Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : joe (MDKSA-2001:026)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61900
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected joe package.