Android July Security Patches

Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 05:07 PM gHale

Google released its July Android Security Patch fixing security vulnerabilities.

The Android Security Patch for July is going out to Pixel and Nexus users worldwide and it consists of two security patch levels, 2018-07-01 and 2018-07-05, which fixes 44 vulnerabilities across Framework, Media Framework, Kernel and Qualcomm components, as well as Qualcomm closed-source components.

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“The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device,” according to the Android security advisory.

In addition to the fixes included in the July 2018 Android Security Bulletin, Google also patched 26 other issues and also improved consistency of Wi-Fi connections with some routers for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

If you have a supported Pixel or Nexus device, you are urged to update it to the July Android Security Patch Level, which is currently rolling out as an incremental update, which means that it could take a few days to arrive at all users everywhere in the world.

The July Android Security Patch will also be available for Android devices of other manufacturers in the coming weeks.

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