file in a world writable directory such as /tmp and make users running joe inside that directory using a .joerc file that is customized to execute commands with their own userids.
The current working directory has been removed from the list of possible directories with the .joerc configuration file.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh <filenames>
where <filenames> is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directly *only* contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.
5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):
30031 - joe tries to use ./.joerc
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 5.2:
Red Hat Linux 6.2:
Red Hat Linux 7.0:
MD5 sum Package Name
95488606ed844778f2a521ad0325f507 5.2/SRPMS/joe-2.8-43.52.src.rpm 2dc3a1c635eded9cbb6fc16dab977606 5.2/alpha/joe-2.8-43.52.alpha.rpm ea707c3f5c2fd31673b44865ac589288 5.2/i386/joe-2.8-43.52.i386.rpm 5bd049373c8fd6441294d29c1b39d86d 5.2/sparc/joe-2.8-43.52.sparc.rpm 592fd7aa75424a973b6ee9616f64795b 6.2/SRPMS/joe-2.8-43.62.src.rpm 0f024c104d66746002dd9901e90232cc 6.2/alpha/joe-2.8-43.62.alpha.rpm 4a267a16e25cf49bffaa5e2a8d14060c 6.2/i386/joe-2.8-43.62.i386.rpm c75027b88a9d2c36064c3ae57e914887 6.2/sparc/joe-2.8-43.62.sparc.rpm 457e77acf9ca708332cb761dfe476f64 7.0/SRPMS/joe-2.8-43.7.src.rpm 54314afa4b55889eb86413119379e29b 7.0/alpha/joe-2.8-43.7.alpha.rpm 86c53275430df95d2674b2805c960f5c 7.0/i386/joe-2.8-43.7.i386.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
You can verify each package with the following command:
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the
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