Android Security Bulletin Released for August 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Google Devices
Habitually 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 2017-08-01 (partial) ensures that all vulnerabilities up to the 2017-08-01 date have been addressed, while security patch string 2016-08-05 (complete) indicates that all issues up to the 2017-08-05 date have been fixed. An overview of the particular vulnerabilities that have been patched has been detailed in the announcement post.
Google lists the most severe of the patched vulnerabilities under several headers:
- Framework; Media Framework; Kernel Components; Mediatek Components; Qualcomm Components: The most severe vulnerabilities in these sections could enable a local malicious application using specially crafted files to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
- Libraries; Broadcom Components: The most severe vulnerabilities in these sections could enable a remote attacker using specially crafted files to execute arbitrary code within the context of an unprivileged process.
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)||NJH47F||Link||Link|
|Pixel XL – T-Mobile, Fi carriers, and Rogers||NKG47S||Link||Link|
|Pixel XL – Deutsche Telekom||NZH54D||Link||Link|
|Pixel XL – Verizon||NHG47Q||Link||Link|
|Pixel – T-Mobile, Fi carriers, and Rogers||NKG47S||Link||Link|
|Pixel – Deutsche Telekom||NZH54D||Link||Link|
|Pixel – Verizon||NHG47Q||Link||Link|
|Pixel C (ryu)||N2G48C||Link||Link|
|Nexus 6P (angler)||N2G48C||Link||Link|
|Nexus 5X (bullhead)||N2G48C||Link||Link|
|Nexus 6 (shamu)||N8I11B||Link||Link|
|Nexus Player (fugu)||N2G48C||Link||Link|
|Nexus 9 LTE (volantisg)||N4F27K||Link||Link|
|Nexus 9 WiFi (volantis)||N9F27H||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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