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

Latest Episode

Episode 178

Posted on Friday, Sep 23, 2022

You can’t test your way out of security vulnerabilities (at least when writing your code in C), plus we cover security updates for Intel Microcode, vim, Wayland, the Linux kernel, SQLite and more.

Episode 47

Posted on Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

We catch up on details of the past few weeks of security updates, including Python, curl, Linux kernel, Exim and more, plus Alex and Joe discuss the recent Ubuntu Engineering Sprint in Paris and building a HoneyBot for Admin Magazine.

Episode 46

Posted on Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

A massive 85 CVEs addressed this week, including updates for Exim, the Linux Kernel, Samba, systemd and more, plus we discuss hacking BMCs via remote USB devices and password stashes.

Episode 45

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

This week we look at security updates for Dovecot, Ghostscript, a livepatch update for the Linux kernel, Ceph and Apache, plus Alex and Joe discuss recent Wordpress plugin vulnerabilities and the Hostinger breach, and more.

Episode 44

Posted on Monday, Aug 26, 2019

This week Joe and Alex discuss a recently disclosed backdoor in Webmin, plus we cover security updates from the past week, including for Nova, KDE, LibreOffice, Docker, CUPS and more.

Episode 43

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

This week we cover vulnerabilities in Ghostscript, the Linux kernel, nginx and more, and we follow up last weeks interview with another interview with Jamie Strandboge, this time talking about the history of the Ubuntu Security team.

Episode 42

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

This week we have a special interview with Ubuntu Security Team member Jamie Strandboge, talking about security aspects of the Snap packaging system, as well as the usual roundup of security fixes from the past week.

Episode 41

Posted on Monday, Aug 5, 2019

With Alex and Joe having been away at a Canonical sprint last week, we look back at the past fortnight’s security updates including new Linux kernel releases, MySQL, VLC, Django and more plus we discuss a recent Citrix password spraying attack.

Episode 40

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Big roundup of security updates from the past 2 weeks including Docker, ZeroMQ, Squid, Redis and more, plus we talk with Joe McManus about some recent big fines for companies breaching their GDPR responsibilities and it’s EOL for Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish.

Episode 39

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

A look at security updates for Django, Thunderbird, ZNC, Irssi and more, plus news on the CanonicalLtd GitHub account credentials compromise, SKS PGP keyservers under attack and Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish reaches EOL.

Episode 38

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

This week we look at the latest security updates for the Linux kernel, Firefox, ImageMagick, OpenStack and more, plus we have a special guest, the maintainer and lead developer of the AppArmor project, John Johansen, to talk about the project and some of the upcoming features.