Bug 30031 - joe tries to use ./.joerc
Summary: joe tries to use ./.joerc
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: joe   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-28 17:21 UTC by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-28 17:21:48 UTC
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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 05:00:00 UTC

Description Pekka Savola 2001-02-28 17:21:43 UTC
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 22:15:05 UTC
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 06:36:58 UTC
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 07:01:41 UTC
I've already made rpms and an errata request for 5.2, 6.2 and 7.

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