Android Security Update – Critical Vulnerabilities Let Hackers Control Your Android Phone Remotely

Android released new security updates and fixed several vulnerabilities that affected Android devices, and Android partners are notified of all issues.

Android fixed 33 vulnerabilities, in which, 9 vulnerabilities categorized under critical severity and rest of the 24 vulnerabilities are patched under “high” severity.

According to Android release notes, “The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed. “

The Vulnerabilities that patched in this update affected various Android components including framework, media framework, library, Qualcomm and its closed-source components.

A critical vulnerability in system and Media Framework let a remote attacker execute the specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

 The July Android security updates are also rolling out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Essential Phone.

Android Security Update

Framework

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2019-2104A-131356202 [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]IDHigh8.0, 8.1, 9

Library

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2019-2105A-116114182RCEHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9

Media Framework

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2019-2106A-130023983RCECritical7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2019-2107A-130024844RCECritical7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2019-2109A-130651570*RCECritical7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

System

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2019-2111A-122856181 [2]RCECritical9
CVE-2019-2112A-117997080EoPHigh8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2019-2113A-122597079*EoPHigh9
CVE-2019-2116A-117105007IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2019-2117A-124107808IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2019-2118A-130161842IDHigh8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2019-2119A-131622568IDHigh8.0, 8.1, 9

Qualcomm components

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityComponent
CVE-2019-2308A-129852114
QC-CR#2338800
N/ACriticalDSP_Services
CVE-2019-2330A-129850940
QC-CR#2379952
N/ACriticalKernel
CVE-2019-2276A-130890737
QC-CR#2335974
N/AHighWLAN HOST
CVE-2019-2305A-78530292
QC-CR#2253984
N/AHighWLAN Driver
CVE-2019-2278A-130567114
QC-CR#2345293
N/AHighHLOS
CVE-2019-2307A-129850941
QC-CR#2337425
N/AHighWLAN HOST
CVE-2019-2326A-129850483
QC-CR#2372306 [2]
N/AHighAudio
CVE-2019-2328A-129851238
QC-CR#2375115 [2]
N/AHighAudio

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityComponent
CVE-2019-2254A-122473972*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2322A-129766496*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2327A-129766125*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2235A-122473271*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2236A-122474808*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2237A-122472479*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2238A-122473168*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2239A-122473304*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2240A-122473496*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2241A-122473989*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2253A-129766432*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2334A-129766099*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2019-2346A-129766299*N/AHighClosed-source component

All the Android users are requested to update your phone immediately to apply the latest Android security patch.

To learn how to check a device’s security patch level, see Check and update your Android version.

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