A weekly podcast talking about the latest developments and updates from the Ubuntu Security team.

Latest Episode

Episode 230

Posted on Thursday, Jun 20, 2024

This week we bring you a special edition of the podcast, featuring an interview between Ijlal Loutfi and Karen Horovitz who deep-dive into Confidential Computing. Ranging from a high-level discussion of the need for and the features provided by confidential computing, through to the specifics of how this is implemented in Ubuntu and a look at similar future security technologies that are on the horizon.

Episode 229

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

As the podcast winds down for a break over the next month, this week we talk about RSA timing side-channel attacks and the recently announced DNSBomb vulnerability as we cover security updates in VLC, OpenSSL, Netatalk, WebKitGTK, amavisd-new, Unbound, Intel Microcode and more.

Episode 228

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

The team is back from Madrid and this week we bring you some of our plans for the upcoming Ubuntu 24.10 release, plus we talk about Google’s kernelCTF project and Mozilla’s PDF.js sandbox when covering security updates for the Linux kernel, Firefox, Spreadsheet::ParseExcel, idna and more.

Episode 227

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is finally released and we cover all the new security features it brings, plus we look at security vulnerabilities in, and updates for, FreeRDP, Zabbix, CryptoJS, cpio, less, JSON5 and a heap more.

Episode 226

Posted on Friday, Apr 19, 2024

John and Georgia are at the Linux Security Summit presenting on some long awaited developments in AppArmor and we give you all the details in a sneak peek preview as well as some of the other talks to look out for, plus we cover security updates for NSS, Squid, Apache, libvirt and more and we put out a call for testing of a pending AppArmor security fix too.

Episode 225

Posted on Friday, Apr 12, 2024

This week we cover the recent reports of a new local privilege escalation exploit against the Linux kernel, follow-up on the xz-utils backdoor from last week and it’s the beta release of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS - plus we talk security vulnerabilities in the X Server, Django, util-linux and more.

Episode 224

Posted on Friday, Apr 5, 2024

It’s been an absolutely manic week in the Linux security community as the news and reaction to the recent announcement of a backdoor in the xz-utils project was announced late last week, so we dive deep into this issue and discuss how it impacts Ubuntu and give some insights for what this means for the open source and Linux communities in the future.

Episode 223

Posted on Friday, Mar 22, 2024

This week we bring you a sneak peak of how Ubuntu 23.10 fared at Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, plus news of malicious themes in the KDE Store and we cover security updates for the Linux kernel, X.Org X Server, TeX Live, Expat, Bash and more.

Episode 222

Posted on Monday, Mar 18, 2024

We cover recent Linux malware from the Magnet Goblin threat actor, plus the news of Ubuntu 23.10 as a target in Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024 and we detail vulnerabilities in Puma, AccountsService, Open vSwitch, OVN, and more.

Episode 221

Posted on Saturday, Mar 9, 2024

Andrei is back to discuss recent academic research into malware within the Python/PyPI ecosystem and whether it is possible to effectively combat it with open source tooling, plus we cover security updates for Unbound, libuv, node.js, the Linux kernel, libgit2 and more.

Episode 220

Posted on Friday, Mar 1, 2024

The Linux kernel.org CNA has assigned their first CVEs so we revisit this topic to assess the initial impact on Ubuntu and the CVE ecosystem, plus we cover security updates for Roundcube Webmail, less, GNU binutils and the Linux kernel itself.