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Mandrake A malicious user could create their own .joerc configuration file and attempt to get other users to use it.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           joe
Date:                   March 6th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:026

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
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Problem Description:

 The joe text editor looks for configuration files in the current
 working directory, the user's home directory, and finally in /etc/joe.
 A malicious user could create their own .joerc configuration file and
 attempt to get other users to use it.  If this were to happen, the user
 could potentially execute malicious commands with their own user ID and
 privileges.  This update removes joe's ability to use a .joerc
 configuration file in the current working directory.
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Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
56d2f6a0631af8bd0e1277ff9ac61c79  6.0/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.i586.rpm
43b6715da08c931174df9bdca65c5bd2  6.0/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
8d580b730449cd83cd3140ed5e85b711  6.1/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.i586.rpm
43b6715da08c931174df9bdca65c5bd2  6.1/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
96713b9dbd1d08045de30a5d3325e0e1  7.0/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.i586.rpm
43b6715da08c931174df9bdca65c5bd2  7.0/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
633c0600124591eb3a0d9f1299709b18  7.1/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.i586.rpm
10fa82ea14185c6df59c2eb282b628ff  7.1/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
35c4075c50bf84dde42573f20f549772  7.2/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.4mdk.i586.rpm
c6ff0ce8ad7365cfd2795c178b5e5f01  7.2/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.4mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
633c0600124591eb3a0d9f1299709b18  1.0.1/RPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.i586.rpm
10fa82ea14185c6df59c2eb282b628ff  1.0.1/SRPMS/joe-2.8-21.5mdk.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
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