USN-4312-1: Timeshift vulnerability

30 March 2020

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.