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Back in Time release 1.1.24

Written for Back In Time by Germar on 2017-11-07

Fix a critical bug which allow shell injection

EDIT: This issue has been assigned CVE-2017-16667

* fix critical bug: shell injection in notify-send (

Updated on 2017-11-08.

Back in Time release 1.1.22

Written for Back In Time by Germar on 2017-10-28

Fix some minor bugs and backport from 1.2.0

Changelog:- fix bug: stat free space for snapshot folder instead of backintime folder (
- backport bug fix: backintime root crontab doesn't run; missinng line-feed 0x0A on last line (
- backport bug fix: can't open files with spaces in name (

Back in Time release 1.1.20 (fixes a critical bug)

Written for Back In Time by Germar on 2017-04-09

This release fixes a critical bug which could be used to escalate permissions. @mgerstner identified a race condition in Polkit CheckAuthorization. It was reported as CVE-2017-7572 (

* backport bug fix: polkit CheckAuthorization: race condition in privilege authorization (

Back in Time release 1.1.16

Written for Back In Time by Germar on 2017-03-28

This is a bug-fix release for Back in Time. I pushed the last release a bit overhasty which broke automatic snapshots. Sorry

* backport bug fix: start a new ssh-agent instance only if necessary (
* Fix bug: OSError when running backup-job from systemd (

Back in Time release 1.1.14

Written for Back In Time by Germar on 2017-03-06

This is a bug fix release fixing a critical bug which could make a system unboot-able if restoring filesystem-root as root without 'Full rsync mode' and with ACL and/or xattr activated. It would make '/' only read-able by root. No other user would be able to read from the whole filesystem.

Couple other bug fixes have been backported from 1.2. series, too.

- backport bug fix: udev schedule not working (
- backport bug fix: Keyring doesn't work with KDE Plasma5 (
- backport bug fix: nameError in tools.make_dirs (
- backport bug fix: use current folder if no file is selected in files view
- Fix critical bug: restore filesystem-root without 'Full rsync mode' with ACL and/or xargs activated broke whole system (

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