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 19

Posted on Monday, Feb 4, 2019

This week we look at updates to the Linux kernel in preparation for the 18.04.2 release, plus updates for Open vSwitch, Firefox, Avahi, LibVNCServer and more. We also revisit and discuss upstream changes to the mincore() system call to thwart page-cache side-channel attacks first discussed in Episode 17.

Episode 18

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

This week we look at some details of the 46 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases and take a deep dive into the recent apt security bug.

Episode 17

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

First episode of 2019! This week we look “System Down” in systemd, as well as updates for the Linux kernel, GnuPG, PolicyKit and more, and discuss a recent cache-side channel attack using the mincore() system call.

Episode 16

Posted on Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Last episode for 2018! This week we look at CVEs in lxml, CUPS, pixman, FreeRDP & more, plus we discuss the security of home routers as evaluated by C-ITL.

Episode 15

Posted on Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Security updates for 29 CVEs including Perl, the kernel, OpenSSL (PortSmash) and more, plus in response to some listener questions, we discuss how to make sure you always have the latest security updates by using unattended-upgrades.

Episode 14

Posted on Monday, Dec 3, 2018

This week we look at some details of the 32 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases and talk open source software supply chain integrity and how this relates to Ubuntu compared to the recent npm event-stream compromise.

Episode 13

Posted on Monday, Nov 26, 2018

This week we look at some details of the 16 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases and more.

Episode 12

Posted on Monday, Nov 19, 2018

This week we look at some details of the 33 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases, including some significant updates for systemd and the kernel, plus we talk about even more Intel side-channel vulnerabilities and more.

Episode 11

Posted on Monday, Nov 12, 2018

This week we look at some details of the 23 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases, discuss the latest purported Intel side-channel vulnerability PortSmash and more.

Episode 10

Posted on Monday, Nov 5, 2018

This week we look at some details of the 17 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases, have a brief look at some Canonical presentations from LSS-EU and more.