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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Joe text editor 2.8 searches the current working directory (CWD) for the .joerc configuration file, which could allow local users to gain privileges of other users by placing a Trojan Horse .joerc file into a directory, then waiting for users to execute joe from that directory.

Find out more about CVE-2001-0289 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Linux 7.0 RHSA-2001:024 2001-02-28
Red Hat Linux 6.2 RHSA-2001:024 2001-02-28
Red Hat Linux 5.2 RHSA-2001:024 2001-02-28

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