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

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

Episode 119

Posted on Friday, Jun 11, 2021

This week we cover security updates for the Linux kernel, PolicyKit, Intel Microcode and more, plus we look at a report of an apparent malicious snap in the Snap Store and some of the mechanics behind snap confinement.

Episode 108

Posted on Friday, Mar 19, 2021

This week we start preparing for 16.04 LTS to transition to Extended Security Maintenance, plus we look at security updates for OpenSSH, Python, the Linux kernel and more, as well as some currently open positions on our team.

Episode 107

Posted on Friday, Mar 12, 2021

This week we check on the status of the pending GRUB2 Secure Boot updates and detail some open positions within the team, plus we look at security updates for GLib, zstd, Go, Git and more.

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.