Wednesday , November 22 2017

Google releases November Android Security Bulletin and Factory Images with patches


Google has this morning released their monthly security bulletin for Android with three patch levels available. As well as the bulletin which outlines common vulnerabilities, Google has also posted updated factory images and OTA files for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

The three patch levels: include a 1st of November, 5th of November and 6th of November patches, with partners advised of the latest vulnerabilities within the last month. Google says that ‘Source code patches for these issues will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository in the next 48 hours’.

While no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of the reported issues in this months bulletin have been found, a serious vulnerability in Media framework which would allow an attacker to remotely execute code within a privileged process was found – and patched.

The 2017-11-06 patch also includes a patch for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerabilities found last month.

For anyone wanting to flash the latest images, Factory Images and OTA files with the November patches are available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

Source: Google Security Bulletin.

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Yes, the article I was looking for. Your article gives me another approach on the subject. I hope to read more articles from you.

SteveT
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SteveT

My Nexus 5X only updated to 2017-11-05. Usually, it always gets the latest one. Don’t know why it missed out. Particularly concerned because 2017-11-06 has the KRACK fixes.

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Dean Rosolen

I noticed that too.

Morgan
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Morgan

vale Nexus 6 :(. No more security patches from the looks of it right as scheduled https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/4457705#nexus_devices

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