The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Joe text editor follows symbolic links when creating a rescue copy called DEADJOE during an abnormal exit, which allows local users to overwrite the files of other users whose joe session crashes.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Linux 5.2||RHSA-2000:110||November 20, 2000|
|Red Hat Linux 6.0||RHSA-2000:110||November 20, 2000|
|Red Hat Linux 6.1||RHSA-2000:110||November 20, 2000|
|Red Hat Linux 6.2||RHSA-2000:110||November 20, 2000|
|Red Hat Linux 7.0||RHSA-2000:110||November 20, 2000|
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