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Google releases November security update – issues new Factory Images for Nexus devices.

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Google has today released their November security update for Android, the monthly update to address reported issues and vulnerabilities.

There’s seven updates addressed in the November update, two are listed as Critical, four as high and a single moderate severity update. Google says that the severity rating is ‘based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are disabled for development purposes or if successfully bypassed’. The updates are:

Issue CVE Severity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Mediaserver CVE-2015-6608 Critical
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in libutils CVE-2015-6609 Critical
Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities in Mediaserver CVE-2015-6611 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in libstagefright CVE-2015-6610 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in libmedia CVE-2015-6612 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Bluetooth CVE-2015-6613 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Telephony CVE-2015-6614 Moderate


The updates have been patched and as per Google’s plan, they have updated the available factory images for selected Nexus devices. The Nexus Factory Images page has been updated for the Nexus 5X, 6P, 9, Player and the Nexus 7 (2013) Wifi, but there hasn’t actually been a new factory image issued for the Nexus 6 or the LTE version of the Nexus 7 (2013).

OTA updates for the November security updates should begin rolling out shortly, if you can’t wait then you can download the appropriate factory image for your device and flash it.

 
Source: Google Groups, and Nexus Factory Images.

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