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The Ubuntu Security Team represents multiple teams of people dedicated to keeping Ubuntu secure, and contributing to its proactive hardening.


  • To report private security bugs, please use Launchpad and check the "Security" flag.
  • For other private security concerns, please email

  • To participate in security packaging work, please join the motu-swat team, and familiarize yourself with the SecurityUpdateProcedures.

  • To participate in auditing and penetration testing, please join the ubuntu-pentest team.

How to Contribute

  • Help with projects
  • Write documentation


To discuss any Security Team projects, send email to the ubuntu-hardened mailing list.

  • CVE handling
    • tracking: Ubuntu CVE Tracker
    • fixing: main and universe
  • Hardening
    • Mandatory Access control
    • Compiler flags
  • Auditing and Penetration Testing

Launchpad Membership Policy

  • motu-swat: if you are dedicated to making a dent in the universe security updates, this team will have you.
  • ubuntu-pentest: if you are dedicated to "do not harm" while auditing and testing Ubuntu software and infrastructure, this team will have you.
  • ubuntu-security: this is a closed team for developers responsible for publishing security updates to the Ubuntu Archive.


  • For details on regular meetings (past and present), see [:SecurityTeam/Meetings].

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