Saturday , December 15 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Android, Modding & Updates » January security updates issued by Google – Updated Nexus Factory images now available

Google has today announced the latest security updates via their Nexus Security Bulletin site, as is the case once the vulnerabilities and patches have been announced, Google has also released updated factory images for supported Nexus devices.

The updates, in the form of flashable factory images are now available for the Nexus 5(MMB29S) and 5X(MMB29P), Nexus 6(MMB29S) and 6P(MMB29P) as well as the Nexus 7 (2013) (MMB29O) and Nexus 9(MMB29S) tablets and the Nexus Player(MMB29T) on the Android Developers page, with OTA updates due to start being pushed to devices soon.

Google has listed all the vulnerabilities, as well as detailed explanations on the Security Bulletin site, but as a summary have listed a table with the Issue, CVE identifier and the severity of the alert, with five critical, two high and five moderate alerts to report this month.

Issue CVE Severity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2015-6636 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in misc-sd driver CVE-2015-6637 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Imagination Technologies driver CVE-2015-6638 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in Trustzone CVE-2015-6639 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2015-6640 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Bluetooth CVE-2015-6641 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2015-6642 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup Wizard CVE-2015-6643 Moderate
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi CVE-2015-5310 Moderate
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Bouncy Castle CVE-2015-6644 Moderate
Denial of Service Vulnerability in SyncManager CVE-2015-6645 Moderate
Attack Surface Reduction for Nexus Kernels CVE-2015-6646 Moderate

All the updates are ready to flash if you wish, or if you’re patient, you can find an OTA update heading to your device soon.

Source: Nexus Security Bulletin, and Nexus Factory Images.

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Adrian Mace

I never got the latest 6P update and haven’t unlocked my bootloader – forgot – so I couldn’t easily flash it. Something to do with the fact that I am on the Telstra OTA at the moment I’m sure.

Wonder if I’ll get this one via OTA..

Will Dutton
Will Dutton

yeah i havent got 6.0.1 yet, feels like telstra are blocking it i reckon its been too long for the delay to be part of the normal roll out. I’ve popped my uneeded optus sim in to see if that makes a difference


Did that work?

Will Dutton
Will Dutton

nope :

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