Debian Security Advisory DSA 041-1 (joe)

The remote host is missing an update to joe announced via advisory DSA 041-1.
Christer Öberg of Wkit Security AB found a problem in joe (Joe's Own Editor). joe will look for a configuration file in three locations: the current directory, the users homedirectory ($HOME) and in /etc/joe. Since the configuration file can define commands joe will run (for example to check spelling) reading it from the current directory can be dangerous: an attacker can leave a .joerc file in a writable directory, which would be read when a unsuspecting user starts joe in that directory. This has been fixed in version 2.8-15.3 and we recommend that you upgrade your joe package immediately.