Google Released Security Updates

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.

Framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9433 A-38196219 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2018-9410 A-77822336 ID High 8.0, 8.1

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9411 A-79376389 RCE Critical 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9424 A-76221123 EoP High 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9428 A-74122779 EoP High 8.1
CVE-2018-9412 A-78029004 DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9421 A-77237570 ID High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

System

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9365 A-74121126 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9432 A-73173182 EoP High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9420 A-77238656 ID High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9419 A-74121659 ID High 7.0, 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

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-5703 A-73543437
Upstream kernel
EoP High IPV6 stack
CVE-2018-9422 A-74250718
Upstream kernel
EoP High futex
CVE-2018-9417 A-74447444*
Upstream kernel*
EoP High USB driver
CVE-2018-6927 A-76106267
Upstream kernel
EoP High futex

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-5872 A-77528138
QC-CR#2183014
RCE Critical WLAN
CVE-2018-5855 A-77527719
QC-CR#2181685
ID High WLAN
CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078 A-78285557
QC-CR#2133114
ID High WLAN
CVE-2018-5873 A-77528487
QC-CR#2166382
EoP High nsfs
CVE-2018-5838 A-63146462*
QC-CR#2151011
EoP High OpenGL ES driver
CVE-2018-3586 A-63165135*
QC-CR#2139538
QC-CR#2073777
RCE High ADSPRPC heap manager

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-18171 A-78240792* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18277 A-78240715* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18172 A-78240449* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18170 A-78240612* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-15841 A-78240794* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18173 A-78240199* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18278 A-78240071* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2016-2108 A-78240736* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18275 A-78242049* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18279 A-78241971* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18274 A-78241834* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18276 A-78241375* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2017-18131 A-68989823* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2018-11259 A-72951265* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2018-11258 A-72951054* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2018-11257 A-74235874* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2018-5837 A-74236406* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2018-5876 A-77485022* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2018-5875 A-77485183* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2018-5874 A-77485139* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2018-5882 A-77483830* N/A High Closed-source component
CVE-2018-5878 A-77484449* N/A High Closed-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, see Check and update your Android version.

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