Security Team Weekly Summary: August 31, 2017

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on 30 August 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 287 public security vulnerability reports, retaining the 61 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 6 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 13 security issues (CVEs) across 6 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests

Updates to Community Supported Packages

  • Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) provided a debdiff for trusty for kdepimlibs (LP: #1630700)

  • Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) provided a debdiff for xenial for kcoreaddons (LP: #1630700)

  • Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) provided debdiffs for trusty-zesty for varnish (LP: #1708354)

Development

  • Updated review tools to calculate uncompressed squashfs size and error out if too large. Update to unpack to SNAP_USER_COMMON and cleanup stale review directories.
  • review-tools fix for LP: #1712476

  • review-tools: implement new ‘reload-command’ yaml and new execstack checks
  • Submitted apparmor pull for artful to the Kernel Team.
  • Submitted seccomp logging patch set for both artful 4.12 and artful 4.13 kernels.
  • Submitted PR 3804 for user and group name lookups in snap-seccomp in support of snap privilege dropping.
  • Submitted PR 3805 to stop hardcoding uids and gids (for ‘root’ and ‘shadow’).
  • Submitted libseccomp PR for improved logging changes (https://github.com/seccomp/libseccomp/pull/92).

  • fixed a libseccomp test runner bug that was causing a class of tests to not run (https://github.com/seccomp/libseccomp/pull/91).

  • Work with design on ‘Snap interfaces GUI descriptions’
  • Perform various PR reviews in support of cross-distro and improved udev tagging
  • Meet with snapd team (Gustavo) on final designs for new desktop interfaces (PR 3719)

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