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.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Linux 5.2||RHSA-2001:024||February 28, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 6.2||RHSA-2001:024||February 28, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.0||RHSA-2001:024||February 28, 2001|
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