Android Security Fixes for April

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 04:04 PM gHale

Android Security Patch fixed over 40 security vulnerabilities and bugs for Pixel and Nexus devices, Google officials said.

The Android Security Patch for April is rolling out to Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C devices, addressing 19 security vulnerabilities in the 2018-04-01 security patch level, and 43 security vulnerabilities in the 2018-04-05 security patch level.

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Affected components include the Android runtime, System, Kernel, Framework, Broadcom and Qualcomm components, and Media framework.

“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, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed,” said researchers in a post.

In addition to the security vulnerabilities described by Google in April’s security bulletin, supported Google Pixel and Nexus devices received patches for other vulnerabilities.

They also received fixes for some functionality issues to improve the performance and connectivity of the devices, but also to improve other parts like messaging, battery, logging, certification, audio, GPS, and the user interface.

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