+ Saturday January 25th, 2020

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Google has released new factory images for their current range of Nexus devices on their developers site. As promised last week by Hiroshi Lockheimer, the current head of Chrome, Android and Chromecast at Google, the update includes the new emoji we’ve been waiting for, as well as the latest updates to address Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs).

The current range of Nexus devices includes the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, Nexus Player – as well as the newest Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, all of which have a new factory image waiting to be downloaded and flashed. And yes, before you ask, even the LTE versions of the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 9 have new images available. Most devices are getting build MMB29K but if you check the Nexus Player and Nexus 6P, they get a MMB29M build.

The update also includes the latest round of security patches for December. On their Google Group, Google points users to the Security Bulletin update page, which has a complete listing of all 16 CVEs that are addressed and advises that they will begin rolling out over-the-air (OTA) updates with the patches starting today. If that’s too long – as above you can get the new system image. CVEs addressed include:

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MediaserverCVE-2015-6616Critical
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in SkiaCVE-2015-6617Critical
Elevation of Privilege in KernelCVE-2015-6619Critical
Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Display DriverCVE-2015-6633
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in BluetoothCVE-2015-6618High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in libstagefrightCVE-2015-6620High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in SystemUICVE-2015-6621High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Native Frameworks LibraryCVE-2015-6622High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-FiCVE-2015-6623High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in System ServerCVE-2015-6624High
Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities in libstagefrightCVE-2015-6626
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in AudioCVE-2015-6627High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Media FrameworkCVE-2015-6628High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Wi-FiCVE-2015-6629High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in System ServerCVE-2015-6625Moderate
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in SystemUICVE-2015-6630Moderate

The updated factory images are now live on the Google Developers page for those that want to dirty flash the update and check out those new emoji.

Source: Google Security Bulletin, and Nexus Factory Images page.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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Matt Coutts
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May be silly to ask, but I assume these also incorporate the fix for the Telstra issues on the 6P?

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