Security Team Weekly Summary: December 14, 2017



on 14 December 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 213 public security vulnerability reports, retaining the 65 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 15 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 16 security issues (CVEs) across 15 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests


  • review tools testsuite updates for resquashfs
  • write-up processes for reviewing base snaps
  • send up PR 4375 and PR 4375 (2.30) to add an app/hook-specific udev rule for hotplugging (fixes mir hotplug issue)
  • debug chromium mknod issue with nvidia GPUs
  • send up PR 4359 and PR 4360 (2.30) policy updates PRs
  • add missing rule to upstream AppArmor fonts abstraction

  • pickup PR 4100 and send up PR 4383 (2.30) for new ssh/gpg keys interfaces
  • send up PR 4366 and PR 4367 (2.30) for small removable-media fix
  • update review-tools for 2.30 interfaces
  • discuss options for possible biometrics interface
  • snapd reviews
    • PR 4365 – allow wayland socket and non-root sockets/wayland slot policy
    • PR 4140 – add an interface for gnome-online-accounts D-Bus service
    • PR 4369 – add write permission to optical-drive interface

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