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

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

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 49

Posted on Friday, Oct 18, 2019

This week we look at updates for Sudo, Python, OpenStack Octavia and more, plus we discuss a recent CVE for Python which resulted in erroneous scientific research results, and we go over some of your feedback from Episode 48.

Episode 48

Posted on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

This week we look at security updates for the Linux kernel, SDL 2, ClamAV and more, plus Alex and Joe talk security and performance trade-offs, snaps and OWASP Top 10 Cloud Security recommendations, and finally Alex covers some recent concerns about the security of the Snap Store.

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.