Fedora: Security Advisory for timeshift (FEDORA-2020-6b3ae09449)

Published: 2020-03-24 04:06:46
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'timeshift' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the FEDORA-2020-6b3ae09449 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Timeshift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS. Timeshift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes to the system. In RSYNC mode, snapshots are taken using rsync and hard-links. Common files are shared between snapshots which saves disk space. Each snapshot is a full system backup that can be browsed with a file manager. In BTRFS mode, snapshots are taken using the in-built features of the BTRFS filesystem. BTRFS snapshots are supported only on BTRFS systems having an Ubuntu-type subvolume layout (with @ and @home subvolumes).

Affected Versions:
'timeshift' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Fedora 31.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-10174

References:

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce%40lists.fedoraproject.org/message/SXDEPC52G46U6I7GLQNFLZXVSM7V2HYY

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9
Published
2020-03-24
Modified
2020-03-26
Category
Fedora Local Security Checks

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