August security update goes live for Pixel and Nexus devices


A bit later than expected, Google released the factory images and OTA files for the August security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices.

Along with the download files, Google published the security bulletin that sheds light on the what's changed. As usual, the update comprises of two security patch level strings to provide Google's Android partners with enough time to fix any vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.

The vulnerabilities found and fixed in this update have grouped in three sections: framework, libraries, and media framework. The most severe issue belongs to the latter category, as the critical security vulnerability in media framework “could enable a remote attacker using a specially built file to execute code within the context of a privileged process.”

Note that Google will push the August security update to the following devices: Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE and Wi-Fi models, as well as Nexus Player.

Those who own any of the above devices can wait for the OTA to arrive or they can manually flash the factory images released by Google earlier today.

source: Google (1, 2, 3)

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31 Comments

1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

A bit later, but no one tops Google when it comes to Android updates and monthly security updates for Android.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The main reason to go for a Google phone. Security and stability. Just wish that could be a bit for more aggressive in marketing their phone worldwide. I still have to depend on eBay to buy their phone.

3. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Hope Nokia flagship can achieve fast update like Pixel phone, whenever some country can't buy Pixel with warranty at their own country.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's my hope as well.

5. maka1ne

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

My Nokia 5 already has the August security update probably same time as the pixel

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Nokia 5 and 6 have the August security patch, and at the same time Google released it for their Nexus and Pixel devices, so I don't see a problem with them doing the same for their upcoming flagships.

8. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

They're not Google, so I seriously doubt it.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop it. BlackBerry isn't "Google" either, but that hasn't stopped them from being serious about security. You're being ridiculous now.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I never said anything about blackberry being Google. What the heck are you whining about now? You're being ridiculous with your constant whining and crying.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said that you did. Learn to read. But you did say that "They're not Google", referring to Nokia and speedy security patches, and I proved that's a ridiculous thing to say using BlackBerry as an example. Get over your idiocy and ridiculousness and learn to comprehend what's been typed by others. And stop crying every time you get proved wrong. You should be used to that by now.

16. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So why did you even bother to bring it up? You wouldn't have said it if you weren't thinking it. You should be used to being crushed by me each and every time you step up against me. You are proving that you are triggered by anything I say regardless what I say.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Obviously to prove a point that went way over your teeny tiny head. But you should be used to me dragging you around the comments section and destroying you with facts until you run away like a whipped puppy. You are proving that I triggered you with facts and common sense, like I always do.

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The only teeny tiny thing here is your member, which explains why you are so bumburned all the time. You don't do anything and we both know that you don't shut up until you get the last word in. Except you don't exhibit neither.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why are you so fascinated with my wang, dude? You're really starting to make me feel uncomfortable with the way you keep imagining what it looks like. All of this dragging I do to you in the comments section is having the reverse desired effect on you. Now stop that and stop being such a grouchy, complaining idiot because I force you to run away from our little confrontations every time like the coward you are. Stop projecting.

24. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Please, you don't do anything other than be a blackberry shill who's constantly triggered by what I say especially when it pertains to that bald headed loser. And get over yourself. We both know that you're completely microscopic and that's what she said.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop projecting, inbred trolling Apple shill. And get off darkk, already. You cling to his sack like a leech starving for blood. Lol, no, your mom certainly didn't say that. Quite the opposite, actually.

28. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Why are you talking about another man's sack? Lol that's pretty gay man. I told you once before, darkkmite doesn't care about you. You wish.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, why are you on another man's sack? You're pretty gay for that, man. But that's a well known fact about you, considering that you have a boyfriend. I keep telling you, darkk is married to a woman. Get over it, already. Nah, I know.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://nokiamob.net/2017/08/07/android-august-update-available-for-nokia-5-and-6/ Nokia pushed out this security patch at the same time as Google did. Kudos Nokia, for sticking to your word on speedy monthly security patches.

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Since this article is about Google and the best Android phones on the market, not Nokia, I'm giving them props for staying on top of the security updates. Same time doesn't top consistency.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Props can and should be given to ANY OEM that's staying on top of monthly security patches. To think otherwise is ridiculous. Nokia has *consistently* stayed on top of the speedy monthly security patches since they released their Android offerings via HMD.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Who are you to tell me who to give props to? Last time I checked, I don't have to answer to anything you say, so get over it. You're just mad because I said something you security and it got you triggered.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, all I see is you crying because I made a fool out of you with facts once again.

17. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I see that you are cowering just because I told you, with authority btw, that I don't have to prove anything nor answer to your bs demands.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! You have all the authority of a newt, which is to say that you have no authority at all. Now stop being so triggered because I posted common sense, something that isn't so common with you.

21. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You first before you bust an vein trying to think. You were cowering. No need to deny it.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're still projecting.

25. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You're still assuming with emphasis on the first three letters.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll admit, when it comes to dealing with you and the rest of you inbred trolling idiots, I'm a compete @$$hole, and I love it.

29. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

No, you're just the first three letters. You aren't cool enough to deserve the hole part. Lol, you wouldn't even know where to find the hole let alone be in a position to be able to find it.

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