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Google Released Security Updates for More than 40 Android Security vulnerabilities

Google released security updates under Android security bulletin for more than 40 Android security vulnerabilities that affected Android devices.

Security updates contain 2 patch level, the first one was released on 2018-07-01 and the other one was released on 2018-07-01.

Google Fixed 11 critical security vulnerabilities under the first level patch and 32 vulnerabilities as part of the 2018-07-05 security patch level 2.

Out of 43 vulnerabilities, 11 has been categorized under the critical issue and the rest of 32 vulnerabilities categorized under High risk.

Security Patch Level 1

The first security patch that released on 2018-07-01 and fixed 11 vulnerabilities that affected Android Framework, Media framework, System.

In this case, The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.


CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9433A-38196219RCECritical6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2018-9410A-77822336IDHigh8.0, 8.1

Media framework

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9411A-79376389RCECritical8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9424A-76221123EoPHigh8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9412A-78029004DoSHigh6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9421A-77237570IDHigh6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1


CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9365A-74121126RCECritical6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9432A-73173182EoPHigh6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9420A-77238656IDHigh6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9419A-74121659IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

Security Patch Level 2

Google fixed security vulnerabilities that applied to the 2018-07-05 patch level for several critical vulnerabilities such as remote code execution.

Kernal components and Qualcomm components related vulnerabilities are mainly fixed in this patch level.

According to Andoird Security Bulletin, The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a proximate attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

Kernel components

Upstream kernel
EoPHighIPV6 stack
Upstream kernel
Upstream kernel*
EoPHighUSB driver
Upstream kernel

Qualcomm components

CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078A-78285557
EoPHighOpenGL ES driver
RCEHighADSPRPC heap manager

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE-2017-18171A-78240792*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18277A-78240715*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18172A-78240449*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18170A-78240612*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-15841A-78240794*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18173A-78240199*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18278A-78240071*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2016-2108A-78240736*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18275A-78242049*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18279A-78241971*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18274A-78241834*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18276A-78241375*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2017-18131A-68989823*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2018-11259A-72951265*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2018-11258A-72951054*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2018-11257A-74235874*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2018-5837A-74236406*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2018-5876A-77485022*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2018-5875A-77485183*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2018-5874A-77485139*N/ACriticalClosed-source component
CVE-2018-5882A-77483830*N/AHighClosed-source component
CVE-2018-5878A-77484449*N/AHighClosed-source component

All the Affected Android versions are Android 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, and 8.1. and To learn how to check a device’s security patch level, seeĀ Check and update your Android version.

Also Read:

VMware Released Security Updates for Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Microsoft Released Critical Security Updates with Patch for 50 Critical Vulnerabilities

Apple Released Security Updates for Safari, iCloud, macOS, watchOS, iTunes

Parrot Security OS 4.0 Released With Number of New Powerful Tools and with Package Updates


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