Thursday , March 23 2017

March 2017 Security update for Android is out – Pixel & Nexus factory images released


It’s a new month and Google has released their latest security bulletin for Android, releasing details about the latest patched Common Vulnerabilities and the related patches for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

As usual there are two patches, one for the first and one for the 5th. Manufacturers can include the 1st but will miss out on some patches included until next month. In the 1st of March patch, there are 3x Critical, 8x High, 9x Moderate and a single Low severity CVE, while in the 5th of March patch there are 8x Critical, 22x High, 8x Moderate and again, a single Low severity CVE.

The patches are included in the latest factory images released on the Google Devices Software page:

Pixel:

  • Pixel (NOF27B)
  • Pixel XL (NOF27B)
  • Pixel C (N4F26T)

Nexus:

  • Nexus 6 7.0.0 (NBD92E)/7.1.1 (N6F26U)
  • Nexus 6P (N4F26T)
  • Nexus 5X (N4F26T)
  • Nexus 9 LTE (N4F26T)
  • Nexus 9 Wi-Fi (N4F26T)
  • Nexus Player (Waiting)

OTA images for the updates appear to be up as well if you’re wanting to install just the incremental update.

No reports have been found of any of the reported vulnerabilities being exploited as yet, but make sure you accept and install the patch just in case. OTA’s should be rolling out to supported Google Devices from today, and other OEMs supporting monthly updates should be soon to follow.

 
Source: Android - March - Security Bulletin, and Google Device Factory page.

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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  • Bizzyb

    Smart lock home location bug has been fixed with this patch on pixel xl

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