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 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.

Episode 70

Posted on Friday, Apr 10, 2020

This week we have a great interview between Joe McManus and Emilia Torino from the Ubuntu Security team, plus we cover security updates for Apport, Firefox, GnuTLS, the Linux kernel and more.

Episode 69

Posted on Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

This week we cover security updates for a Linux kernel vulnerability disclosed during pwn2own, Timeshift, pam-krb5 and more, plus we have a special guest, Vineetha Kamath, to discuss security certifications for Ubuntu.

Episode 68

Posted on Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

This week we cover security updates for Apache, Twisted, Vim a kernel livepatch and more, plus Alex and Joe discuss OVAL data feeds and the cvescan snap for vulnerability awareness.

Episode 67

Posted on Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

A big week in security updates, including the Linux kernel, Ceph, ICU, Firefox, Dino and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss tips for securely working from home in light of Coronavirus.

Episode 66

Posted on Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

This week we cover security updates for Django, runC and SQLite, plus Alex and Joe discuss the AMD speculative execution Take A Way attack and we look at some recent blog posts by the team too.