Android Security Bulletin Released for May 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Pixel and Nexus Devices
Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month’s security update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low vulnerability levels
Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs to fix common vulnerabilities across the Android platform. Security patch level 2017-05-01 (partial) ensures that all vulnerabilities up to the 2017-05-01 date have been addressed, while security patch string 2016-05-05 (complete) indicates that all issues up to the 2017-05-05 date have been fixed. An overview of the particular vulnerabilities that have been patched has been detailed in the announcement post.
According to Google, the most severe of all patched vulnerabilities is one that could allow an attacker to remotely execute malicious code by using multiple mediums. Thankfully, Google has had no reports of active consumer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues. Source code patches for these issues will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository in the next 48 hours.
As usual, OTA updates will be rolled out to the Pixel devices and supported Nexus devices in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the factory images and full OTAs are also available from the Android Developers site if you want to flash them manually.
|Device (Codename)||Build Version||Factory Image||Full OTA Image|
|Pixel XL (marlin)||N2G47O||Link||Link|
|Pixel XL – Deutsche Telekom||N2G47T||Link||Link|
|Pixel XL – Verizon||NHG47L||Link||Link|
|Pixel – Deutsche Telekom||N2G47T||Link||Link|
|Pixel – Verizon||N2G47L||Link||Link|
|Pixel C (ryu)||N2G47O||Link||Link|
|Nexus 6P (angler)||N2G47O||Link||Link|
|Nexus 5X (bullhead)||N2G47O||Link||Link|
|Nexus 6 (shamu)||N6F27C||Link||Link|
|Nexus Player (fugu)||N2G47R||Link||Link|
|Nexus 9 LTE (volantisg)||N4F27B||Link||Link|
|Nexus 9 WiFi (volantis)||N4F27B||Link||Link|
Have you flashed the latest update? Let us know your experience with the new update in the comments below!Source: Android Security Bulletin
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