Security Team Weekly Summary: September 7, 2017



on 7 September 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 59 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 9 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 18 security issues (CVEs) across 11 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests

Updates to Community Supported Packages

  • Gianfranco Costamagna provided a debdiff for xenial for check-all-the-things (LP: #1597245)


  • Lots of snapd reviews: PR 3720 (solus), PR 3398 (XDG_ATA_DIRS for wayland), PR 3617 (big udev update), PR 3814 (opengl updates), PR 3812 (bluez interface on classic)
  • snapd PR 3826 for iio
  • follow-ups on PR 3805 (username/group instead of uid/gid)
  • lots of review/discussion surrounding PR 3621 (snap-confine calling snap-update-ns)
  • triage/fix snap-seccop testsuite failures on armhf and arm64
  • begin investigation of snapd device cgroup regression

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