CVE-2020-10174 Detail

Current Description

init_tmp in TeeJee.FileSystem.vala in Timeshift before 20.03 unsafely reuses a preexisting temporary directory in the predictable location /tmp/timeshift. It follows symlinks in this location or uses directories owned by unprivileged users. Because Timeshift also executes scripts under this location, an attacker can attempt to win a race condition to replace scripts created by Timeshift with attacker-controlled scripts. Upon success, an attacker-controlled script is executed with full root privileges. This logic is practically always triggered when Timeshift runs regardless of the command-line arguments used.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.0 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/03/06/3 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1165802 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/commit/335b3d5398079278b8f7094c77bfd148b315b462 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/releases/tag/v20.03 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/AAOFXT64CEUMJE3723JDJWTEQWQUCYMD/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/SXDEPC52G46U6I7GLQNFLZXVSM7V2HYY/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/TXXYQFSZ5P6ZMNFIDBAQKBFZIR2T7ZLL/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4312-1/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-10174
NVD Published Date:
03/05/2020
NVD Last Modified:
03/23/2020
Source:
MITRE