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

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

Episode 20

Posted on Monday, Feb 11, 2019

This week we look at Linux kernel updates for all releases, OpenSSH, dovecot, curl and more. Plus we answer some frequently asked questions for Ubuntu security, in particular the perennial favourite of why we choose to just backport security fixes instead of doing rolling package version updates to resolve outstanding CVEs.

Episode 19

Posted on Monday, Feb 4, 2019

This week we look at updates to the Linux kernel in preparation for the 18.04.2 release, plus updates for Open vSwitch, Firefox, Avahi, LibVNCServer and more. We also revisit and discuss upstream changes to the mincore() system call to thwart page-cache side-channel attacks first discussed in Episode 17.

Episode 18

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

This week we look at some details of the 46 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases and take a deep dive into the recent apt security bug.

Episode 17

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

First episode of 2019! This week we look “System Down” in systemd, as well as updates for the Linux kernel, GnuPG, PolicyKit and more, and discuss a recent cache-side channel attack using the mincore() system call.

Episode 16

Posted on Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Last episode for 2018! This week we look at CVEs in lxml, CUPS, pixman, FreeRDP & more, plus we discuss the security of home routers as evaluated by C-ITL.

Episode 15

Posted on Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Security updates for 29 CVEs including Perl, the kernel, OpenSSL (PortSmash) and more, plus in response to some listener questions, we discuss how to make sure you always have the latest security updates by using unattended-upgrades.