Security Team Weekly Summary: October 26, 2017

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on 26 October 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 382 public security vulnerability reports, retaining the 130 that applied to Ubuntu.
  • Published 2 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 23 security issues (CVEs) across 4 supported packages.

Ubuntu Security Notices

Previous Week’s Ubuntu Security Notices

Since there was no weekly report last week, the previous week’s Ubuntu Security Notices are posted here for reference. Published 20 Ubuntu Security Notices which fixed 53 security issues (CVEs) across 27 supported packages.

Bug Triage

Mainline Inclusion Requests

Updates to Community Supported Packages

  • Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) provided debdiffs for trusty-artful for git (LP: #1719740)

Development

What the Security Team is Reading This Week

Weekly Meeting

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