Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : joe (MDKSA-2001:026)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61900


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected joe package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61900

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-026.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:joe, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0289

MDKSA: 2001:026