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

Latest Episode

Episode 230

Posted on Thursday, Jun 20, 2024

This week we bring you a special edition of the podcast, featuring an interview between Ijlal Loutfi and Karen Horovitz who deep-dive into Confidential Computing. Ranging from a high-level discussion of the need for and the features provided by confidential computing, through to the specifics of how this is implemented in Ubuntu and a look at similar future security technologies that are on the horizon.

Episode 189

Posted on Friday, Mar 3, 2023

This week we dive into the BlackLotus UEFI bootkit teardown and find out how this malware has some roots in the FOSS ecosystem, plus we look at security updates for the Linux kernel, DCMTK, ZoneMinder, Python, tar and more.

Episode 188

Posted on Friday, Feb 24, 2023

This week the common theme is vulnerabilities in setuid-root binaries and their use of environment variables, so we take a look at a great blog post from the Trail of Bits team about one such example in the venerable chfn plus we look at some security vulnerabilities in, and updates for the Linux kernel, Go Text, the X Server and more, and finally we cover the recent announcement of Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS.

Episode 187

Posted on Friday, Feb 17, 2023

After the announcement of Ubuntu Pro GA last week, we take the time to dispel some myths around all things Ubuntu Pro, esm-apps and apt etc, plus Camila sits down with Mark and David to discuss the backstory of Editorconfig CVE-2023-0341 and we also have a brief summary of the security updates from the past week.

Episode 186

Posted on Friday, Feb 10, 2023

The Ubuntu Security Podcast is back for 2023! We ease into the year with coverage of the recently announced launch of Ubuntu Pro as GA, plus we look at some recent vulns in git, sudo, OpenSSL and more.

Episode 185

Posted on Friday, Dec 16, 2022

For our final episode of 2022, Camila is back with a special holiday themed discussion of the security of open source code, plus we hint at what is in store for the podcast for 2023 and we cover some recent security updates including Python, PostgreSQL, Squid and more.

Episode 184

Posted on Friday, Dec 9, 2022

This week we cover Mark Esler’s keynote address from UbuCon Asia 2022 on Improving FOSS Security, plus we look at security vulnerabilities and updates for snapd, the Linux kernel, ca-certificates and more.

Episode 183

Posted on Friday, Dec 2, 2022

This week we look at a recent report from Elastic Security Labs on the global Linux threat landscape, plus we look at a few of the security vulnerabilities patched by the team in the past 7 days.

Episode 182

Posted on Friday, Nov 25, 2022

After a longer-than-expected break, the Ubuntu Security Podcast is back, covering some highlights of the various security items planned during the 23.04 development cycle, our entrance into the fediverse of Mastodon, some open positions on the team and some of the details of the various security updates from the past week.

Episode 181

Posted on Friday, Oct 21, 2022

It’s the release of Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu, and we give you all the details on what’s new and improved, with a particular focus on the security features, plus we cover a high priority vulnerability in libksba as well.

Episode 180

Posted on Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Ubuntu Pro beta is announced and we cover all the details with Lech Sandecki and Eduardo Barretto, plus we cover security updates for DHCP, kitty, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, the Linux kernel, .NET 6 and more.