Google security updates

Google released a first security update for Android in 2019 and fixed 13 critical vulnerabilities that affected latest Android versions 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9.

Android is one of the most targeting open source operating system for cybercriminals and the frequent attack against Android users are keep increasing each and every day because android users do not implement the security patches properly .

Here all the 13 vulnerabilities addressed under system and Framework level components that comes under severe vulnerability category.

The severity of vulnerability categorized 1 vulnerability under “Critical” and other 12 vulnerability comes under “High” Severity.

Most Severe vulnerability is comes under “critical” that allow attack to perform remote code execution using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code.

According to the Android Security Bulletin, The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigation are turned off for devellopment purposes or if successfully bypassed.

Also Google released first software update for Essential Phone in 2019 that include this current security updates. This Essential phone software update helps to update your Phone to Android 9.0 Pie.

Android Security updates

Here the complete security updates details of  the security vulnerabilities that apply to the 2019-01-01 patch level along with CVE, Version & Severity

SYSTEM

“The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9583A-112860487RCECritical7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9584A-114047681EoPHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9585A-117554809EoPHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9586A-116754444EoPHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9587A-113597344EoPHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9588A-111450156IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9589A-111893132IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9590A-115900043IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9591A-116108738IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9592A-116319076IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9593A-116722267IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9
CVE-2018-9594A-116791157IDHigh7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1, 9

Framework

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9582A-112031362EoPHigh8.0, 8.1, 9

Android partners are notified of all issues at least a month before publication. Source code patches for these issues have been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository and linked from this bulletin, Google Said.

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

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