USN-4312-1: Timeshift vulnerability
30 March 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.10
Timeshift could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- timeshift - System restore utility
Matthias Gerstner discovered that Timeshift did not securely create temporary files. An attacker could exploit a race condition in Timeshift and potentially execute arbitrary commands as root.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.