However, users who run Ubuntu 19.10 without a GNOME Shell / Ubuntu connection report that the media sharing function starts automatically as soon as it is logged in, without warning users that it is running in the background.
This allows other users of the same local network to access media files and folders without their owner knowing.
One Ubuntu user who has installed the latest update said: "My colleague at work just informed me that all my photos and videos are available throughout the company!".
What can you do?
Some Ubuntu users believe that problem is in an upstream configuration that asks the system to change media sharing.
There is currently no way to fix the bug permanently, however developers they are working on finding a solution for it.
If you have the Ubuntu 19.10 update installed, you can switch to the feature Multimedia sharing and make sure it's turned off. A temporary solution would be to uninstall the Rygel package, as the feature is powered by the Rygal server.
Users who have installed Ubuntu 19.10 and use GNOME Shell are not affected by the error.