Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : joe (MDKSA-2000:072)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61858
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionWhen exiting joe in a non-standard way (such as a system crash, closing an xterm, or a network connection going down), joe will unconditionally append its open buffers to the file DEADJOE. This can be exploited by the creation of DEADJOE symlinks in directories where root would normally use joe. In this way, joe could be used to append garbage to potentially sensitive files, resulting in a denial of service or other problems.
Users of Linux-Mandrake 7.0 and earlier should also note that joe's configuration files have moved from /usr/lib/joe to /etc/joe.
SolutionUpdate the affected joe package.