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February Security Patch for Android has been released – new Nexus factory images availabled

Google-Developers
It’s February, so that means Google has released a new set of Android security patches that have been found and fixed in the last month. The update also means that Nexus devices still covered by the software update process will also be able to either flash a new image, or will receive an Over The Air (OTA) update with the new updates in a few days.

The list of issues included in the February security update with the associated Common Vulnerability and Exposure ID (CVE), as well as a description of and severity of the issue has been detailed by Google on their security blog:

Issue CVE Severity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-0801
CVE-2016-0802
Critical
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0803
CVE-2016-0804
Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Performance Module CVE-2016-0805 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-0806 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Debugger Daemon CVE-2016-0807 Critical
Denial of Service Vulnerability in Minikin CVE-2016-0808 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi CVE-2016-0809 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0810 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in libmediaplayerservice CVE-2016-0811 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup Wizard CVE-2016-0812
CVE-2016-0813
Moderate

As usual, the updated factory images for Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, 7 (2013) – which all get build MMB29Q, while the Nexus 9 gets build MMB29R, the Nexus Player gets build MMB29U and finally, the Nexus like Pixel C gets build MXB48T based on Android 6.0.1. You can download the factory images as well as associated Binaries from the Nexus Factory Images page.

 
Source: Nexus Factory Images, and Google Security Bulletin.

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5 Comments on "February Security Patch for Android has been released – new Nexus factory images availabled"

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paulie
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paulie

Dam the Nexus 4 misses out

Andrew
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Factory images are availabled? Not even sure what combination of words that was meant to be :-/

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ummm factory images available I presume?

Andrew
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I assume it was meant to be 2 words originally

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Ahh that makes more sense… I get what you mean now.

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