Security Team Weekly Summary: December 21, 2017



on 21 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 301 public security vulnerability reports, retaining the 47 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 5 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 3 security issues (CVEs) across 7 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests


  • Disable squashfs fragments in snap
  • PR 4387 – explicitly deny ~/.gnupg/random_seed in gpg-keys interface
  • Submitted PR 4399 for rewrite snappy-app-dev in Go
  • Created PR 4406 – interfaces/dbus: adjust slot policy for listen, accept and accept4 syscalls
  • Reviews
    • PR 4365 – wayland slot implementation

What the Security Team is Reading This Week

Weekly Meeting

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