Security Team Weekly Summary: November 16, 2017



on 16 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 149 public security vulnerability reports, retaining the 50 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 5 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 21 security issues (CVEs) across 5 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests


  • (snapd) submitted fix for for /dev/pts slave EPERM fix – PR 4159 and 4160 (2.29)
  • (snapd) submitted fix for modprobe failure causing all security backends to fail – PR 4162
  • (snapd) submitted fix for raw-usb udev_enumerate issue – PR 4164 and 4165 (2.29)
  • (snapd) created policy-updates-xxxii PR for master (PR 4180) and 2.29 (PR 4181), coordinate with snapd team. Among other things, this has a workaround rule for the above electron denial
  • (snapd) submitted ‘add test-policy-app spread test’ – PR 4157
  • updated eCryptfs -next branch for linux-next testing and got it ready to create a 4.15 pull request
  • snapd reviews
    • ‘fix udev tagging for hooks’ – PR 4144
    • ‘drop group filter from seccomp rules’ PR 4185
    • ‘support bash as base runtime’ PR 4197
  • landed documentation for the new (Linux 4.14) seccomp dynamic logging support in the upstream Linux man-pages project: 1234

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