Tuesday, 8 August 2017

August Android security update now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

As part of the monthly Android security release, Google has released August 2017 Security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, as well as other OEMs to release it to their devices.

The update for the month of August fixes several critical issues, including issues in Framework, Libraries, Media framework, Broadcom components, MediaTek components and more. Google explains the biggest one as "a critical security vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process". 

August security update is available for:
Pixel and Pixel XL (NJH47F/NKG47S/NZH54D)
Nexus 6P (N2G48C)
Nexus 5X (N2G48C)
Nexus 6 (N6F27I/N8I11B)
Nexus 9 Wi-Fi & LTE (N9F27H / N4F27K)
Pixel C (N2G48C)
Nexus Player (N2G48C)

Google also posted the factory images and full OTA zip files of August 2017 Android Security update on its developer website, for those who want to manually install them. Otherwise you can wait for the over-the-air roll out, which should arrive in next couple of days. 

Links: Factory Images | OTA Files | Security Bulletin

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