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

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

Episode 106

Posted on Thursday, Mar 4, 2021

This week we talk about more BootHole-like vulnerabilities in GRUB2, a Spectre exploit found in-the-wild, security updates for xterm, screen, Python, wpa_supplicant and more.

Episode 105

Posted on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

This week we discuss security updates in Linux Mint, Google funding Linux kernel security development and details for security updates in BIND, OpenSSL, Jackson, OpenLDAP and more.

Episode 104

Posted on Friday, Feb 19, 2021

This week we take a look at a long-awaited update of Thunderbird in Ubuntu 20.04LTS, plus security updates for Open vSwitch, JUnit 4, PostSRSd, GNOME Autoar and more.

Episode 103

Posted on Friday, Feb 12, 2021

This week we take a deep dive look at 2 recent vulnerabilities in the popular application containerisation frameworks, snapd and flatpak, plus we cover security updates for MiniDLNA, PHP-PEAR, the Linux kernel and more.

Episode 102

Posted on Friday, Feb 5, 2021

This week we discuss the recent high profile vulnerability found in libcrypt 1.9.0, plus we look at updates for the Linux kernel, XStream, Django, Apport and more.

Episode 101

Posted on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

In the first episode for 2021 we bring back Joe McManus to discuss the SolarWinds hack plus we look at vulnerabilities in sudo, NVIDIA graphics drivers and mutt. We also cover some open positions in the team and say farewell to long-time Ubuntu Security superstar Jamie Strandboge.

Episode 100

Posted on Friday, Dec 11, 2020

For the last episode of 2020, we look back at the most “popular” packages on this podcast for this year as well as the biggest vulnerabilities from 2020, plus a BootHole presentation at Ubuntu Masters as well as vulnerability fixes from the past week too.

Episode 99

Posted on Friday, Dec 4, 2020

This week we look at security updates for Mutt, Thunderbird, Poppler, QEMU, containerd, Linux kernel & more, plus we discuss the 2020 State of the Octoverse Security Report from Github, Launchpad GPG keyserver migration, a new AppArmor release & some open positions on the team.

Episode 98

Posted on Friday, Nov 27, 2020

This week we look at updates for c-ares, PulseAudio, phpMyAdmin and more, plus we cover security news from the Ubuntu community including planning for 16.04 LTS to transition to ESM, libgcrypt FIPS cerified for 18.04 LTS and a proposal for making home directories more secure for upcoming Ubuntu releases as well.

Episode 97

Posted on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020

This week we look at vulnerabilities in MoinMoin, OpenLDAP, Kerberos, Raptor (including a discussion of CVE workflows and the oss-security mailing list) and more, whilst in community news we talk about the upcoming AppArmor webinar, migration of Ubuntu CVE information to ubuntu.com and reverse engineering of malware by the Canonical Sustaining Engineering team.

Episode 96

Posted on Friday, Nov 13, 2020

This week we look at results from the Tianfu Cup 2020, the PLATYPUS attack against Intel CPUs, a detailed writeup of the GDM/accountsservice vulnerabilities covered in Episode 95 and more.