Ubuntu Security Podcast

by Alex Murray · · ·

A weekly podcast talking about the latest developments and updates from the Ubuntu Security team, including a summary of the security vulnerabilities and fixes from the last week as well as a discussion on some of the goings on in the wider Ubuntu Security community.

84 Episode 84 July 30, 2020

In a week when too many security updates are never enough, we cover the biggest one of them all for a while, BootHole, with an interview between Joe McManus and Alex Murray for some behind-the-scenes and in-depth coverage, plus we also look briefly at the other 100-odd CVEs for the week in FFmpeg, OpenJDK, LibVNCServer, ClamAV and more.

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Tags: security, linux

Older Episodes

83 Episode 83 July 24, 2020
This week Joe talks Linux Security Modules stacking with John Johansen and Steve Beattie plus Alex looks at security updates for snapd, the Linux kernel and more.
82 Episode 82 July 17, 2020
With Ubuntu 19.10 going EOL, we have a special interview by Joe with Chris Coulson and Steve Beattie from the Ubuntu Security Team to talk TPMs and Ubuntu Core 20, plus Alex looks at some of the 71 CVEs addressed by the team and more.
81 Episode 81 July 3, 2020
Joe talks cyber security policy with Dr David Reed from CU Boulder, plus Alex covers the week in security updates including Mutt, NVIDIA graphics drivers, Mailman and more.
80 Episode 80 June 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.
79 Episode 79 June 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.
78 Episode 78 June 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.
77 Episode 77 June 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.
76 Episode 76 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.
75 Episode 75 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.
74 Episode 74 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.
73 Episode 73 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.
72 Episode 72 April 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.
71 Episode 71 April 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.
70 Episode 70 April 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.
69 Episode 69 April 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.
68 Episode 68 March 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.
67 Episode 67 March 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.
66 Episode 66 March 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.
65 Episode 65 March 5, 2020
Whilst avoiding Coronavirus, this week we look at updates for libarchive, OpenSMTPD, rake and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss ROS, the Robot Operating System and how the Ubuntu Security Team is involved in the ongoing development of secure foundations for robotics.