Bug 30031 - joe tries to use ./.joerc
joe tries to use ./.joerc
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: joe (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-28 12:21 EST by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-28 12:21:48 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2001:024 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated joe packages are available for Red Hat Linux 5.2, 6.x and 7. 2001-02-28 00:00:00 EST

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Description Pekka Savola 2001-02-28 12:21:43 EST
As per:

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 15:13:42 +0100
From: advisories@WKIT.COM
Subject: Joe's Own Editor File Handling Error

Joe tries to use ./.joerc for it's configuration file.  If joe is used in a world-writable
directory, attacker can create .joerc there with malicious definitions that may
lead to to local user login (/root if root uses joe) compromise.

Don't they ever learn...
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-02-28 17:15:05 EST
Doh. Stuuuupid people. (not that any non-newbie would use joe on a regular basis
anyway). Fixed in joe-2.8-44.

Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2001-03-01 01:36:58 EST
this should really be a fix that gets pushed out to 6.X and 7.0 - its a dumb
error but it could be exploited and I know (I am) a person who uses joe all the

course - I've already patched my joe rpm :)

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-03-01 02:01:41 EST
I've already made rpms and an errata request for 5.2, 6.2 and 7.

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