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

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

Episode 111

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

This week we look at how Ubuntu is faring at Pwn2Own 2021 (which still has 1 day and 2 more attempts at pwning Ubuntu 20.10 to go) plus we look at security updates for SpamAssassin, the Linux kernel, Rack and Django, and we cover some open positions on the Ubuntu Security team too.

Episode 80

Posted on Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

This week, Sid Faber and Kyle Fazzari of the Ubuntu Robotics team interview Vijay Sarvepalli from CERT about the recent Ripple20 vulnerabilities announcement, plus we look at security updates for Bind, Mutt, curl and more.

Episode 79

Posted on Friday, Jun 19, 2020

This week Joe discusses Intel’s CET announcement with John Johansen, plus Alex details recent security fixes including SQLite, fwupd, NSS, DBus and more.

Episode 78

Posted on Friday, Jun 12, 2020

SRBDS aka CrossTalk, the latest Intel speculative execution attack, is the big news this week in security updates for Ubuntu, as well as fixes for GnuTLS, Firefox and more, plus Alex and Joe talk about using STRIDE for threat modelling of software products.

Episode 77

Posted on Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

This week we look at security updates for Unbound, OpenSSL, Flask, FreeRDP, Django and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss the Octopus malware infecting Netbeans projects.

Episode 76

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020

This week we welcome back Vineetha Kamath, Ubuntu Security Certifications Manager, to discuss the recent release of FIPS modules for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and we look at security updates for Bind, ClamAV, QEMU, the Linux kernel and more.

Episode 75

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020

In episode 75 we look at security updates for APT, json-c, Bind, the Linux kernel and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss recent phishing attacks and the Wired biopic of Marcus Hutchins.

Episode 74

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020

Special guest, Tim McNamara, author of Rust In Action talks all things Rust plus we look at security updates for Linux bluetooth firmware, OpenLDAP, PulseAudio, Squid and more.

Episode 73

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2020

After the recent release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, we look at security fixes for OpenJDK, CUPS, the Linux kernel, Samba and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss robot kits and the Kaiji botnet.

Episode 72

Posted on Friday, Apr 24, 2020

A huge number of CVEs fixed in the various Ubuntu releases, including for PHP, Git, Thunderbird, GNU binutils and more, plus Joe McManus discusses ROS with Sid Faber.

Episode 71

Posted on Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

This week Joe discusses Ubuntu’s involvement in ZDI’s Pwn2Own with special guests Steve Beattie and Marc Deslauriers from the Ubuntu Security team, plus we do the usual roundup of fixed vulnerabilities including libssh, Thunderbird, Git and a kernel Livepatch.