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August security update goes live for Pixel and Nexus devices

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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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