Ubuntu 19.10 : Timeshift vulnerability (USN-4312-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 135028


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected timeshift package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 135028

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4312-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/03/31

Updated: 2020/04/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:timeshift, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10174

USN: 4312-1