Google Releases June Android Security Fixes

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 01:06 PM gHale

Google issued its June Android Security Patch that handles security vulnerabilities in addition to other fixes.

The Android security patch fixes 22 security vulnerabilities in the Android System and Framework, Linux kernel components, Qualcomm components, and the Media framework.

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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 security bulletin. “We have had no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues.”

Apart from addressing security issues, the patch takes care of various issues for some of the supported Pixel devices.

In one fix, they take care of a bootloader issue on Pixel 2 devices causing them to freeze during boot.

In addition, there is a camera issue on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones causing the camera to crash during video recording. There is also a problem that causes the Netflix app to hang on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL.

The patch is now rolling out to all supported Pixel devices, and it should also be available shortly for other Android devices from other hardware manufacturers.



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