Security Team Weekly Summary: November 9, 2017



on 9 November 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities.

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During the last week, the Ubuntu Security team:

  • Triaged 201 public security vulnerability reports, retaining the 45 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 13 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 33 security issues (CVEs) across 16 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests

Updates to Community Supported Packages

  • Lucas Kocia (lkocia) provided a debdiff for xenial for firewalld (LP: #1617617)

  • Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) provided a debdiff for zesty for gdm3 (LP: #1729354)


  • fixed last of snappy-debug updates (handle core vs classic policy), test, push to stable
  • reviews
    • PR 4105 – i386/socket/trusty testsuite fix
    • review apparmor.d man page patch from jj
    • PR 4109 – fix parsing of mountinfo fields
    • PRs 4123 and 4124 – fix bug in ofono interface
    • PR 4136 – snap-confine apparmor policy bug

  • documented the content interface wrt shared libraries to follow store guidelines for cross-publisher sharing.
  • documented auto-connection for a specific plugging snap to a specific slotting snap
  • documented errno for different security backends
  • 1724785
  • PR 4114 don’t udev tag with devmode/classic snaps
  • PR 4115 udev tag serial-port interface with only path attribute
  • PR 4116 udev tag hidraw interface with only path attribute
  • PR 4127 don’t udev tag but add /dev/uhid to device cgroup
  • PRs 4131-4134 for 2.29
  • Migrated AppArmor to GitLab:

  • [Work-in-progress] AppArmor support for multiple policy cache directories: apparmor/apparmor!4

  • Simplified usage of libapparmor cleanup functions by preserving errno: apparmor/apparmor!6

  • Landed upstream libseccomp changes to support new dynamic seccomp logging: seccomp/libseccomp#92

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